am i the ONLY one who hates it when

United States
March 26, 2009 9:44pm CST
people dont even know a book exsist till a movie comes out for it?! seriously like Twilight is the most common one! all these preppy girls didnt even THINK to read a book till they all saw Edward and were all like 'OMG EDWARD IS SOOO HOT!!!!' and their reading the book with the movie logo on the cover and theyre all gushing over the book and it just makes me SOOO mad bcuz im all like ive been reading the series since it came out! and then those girls think they know everything bout Twilight series and then they base their knowledge off the damn movie which is good real good but for the most part it sorta followed the book but then again it was out of order. plz tell me i am NOT alone in thinking this and what you have to say bout this PLZ! Thanks major in advance!!! =}
23 responses
• United States
27 Mar 09
I say anything that gets people reading is a good thing. The same thing happens with a great many movies - even the Harry Potter movies. There were people who'd never so much as thought of the books picked them up after seeing the movie. I can't count how many times I've been watching something like The Shawshank Redemption or Stand By Me with people and when I mention how good the novels were, they just stare at me and respond with '...this was based on a book?'. Which usually leads to me lending them said book. With so many people not thinking about reading it all, does it matter what inspires them to pick up a book and read?
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
To those people who watched those movies without any idea that they were actually from bestselling novels should 'make reading a habit'. It's not going to kill them, right? ^_^
• United States
27 Mar 09
Well....yes? That's pretty much what I was saying. So what if it's the movie that inspires people to read, if they start reading, that's the important thing.
• United States
28 Mar 09
I think you just explained my cousin.She says she is it's biggest fan,but she's never read a single book.She don't even know the actors' names.She got the movie and comes up trying to tell me what she read about the book on wikipedia.I looked at her a was like,"I READ the BOOKS.I didn't read the article about them.".It's extremely annoying.Lol.
@o0Tora0o (356)
• United States
29 Mar 09
Wikipedia: the Internet's answer to Cliffs Notes? x_X
@o0Tora0o (356)
• United States
28 Mar 09
There are a lot of movies that are based on books these days. It's not just the Twilight Saga--there's Marley and Me, Revolutionary Road, The Soloist, even The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and 21. I work in a store that deals with anything and everything 'entertainment.' We have a large display of Twilight merchandise near the video department. It includes T-shirts, hoodies, those godawful slap bracelets that say "I ? Sparkly Boys," the movie soundtrack, and, of course, all four of the books. And yes, I do hear a lot of "OMG, there are books?!" But you know what? I don't mind, because a lot of those people wind up buying the entire series right on the spot. They complain because Eclipse and Breaking Dawn aren't out in paperback yet, but they're happy that they can find out what happens next without waiting until the New Moon movie is released.   ^_~
@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
28 Mar 09
You'd need to have a very wide range of reading interests if you were going to be able to keep up with every book that had a movie version made,or an adaptation..I enjoy both books and Movies...And I agree,it's nice to see a Movie being made of a book you've read and Loved way back before the movie was greenlit..The only thing is,what kind of a job did the moviemaker do up on the big screen? Some books are so complex and layered,it's not easy to deconstruct them for a movie presentation..were there things that you felt had been left out in the book to movie transfer?
@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
28 Mar 09
It doesn't bother me at all because there are so many types of books that some people don't read every single type but, some people will watch any type of movie. My husband is one of those types of people and most of the time when we watch a movie I will say oh the book was much better lol. It mostly happens with Steven King movies but it does happen with a lot of other movies.
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
This is usually what happens this days, when it is done in the movie that is the time it becomes popular and known to people and sales of the books when very high and it sometimes becomes out of stock. Maybe people don't have the time to read.
@katebell (80)
27 Mar 09
i know aht you mean but i admit i have done the same but most times if i liked the film i would most likly read the book, but i do hate it when people only watch a film because of who is in it whats the point they proberly dont even know what is going on in the film coz there to busy watching the **hot** actors.
