Right now I have the last movie in the Lord of the Rings series on. I really like these movies and think they did an incredible job making them. The special effects are awesome! Now why the heck couldn't they do what they did here for Eragon? I'm still pissed off about the mess they made of that movie. I read the book about four or five times and was sooo excited to see the film. Sadly, I was disappointed. The guy who played Eragon was great and Saphira was pretty darn good too but the special effects were lacking in places. My greatest sadness was in the lack of similarity in the settings. Where were the mountains so high you couldnt see the tops? I missed a lot of what was so freaking cool in the book.
It makes me wonder about my work. If my dreams come true and my work is published, what if it they made it into a movie? Would I like what they did? Can an author have enough say to ensure their vision is brought to live correctly? Hmmm. So many movies seem to be based on books and almost all of them fail to live up to their inspiration. In my opinion books are better than movies. Period. Of course I'm partial to the written word, though I do love movies. There's something about seeing the worlds and characters in your mind. The way we all start from the same description yet see them in our own way. I don't know what science says on this subject but reading has got to be more beneficial overall for your mind. It requires more of us it would seem. Don't get me wrong I'm not bad mouthing movies or anything but if I had to choose I'd take a book anyday. Let me correct myself - a GOOD book!
What about you...any disappointments in books brought to life?