Monday, May 23, 2016

When Books Die

Why does Hollywood have to turn some of the best books ever into such horrific movies?

Watching Percy Jackson with my sister was a reminder of all the movies I've seen "adapted" (butchered) from books and other stories. Can we please have a moment of silence for all the amazing stories that have been massacred?


Thank you.

We have been disappointed time and time again with movies like Percy Jackson, Eragon, Avatar the Last Airbender, and even children's' books like Where the Wild Things Are and the Cat in the Hat.

I know that people need to make money and can't make five hour long movies all the time, but that is no excuse to take out the best characters, change the freaking plot, and waste our time with some 2 dimensional horse crap that they expect us to happily shove in our faces and then thank them for blessing us with this Frankenstein's monster of a movie!

I'm very passionate about this. I hate to see a story that I fell in love with be turned into..,this. It might not be a big deal to most people, but it is to me and it is to a lot of others. Stories are powerful things and these are stories that affected us in a big way. That's why we get so angry. Someone who doesn't care about something very important to us has gotten our hopes up and then dashed them against the jagged rocks of disappointment.

It's frustrating.

Thank you for reading. Have a wonderful day.

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