• United States
27 Mar 09
Some people are so lazy when it comes to reading and sometimes it takes a really good book that becomes a hit movie to get these types of people to start reading. Back in the 1980's when I was a teen I started to read the vampire chronicles by Anne Rice and by the time the 90's rolled around they finally made " Interview With A Vampire" and then I remember everyone I know went to go see this movie and they would gush about how great it is and how they just got the book the movie was based on and how I should read it and I would always say to them " Look, I read this book in the 80's and I know all about Anne Rice's vampire books" and often these idiot people would just look at me with their mouth open in surprise then totally ignore what I said then go on about the books...LOL..What makes me mad about good book being made into a movie is when they do such a crappy job when it comes to making the movie and they leave out very important vital parts of the book when it comes to making a movie, like they did in Anne Rice's " Queen Of The Dammed", which the movie was soooo terrible compared to the book. To be honest, I have known about the Twilight books way before the movie came out and last year for my birthday a family member gave me the first 2 Twilight series books as a birthday gift but I never had a chance to read them because I'm currently backed up with a 4 foot stack of books I haven't read yet and I'm slowly reading two other books at the moment when I get a chance. ( I have a massive book collection) So I guess sometimes this summer I'll read Twilight at this rate.... But I do love a good Vampire novel and plan on reading them soon. Somethings never change, each generation has their own preppy girl idiots that always copy what the cool kids are doing then they act like they were the first people on the planet to read, listen or see this movie,book or band when the smarter and cooler kids were years ahead reading, listen or doing things these posers are just now discovering.Just remind these preppy idiot how you were doing this when they were watching Disney playhouse..LOL
@mrrome (74)
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
I can say that most of societies today are really not into readings. They like movies and television and clips that they don't need to read. You see reading is a fashion, not to mention it is addictive. But when it comes to books and movies its a really different story. When I read a book and finished it from cover to cover, then I suddenly know that the book I been read is going to translated into movie, I rather not watch that movie. Movie tend to cut good novel stories, sometimes they revised the story. You might get disappointed when they make a different scene thought its the same meaning. That's why people have their own version of story. I'd rather stick to my readings and treasure my books.
• India
27 Mar 09
This has become quite common. Seeing the movie and the creating a hype for the book. To some extent the publishers and the movie makers are also responsible for a commercialization like this. I seriously think it should be the other way round. I believe a good book is worth more than the movie. Movie is always kind of fast forward and the essence of the book is not captured properly.
@kissieme (777)
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
Hi, Joey I don't really blame some people who don't know some of the best movies that come out in the theaters really came from best sellers. I had read some of the books like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Narnia before they came out. I just love reading a lot... lol I was so happy when they did though yay! though parts or scenes were omitted in the movie maybe because they are gonna make the filming really expensive and make the movie run longer. It's quite funny when people actually stare at you with huge eyes when you mention the movie came from a great book lol but some aren't as bookish as some people are. I haven't read twilight yet because for the past year I had been really busy with work to even go to the bookstore and hunt books lol. I wish I have the twilight series though...
• United States
27 Mar 09
This always happens. Some people are informed about particular books and some are not. When some books are made into a movie, people become interested and will get the books before the movie. I love the twilight series but I only read Twilight and new moon like 3 months before the movie came out. My cousin kept telling me to read them when they first came out but I was reading anothe series at the time(The Fallen) and I wanted to finish it first. So I was aware of the books when they first came out but didnt read them until it was close to time for the movie to come out. It is annoying when people talk about twilight or harry potter who have only seen the movies. The movies leave so much detail out that they don't even know cause they havent read the book. I think that people who haven't read a book that has been made into a movie need to stick to just talking about the movie and the people who have read can talk about both.
• United States
27 Mar 09
I hate that too. i read alot so i always know. Expecially with twilight! I had all 4 books read before the movie even came to the theatre...I love to read...not saying i wont go see the movie, but i like to see how well they describe the book or how much they change it.
