Books vs Movies

Books vs Movies

Books vs Movies

Cassiana Pozzi, Entertainment Editor

       Readers lived through the games, chose a faction, became a shadowhunter, survived the waves, and enrolled in Hogwarts. Those same readers got to see their favorite books, they once had to imagine, displayed on the big screen throughout the years. Some feel that the movie is just as amazing as the book, but many disagree.

     A large number of movies have been based on books and everyone has a different opinion whether or not the book was portrayed well. Many books such as The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, The 5th Wave, and The Fault in our Stars have been highly praised by book readers as the characters and the plot were perfectly twisted into a movie. Many other stories had been known for their perfect portrayal up on the big screen. It isn’t unusual that a reader enjoys the book more than the movie, even if the movie had a good recreation.

     Although many books-to-movies fail to disappoint readers, there have been a few films that hadn’t impressed audiences. Paper Towns, Catching Fire, Scorch Trials, and Insurgent had disappointed viewers because they failed to recreate the book in a way readers expected. The only way to enjoy most these movies is if you do not read the book first. Reading the books before seeing this movie will only be a disappointment or they will be completely different than what one could have expected.

     The disappointments of the recreations are far out-weighted by the incredible films that have come from books. Readers can agree that movies, based off the books, have gave them a better visual of their favorite story.