Originally Posted by VanillaBean
Well, duh! I don't even see how you are excited for the movie if you haven't read the book. Makes no sense...
Really? How many Star Wars books have you read? You know there's a whole raft of 'em, right?
Black Beauty, Gone With the Wind, Harry Potter, My Friend Flicka, Lord of the Rings, Bladerunner, etc. were all originally from books. Have you
read every book that was ever made into a movie? I seriously doubt it, so your snarky condescension is waaay off base here.
Nobody HAS to read a book before they see a particular movie. I'm pretty sure they'll be able to get the plot.
Do I think books are better than the movies made from them? Generally yes, because in a visual medium things have to be altered, condensed, or left out entirely in order to make a story flow better. But that doesn't mean someone won't enjoy a movie if they haven't read the book first.