• United States
27 Mar 09
The only issue I think you are wrong about is the fact that the movie was good. I had finished the series, well what was out before the seeing the movie, and I was so disappointed. From the book standpoint the movie sucked. I actually wish I had waited and saw the movie firs then maybe I could have enjoyed it. But yes it is annoying when talking about it to people who have only seen the movie, the movie was way off and left out a lot, hopefully the next ones are better. Oh and it might just be me but I thought the whole things was rather poorly cast........
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
I've read Twilight before it became a movie, but not that long before, actually. Maybe about 4 months before it hit the theatres. Well, I don't really hate those that only loved Twilight because of the movie. I mean, maybe Twilight became their wake up call to start reading books or something. LOL. But sometimes though, I do get irritated when I hear them discuss about it and they completely get all the facts wrong about the storyline.
• United States
27 Mar 09
I was not aware of the books at all until the movie came out. I still haven't seen the movie because I am trying to decide if I am going to read the books first. I am an avid reader, so I am leaning towards the books. Reading and comprehension is a fundamental skill that is being lost a little more every day. If a hot actor motivates people to pick up a book then I say good for them.
@ulalume (714)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I'm not really like this, mostly because I don't read books. I think that anything that has pre-teen approval (like Twilight) is just generally annoying in the first place and should be ignored. There are definitly pros and cons to books being made into movies. Take for example, Lord of the Rings. Prior to the movies coming out, I had never heard of them (I was young...at the time). They are some of my favorite films (as well as a lot of peoples). You can't really blame a good movie for making a good book visual and audible. Thats why people "fall in love" with movies and their characters more than books. These pre-teenies fall in love with Edward from Twilight because they can actually see this guy they find attractive, and that sparkles in the sun! I suppose I can see where you are coming from though. In regards to music, I am similar in this way. I've been listening to Coheed and Cambria for quite a few years, and it drove me crazy after they were on Rock Band to think that all of the people of the world would now know about them and turn them into some sort of pop icon (and annoy me at concerts). Its almost like you just want an underground book, artist, or movie to just stay "yours" forever.
@parthu28 (499)
• India
27 Mar 09
i havent seen the movie but still i have similar opinion about many books which have been made movies.i really get irritated when people see a movie and then tend to read the book behind it and then pose as if they posses the complete knowledge on the story ...........you can take the harry potter series for an example..... people never bothered to read the books till te movies came out.half of them never even knew any such book series existed before watching the movies..... that's really bad !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
you're not alone. in my school, i am probably part of the 1/4 of the girls in my batch that read the book before the movie came out. granted i started reading the books a little late (february of 2008), but still, i loved the series. and so did my other friends. then, these girls started gushing about how hot Edward was, and i knew it, too. but, as it turned out, they were gushing about how hot Edward was in the movie. then the girls started squealing whenever they saw any of the Twilight books. me and my friends like to call them "fake fans" because they only like the movie but know absolutely nothing about the books. there was actually one time when me and my friends were out in the mall and we saw this kid around 12 years old, reading Twilight while walking. we just looked at each other in a knowing way (like we knew that she was a "fake fan") and laughed when she was out of earshot. i'm not saying that we were morally right to do that, but it just gets on our nerves because here we are, fans of the series before we even knew that there was going to be a movie. and here these girls are, pretending like they know everything about the series (even i don't know everything), and squealing when they see the poster, or a book, or Edward's face. it's completely annoying. expect more of those annoying preppy girls because now that they're shooting new moon, the trailers and promo pics are going to come out. it's totally annoying but we just have to deal with it. but like i said, you're not alone. good luck with dealing with them come november. :D
• United States
27 Mar 09
Your post made me giggle! (because I agree!!) :) Yes, there are always going to be *those* people who never know anything exists but the movies. Then they find out it was based off of a book and they're not even interested in it or complain that it wasn't nearly as good as the movie. Blah, blah, blah. What drives me crazy is when people talk about how awesome these *American* movies are when a lot of them are remakes from other countries films! A lot of times, if not a remake, the ideas are stolen, but they're not "exactly" the same so they can take credit for it! The originals are usually much better!! :)