The Effects of Fame and Success of Actors and Their Movies/The Difference Between Books and Their Movie Adaptions
I have never made a blog on this wiki, but I have some things that have been bouncing around in my heard for quite a while. I would like to discuss the effect actors success(Logan in particular) have on the popularity of a series, and how that will affect out site. Also to be discussed, the differences between books and their film adaptations, how fan bases perceive them, and my opinion on The Lightning Thief and the topics of the the paragraph above. --Vgfsirius (talk • contribs) 12:59, January 12, 2013 (UTC)
Part 1. 1/15/2013
As many of you might know, movies are almost always exact copies of the books they are based off of. Just kidding. We all know how crushing it is to go see the movie adaptations of our favorite books, only to be let down, time and time again.
Question: What, in your opinion, are the biggest film adaptation let downs (Comment below)?
For me, seeing Eragon after reading the books was devastating. A massive injustice was done.
Question: What film adaptation, in your opinion, stuck most closely to its book (comment below)?
I always thought that Holes did a fantastic job of not deviating from the book. It also was a great movie, and basically started Shia LeBeoufs movie career (more on that topic later).
Question: Are there any movies better than their books? (comment below)
No, I don't think so. However, some might see The Lord of the Rings Trilogy as being better than the books due to the issue of readability. An 8 year old can understand the movies, while I, being in 6th grade at the time and having the highest reading level in the school, had to slow down from my 1000+ words a minute pace significantly. I'm older (19) and fully understand and appreciate the books now.
Part 2. 1/25/2013
With the release of TSOM screen adaption slated to be in the third quarter of 2013, I feel that it is time to talk about how success of actors affects the movies that they are in. When The Lightning Thief came out, Logan was relatively unknown, and had never starred in a movie before. TLT basically launched his movie career, allowing him to secure starring roles in The Three Musketeers and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Having starred in the 3 aforementioned videos, he has now been seen by three separate target audiences. Now he is a big(er) name in the movie industry, one with actual draw. His name actually means something on a movie poster now. Big name actors are tipping points in decision making when it comes to deciding to watch a movie or buy a ticket. If people are on the fence about a movie, an actors name sometimes is the push that gets them to go see the movie.
Now, those are just regular people who 'might' see the movie. Another group of potential viewers are actually guaranteed viewers. These are the hardcore fans that will see any movie an actor or actress is in, no matter what. Now that Logan has a following, we can expect his fans to show up. Now that Christopher Columbus is no longer director, we have a glimmer of hope, that maybe this movie won't suck like the last one did.
Thoughts? Comments? I apologize for the choppiness of this post. I blame it on the ADD, and the fact that i'm watching season 3 of Burn Notice on the right side of the screen. --Vgfsirius (talk • contribs) 21:31, January 25, 2013 (UTC)