Justice for Books

found on http://www.beaufortbooks.com/2014/11/banned-and-challenged-books/

found on http://www.beaufortbooks.com/2014/11/banned-and-challenged-books/

This month one of the most highly anticipated films of the year, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1, comes out in theater. Many fans are eager to have one of their favorite book series come alive and many have high expectations for this movie. Nowadays it is common to watch your favorite books unfold on the big screen.

Sometimes, fans become disappointed when the film does not live up to their expectations. I have personally been disappointed when the movies don’t live up to the books. Directors often leave out important scenes from the book. There is a reason the author wrote those scenes in the book. They are important for the development of the plot.

Not only do they leave out important scenes from the movie, but they also exclude some characters. Authors don’t waste their time creating a character if they are not going to be relevant to the story. They are there for a reason.

I understand that directors have a limited amount of time to fit has much content from the book into the movie as possible, but most of the scenes they pick are not necessary for the development of the plot. The scenes they chose from the book are to make the movie as exciting as possible even if they are not the most appropriate scenes to choose from. They manipulate the movie, enhancing the drama and action, to attract viewers. If you have never read the book, you might find the movie enjoyable and amazing. Regardless it is disappointing to see that the film you highly anticipated is nothing like the book.