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This week's question: Are there any book to movie adaptations where you think the movie is better than the book?
I may get crucified for this, but I enjoyed The Lord of the Rings Trilogy movies better than the books. The books were at times difficult to get through and very wordy. The movies are, to me, perfection. A lot of Tolkien purists and fans feel that the movies didn't include important scenes (like Tom Bombadil) and then included scenes that were not in the books (like the romance between Aragorn and Arwen.) However, in an interview Peter Jackson explains that as a filmmaker he had to cut scenes from the book (of course), but that doesn't mean that the encounter with Tom Bombadil didn't happen in the movie version. It just means it wasn't shown. Also, the books do allude to a relationship between Aragorn and Arwen and just because the details didn't happen in the book, doesn't mean it didn't happen at all. Peter Jackson included his vision of this romance. Also, I don't know about you, but when I read the books, I envisioned it "cuter" than the movie, if that makes sense. I understand it was written as a YA story, but the movie was more sophisticated and more realistic for me.
How about you? Do you like any movies better than the book they were based on?