Movies based on Books and What I Think
That's the thing I'm trying to get at with the rest of the thing after the 'click to read more' link; Books are not Movies and you need to adjust between the two since usually you can't cram every single detail from the book into an hour and a half (or even two or three hour) movie. After the fold I'm going to look at a few examples of Movies that are adaptations of other things and how they stack up. Mostly because I can.
I could make an entire post about Alan Moore's material getting adapted and or butchered (depending on how you feel about it) by the time it hits the big screen. Ditto for frank miller. Personally I like the adaptations mostly because i can and do see them as distinct things. Yes League of Extraordinary Gentlemen could have been done better and the nemo car and magic size changing submarine could be all grumpy inducing but it was a 'fun' movie. Sin City and 300 are both good. Robocop I'm glad they didn't go with Frank's script if the limited run he did was anything to go by because this is after he'd gone crazy and into his 'all women are whores' period. Seriously some people need an editor willing to tell them that an idea is stupid and needs rewriting. Frank Miller is one of these people.