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MOVIE VS. BOOK (SPOILER ALERT)

Post by tinkerirock on Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:00 am

so how many of you think that the movie STORY was better than the book??

The book, The Lightning Thief, was made a while ago, so i consider it not "modernized". I admitt its an awesome book and very addicting. i think rick did an excelent job on it.

The movie though came out years later, so they eventually had to change some things due to the change in time. the movie STORY/PLOT i think was better.

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Re: MOVIE VS. BOOK (SPOILER ALERT)

Post by percyjackson101 on Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:43 am

i think that the book plot was better- if you look at it overall.
but....
i really liked the plot of the movie- THOUGH- it is different from the plot of the book. I do have to agree with tinkerirock... the plot of the movie is more modernized than the book
but....
i like the book plot better
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Re: MOVIE VS. BOOK (SPOILER ALERT)

Post by tinkerirock on Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:56 am

percyjackson101 wrote:i think that the book plot was better- if you look at it overall.
but....
i really liked the plot of the movie- THOUGH- it is different from the plot of the book. I do have to agree with tinkerirock... the plot of the movie is more modernized than the book
but....
i like the book plot better
woww. i do like ricks story, dont get me wrong, its just that i like the movie plot better
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Re: MOVIE VS. BOOK (SPOILER ALERT)

Post by Cennedy125 on Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:24 am

I love Rick's story but I did think that the movie's plot was more modernized.
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Re: MOVIE VS. BOOK (SPOILER ALERT)

Post by Pendragon on Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:05 am

I'm gonna have to vote for the book's plot as well. But don't get me wrong, the movie definitely has its merits. I LOVED the Lotus Casino scene.
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Post by Posidonsdaughter on Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:22 am

Wow! They a re two totally different art forums and I really enjoyed both. Movies are what I call QUICK FIX. I have two hours and I want to be entertained. I don't have to make any effort, just keep it coming at me. Books are A TIME COMMITMENT. I want to be taken to a different place; become part of the story, reallly know the characters, and I don't mind the world will have to go away for awhile until I'm done.

I have the audiobook and listening it takes 10 hours and 12 minutes. I don't thnk I could read it faster, I am a slow reader. But the humor and descriptions just can't be beat. The book is so much richer and fuller, it is the best.

With that said, I trully enjoyed the movies more mature humor, pace, and visual delightment. It is a great piece of art, simular to the to the book, but stands on it's own merits.

In the end the book is best!

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Book is better!!!

Post by penguinsoldier on Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:23 pm

The plot of the movie left out major bits of the story, Ares and Kronos being the main ones. The quest to find the three pearls I thought was abit naff (is that a word?) too, but i guess it takes away some of the ramdomness of the monster encounters. And Percy going to the Underworld on the off-chance Hades would believe he didn't steal the bolt and then free his mum was far-fetched I thought. The book takes more time to weave the plot and introduce the world, so I think its better, but then again these are two very different mediums...
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Re: MOVIE VS. BOOK (SPOILER ALERT)

Post by tinkerirock on Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:06 pm

yea i agree. atleast they involved some greek mythology of Persephone hiding the pearls across U.S., though thats nnot true in the book
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Post by Pendragon on Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:47 pm

Penguinsoldier's got a good point. Going to the Underworld because Hades MIGHT let Sally go because of Percy's innocence is more than a wee bit STUPID. I mean, he should've known Hades couldn't be trusted, and he didn't even HAVE the bolt to bargain with. I mean, COME ON! Wake up and smell the blue waffles, Seaweed Brain!
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Re: MOVIE VS. BOOK (SPOILER ALERT)

Post by Posidonsdaughter on Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:48 pm

Chiron's idea for Percy was just as lame. To go to Mt. Olympis and try to get Zeus to back down and convince him that Percy was not the thief. Also Chiron knowing that they have 10 days to say no stay here and train. Knowing that he expected Percy to disobey and sneak off. That really bothers me. Rolling Eyes No Suspect

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Re: MOVIE VS. BOOK (SPOILER ALERT)

Post by tinkerirock on Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:09 pm

Posidonsdaughter wrote:Chiron's idea for Percy was just as lame. To go to Mt. Olympis and try to get Zeus to back down and convince him that Percy was not the thief. Also Chiron knowing that they have 10 days to say no stay here and train. Knowing that he expected Percy to disobey and sneak off. That really bothers me. Rolling Eyes No Suspect
yea same here. It was obviuos they were going to sneak out anyways.
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Re: MOVIE VS. BOOK (SPOILER ALERT)

Post by PJO-geek on Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:17 pm

Posidonsdaughter wrote:Wow! They a re two totally different art forums and I really enjoyed both. Movies are what I call QUICK FIX. I have two hours and I want to be entertained. I don't have to make any effort, just keep it coming at me. Books are A TIME COMMITMENT. I want to be taken to a different place; become part of the story, reallly know the characters, and I don't mind the world will have to go away for awhile until I'm done.

