Tuesday, February 13, 2018

5 Reasons Why Books are Better than Movies

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was the first movie that really disappointed my wife. It wasn't that the acting was bad, or the cinematography, or the special effects. But it was the first time that she had read the book before seeing the movie, and it ruined everything! Her expectations for which scenes she thought should be in the film, the way she thought the characters should look or behave, it was all wrong.

Why is that? Why is the book always better?

I have come up with the following five reasons why I believe that the book will almost always be better than the movie:

1- We get inside the main character's head

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, however a thousand words may not be enough to communicate what is happening inside a character's head. When we read a book we get exactly what each character is thinking and what their thought processes are. I can't tell you how many times I have watched a movie and asked "Why did they choose to do that? Why didn't they do this instead?" Movies cannot show us what a character is thinking as well as a book can because it is really hard to put a camera inside someone's head.

5 Reasons Why Books are Better than Movies

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was the first movie that really disappointed my wife. It wasn't that the acting was bad, o...