My brother and I went this weekend to see Jurassic World (which was awesome, let me say, though how does someone where heels and run in them when you are being chased by a dinosaur? I don’t understand), and it got me to thinking about the books that are made into movies. So, onto my little rant.
I’ve read Jurassic Park and Lost World several times; in fact they are some of my favorite books, and I love the movies. There is some great action in the books, and some heart pounding moments. What I never understand when they make movies from action/adventure books, is why do they change them so drastically? I know that film is a different medium from books (obviously), they could have cut out many of the sciency talks and kept in a lot of the action.
If you’ve ever read the books and then watched the movies, they are very dissimilar. There are elements from the book in the movies, but they change a lot of it drastically. Lost World alone is drastically different from the books, and that annoys me endlessly. The book is so much better (but then, they usually are).
The movies, by themselves, are really good. I mean—there are dinosaurs! What’s not to love! But they leave something to be desired when you take the books into consideration.