I have the audiobook and listening it takes 10 hours and 12 minutes. I don't thnk I could read it faster, I am a slow reader. But the humor and descriptions just can't be beat. The book is so much richer and fuller, it is the best.

With that said, I trully enjoyed the movies more mature humor, pace, and visual delightment. It is a great piece of art, simular to the to the book, but stands on it's own merits.

In the end the book is best!

I definately have to agree with Poseidonsdaughter. Although, it only would take me about an hour and a half to read it, just saying. But yes, the book is much fuller and explains everything going on; and includes tragedy, humor, heroism, and bravery. The movie was mostly how Chris Columbus described the book "Childish, cute and silly at times." But that's my POV.
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Post by Pendragon on Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:23 pm

Completely. I mean, did you SEE Annabeth?? At times, she acts NOTHING like Annabeth.
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Post by PJO-geek on Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:24 pm

Exactly!! The book was much, MUCH, better than the movie!
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Post by Artemisrocks on Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:03 pm

The movie was screwed up! I was ticked off about the fact that Ares wasn't in the movie.
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Post by percyjackson101 on Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:07 pm

yea... Ares, Mr.D, Clarisse, Travis and Conner Stoll, Selina Beaugaurd, and Charles Beckonford and a whole lot o other people weren't in the movie
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Post by Artemisrocks on Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:28 pm

They didn't even have Kronos!
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Post by penguinsoldier on Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:21 am

Pendragon wrote:Completely. I mean, did you SEE Annabeth?? At times, she acts NOTHING like Annabeth.

I agree, Annabeth in the film ended up being just eye candy, and not the know-all, never surprised, kick ass daughter of Athena we all love.

Most cringe worthy line of the film? This one from Annabeth to Percy, 'I definitely have strong feelings for you. I just don't know whether they're positive or negative yet...' Wink wink, nudge nudge.

However, I rather liked the movie Grover; witty, funny and totally unable to stay away from females of any species. He lifted the mood of the movie for me, but he only ate ONE aluminium can!!! Maybe he's on a diet...
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Post by PJO-geek on Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:18 am

Or maybe they just didn't have you see him eat any tin cans besides the one.

But yeah. I could fill a whole hundred-two hundred page book about everything that wasn't in the movie. Maybe 300.
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Post by percyjackson101 on Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:29 am

same here. and about the grover thing, i bet he ate them when the camera wasn't on him. another thing that kind of disturbed me was that camp half blood- wasn't the way i thought it would be. it looked old. i mean, i get the fact that greek mythology is old, but in the book, they describe Camp Half Blood..... kind of modern and normal.
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Post by Artemisrocks on Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:22 pm

Camp Half Blood looked sorta rough and unorginized. i mean, there weren't even cabins! it was just a outline with, like, sheetlike things over it.
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Post by tinkerirock on Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:18 pm

yea i agree, though they were really kool!! the thing that was awesome about the cabins was that they were made based on the God that is their parents; like made out of sacred stone or the ares cabin having peeled paint.
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Post by Artemisrocks on Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:17 am

that is true
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Post by percyjackson101 on Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:40 am

Artemisrocks wrote:Camp Half Blood looked sorta rough and unorginized. i mean, there weren't even cabins! it was just a outline with, like, sheetlike things over it.

oh yeah. that kind of upsetted me. it was suppose to be like a cabin so it seemed a bit normal, and it would be sad if a breeze blew in, or bugs at night
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Post by Palladog on Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:55 pm

tinkerirock wrote:so how many of you think that the movie STORY was better than the book??

The book, The Lightning Thief, was made a while ago, so i consider it not "modernized". I admitt its an awesome book and very addicting. i think rick did an excelent job on it.

The movie though came out years later, so they eventually had to change some things due to the change in time. the movie STORY/PLOT i think was better.

post wat u think and vote on the poll!

Honestly... I think it sucked... The books are the best I've ever read, and I was soo disappointed after I'd seen the movie! I mean, they changed everything! Everyone knew Percy was the son of Poseidon, and they were all okay with it! Hello? What about the oath the Big Three took a few centuries ago?

Annabeth should've been blonde, but I guess that's only a minor detail. What I did disappoint me with her was that she didn't have the knife (right?) Luke gave her. And appearently she was thing big swords champion, or whatever. She isn't in the books.

Grover... well, he should be caucasian, and have acne, and... you get my point. They went so far away from the books, I kind of boiled with rage Razz

One other thing that I disliked was that the gods were forbidden to see their children in the movie - in the books Annabeth had seen her mom one time before she met Percy, and a couple of other demigods as well. One OTHER thing was that the gods didn't seem to be able to teleport. I mean, Poseidon had to walk all the way from the harbour to Empire State Building. WALK!
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