33 Thoughts Everyone Has While Watching the Film Adaption of Their Favorite Book

Is the book really always better?

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1. It’s starting! It’s here! I hope it doesn’t suck.

2. They kept the opening scene! Even the dialogue!

3. Wait, that character looked different in the book.

4. Well, maybe I just pictured them different. Whatever.

5. Yessss that guy’s even more of a jerk than I remember.

6. I don’t remember if that happened in the book … I should have reread it before I saw the movie. Oh well.

7. No wait, I remember. This scene just happened in a different place in the book.

8. I kind of like how they did that. Good directing.

9. UGH STUPID DIRECTOR YOU RUINED THAT CHARACTER FOR ME.

10. I can’t decide if I hate what they did with this character or just the person they cast to play them.

11. MY FAVORITE SCENE PLAYED OUT EXACTLY AS I IMAGINED.

12. But that’s kind of been the best part of the whole movie and it’s almost over.

13. Wait, there might be another twist coming —

14. YES THEY KEPT THAT IN OMG

15. But they took out that other thing, why’d they cut that and leave that totally boring part?

16. I hope that character dies.

17. Wait, no I don’t — he turns good in the end.

18. Ah, there you go.

19. I still liked him better in the book though.

20. I could have written that dialogue better.

21. OK, maybe not, but come ON.

22. Oh no. I cried at this part in the book. Please don’t —

23. Nope I’m definitely crying

24. I didn’t bring tissues

25. Does anyone in this theater have a tissue?

26. Everyone’s crying someone has to have —

27. Ah, cool, a napkin works.

28. (sniffle)

29. IT CAN’T BE OVER ALREADY! I’m not done taking notes!

30. Ugh, I’m so glad I saw that. I owed the book that much.

31. I wish they hadn’t changed so much … yet I’m glad they did?

32. Maybe the book and the movie are different enough that I’m allowed to like both as different pieces of art.

33. Nah, I still liked the book more.


Meg is the creator of Novelty Revisions, dedicated to helping writers put their ideas into words. She is a staff writer with The Cheat Sheet, a freelance editor and writer, and a nine-time NaNoWriMo winner. Follow Meg on Twitter for tweets about writing, food and nerdy things.


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