Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Movies or Books
Lately, it seems like there have been tons of books and graphic novels that have been turned into movies. Most of the time, the movies either suck or pale in comparison to the book. Occasionally, the movie is great and really complements the book it's based on. Granted, visual imagery and written words are very different and are processed differently by us consumers. Written images require a certain amount of investment and interest in the characters and plot; whereas, visual images can often distract us from a thin or lacking plot.
Personally, I prefer to read the book and then see the movie. Sometimes, I'm willing to take a chance and see the movie before reading the book. The slant the director decides to take with the movie can often give us a fresh way of looking at the book. I'm often left very disappointed.