is the book better than the movie?

Philippines
May 2, 2008 2:27am CST
i only watched the movie so far...i have the book but have not read it yet...which do you think is better? some say the movie doest not represent the whole book..
12 responses
@esteria (396)
• India
2 May 08
well your friends are right the movie did not contain the best parts of the book. you should really read the book it is great and you will like it if you had liked the movie.
• Philippines
24 May 08
Thanks for the advice! I like the movie though not that much. I like Harry Potter more. I heard there's a sequel to eragon. They say these are 3 books. Is that true?
@esteria (396)
• India
26 May 08
yes there are three books the third is in printing right now its title is BRINSINGR. you will really like it it has gods in it too. i do like harry potter too.
• Philippines
27 May 08
Wow! The title is really weird. I heard another book in the series is entitled Eldest. So i thought the third book's title would also begin with the letter E. Hehe! Guess i was mistaken with my assumption.
@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
26 May 08
In my years and years of experience, the books are ALWAYS better than the movies. This one, the same. I'm really looking forward to the next book of this series. I think it is to be released in September. I've been into dragons since '91 when I first started playing the FF video games. Now I've got video games, books, collectibles, pictures, games etc concerning dragons.
@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
26 May 08
Oops....I posted before reading comments. Didn't realize the third book is already out. Well, off I go to find it. Thanks.
@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
26 May 08
Nope...not out yet. The name of the 3rd book is Brisingr and not due in U.S until September. see http://www.shurtugal.com
• Philippines
26 May 08
thanks for that! really helpful!
• United States
24 May 08
I read the book first and thought it was great and was excited about seeing the movie. I have to say i was more than a little disappointed in the movie. Alot of great stuff in the book was left out. I have the second book but only got about half way through it because it just wasnt as interesting to me as the first one was. I was at the bookstore the other day and saw there was a third one which made want to try reading the second one again.
• Philippines
25 May 08
Hey pheonixstar1982! That's great! What's the title of the 2nd and 3rd books?
• United States
25 May 08
The second book is called Eldest and i do not remember the name of the third book. I sorry.
• Philippines
26 May 08
it's alright! thanks for that...
@obidan (368)
• Romania
2 May 08
The Book is definatly way better then the movie, I loved the book and the movie was mediocre compared to the book!
@helsin (57)
• United States
16 May 08
the book was so much better then the movie because the movie leftout so much stuff it wasn't even funny
• Philippines
24 May 08
Hi obidan and helsin! Can you tell me which parts of the book were left out and were not shown in the movie?
@patms1 (522)
• United States
26 May 08
The book is always better then the movie except for Jaws and a few others. In the book they can be more descriptive and have more people to make the story more understandable. Besides a book can be carried and taken to the beach or wherever.
• Philippines
27 May 08
To the beach or to the spa. Hehe! I haven't heard of Jaws having a book. That's quite a discovery for me. Who's the author?
@murtagh92 (182)
• United States
19 May 08
um...well, i'd hav to say the book was much better than the movie... of course, usually things are left out when making a movie based on the book, but i usually enjoy the movie...however, this time, it was particularly bad, like so much more left out, and some parts weren't even related, like the fight scene at the end of the movie. this was a bad one, and i wouldn't recommend seeing it, but if ur like me, u just hav to see it because other people could be wrong and u just might like it! lol, let me know how everything turns out!
• Philippines
24 May 08
Thanks for the response! I'll find time to read the book one of these days and see if you got it right. Some others said that the book is really better than the movie so i guess i have to believe you guys. I can't remember the fight scene though. Can you tell me all about it?
17 May 08
As is with most book/movie interpretations, the book is much much better
• Philippines
24 May 08
Thanks for the response. Did you enjoy the movie?
@nanayangel (7843)
• Philippines
2 May 08
Hi there inapaulineabelon! I only watched the movie too so I don't really know. But based on my personal experience, it's always better in the books save for a couple of exceptions.
• Philippines
24 May 08
Yeah i agree with you. Same with Harry Potter. Do you know any other book which has a movie that captured very little of the wonderful features of the book?
• United States
21 Jun 08
the book is better. plain and simple. not only was the movie chooped and mutilated but the ending left no room for the second book. plus in the movie everything appeared to be resolved, yet the third book is still due and it was suposed to be a four part story. the movie compleyley disgusted me. it was worse than finding out that they had cut ludobagman from the 4th harry potter movie.sorry that this response is late but i just saw the topic...hope you enjoy or enjoyed the second book...
@madlees (1381)
• India
17 Jun 08
The book is always better, inapaulineabelon, You can imagine while reading a book, that'll give you a version which is better in all versions. Book has more descriptions and all those details will not come in the movie. In the movie the story will get cut according to the time limit. I have seen some movies after reading the books. You can understand the story easily in a movie but the details are lost. Everything is wrapped up in three to four hours. Books represent the whole story as the author wanted into. that natural flow will not be there in the movie. You start reading the book about which you have seen the movie. You'll understand the difference.
• Poland
17 Jun 08
ALWAYS book is better than movie ;)
@BrP289 (2)
• United States
14 Jun 08
I read the book before I saw the movie and was terribly disappointed in the movie, but I do give props for the speacial effects. All in all the book is WAY better!