13 Most Disappointing Adaptation Changes

In a way, I’ve been lucky. A lot of the books I love — either recent reads or ones I grew up on — haven’t been made into movies. (Or I’ve never seen the movies — at some point, I feel like I should probably watch The Black Cauldron, considering that The Prydain Chronicles was actually my first epic fantasy series. But my interest is limited.) Because while it can be totally awesome and exciting when something you love is adapted into another medium, it can also be hideously painful as well.

Today, I have a list of some of the more disappointing adaptation changes I’ve seen, mostly on the big screen but occasionally on the small screen as well. This is NOT a list of the worst film adaptations — though that list may be created at another time and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy will almost certainly be on it — but of alterations to characters or scenes that were incredibly disappointing, even if the work as a whole is actually quite good.

DISCLAIMER: THERE WILL BE ALL KINDS OF SPOILERS IN THIS LIST, BOTH FOR THE SOURCE MATERIAL AND ITS ADAPTATION. I’M TALKING MOVIES, TELEVISION, BOOKS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, AND CARTOONS HERE.

(Also, the order of this countdown is, as always, tentative at best.)

13. The Anticlimactic Destruction of the Library – The Name of the Rose

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I wasn’t expecting to love The Name of the Rose, not after having so-so feelings about the novel. Still, I was a bit disappointed by several of the changes, specifically with how little I cared when The Library to End All Libraries burned down. The movie spends very little time establishing the importance of this library or how this vast wealth of knowledge has been coveted and denied to so many of the monks. So when the library is destroyed, it’s hard to get particularly worked up about it. Particularly because William manages to save at least an armful of the texts, whereas in the novel, he doesn’t save shit.

I wanted to feel every bit of the bitter loss — because it really is one, when you read it. Instead, the destruction of library is treated with the same amount of emotional significance that is given to the cave of treasure in Aladdin, or the tomb of treasure in The Mummy, or the whole of Ahm Shere in The Mummy Returns, or even The Holy Grail in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade. (Hell, even the pirate ship in The Goonies fits this trope. I might actually feel the most sad about the pirate ship — and that’s just silly because surely the Coast Guard can track that shit down.)

12. Wendy is a Worthless Human Being – The Shining

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All the gorgeously creepy cinematography in the world couldn’t help me when I realized how awful each character had become in Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation. (Well, Halloran was okay, I guess, which is probably why he died — another annoying change.) But I could have gotten past Danny, who I found surprisingly annoying for a small child, and I could have gotten past Jack, who had a great deal more dimension and nuance in the original novel. But Wendy, man. I liked Wendy in the book. She seemed to be a completely competent human being — only for the movie to turn her (its only female character) into the weakest, most annoying stereotype of a woman. I wanted her to die and die badly.

The Shining is a beloved horror classic, but I’ve never able to get past this. Though, admittedly, I haven’t tried all that hard, as I still haven’t been able to make myself give it a second chance.

11. Vera and Phillip are Innocent and Make It Off the Island Alive – And Then There Were None

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Okay, this is a bit of a cheat, partially because I haven’t seen the movie in full and partially because the film is technically adapted off the play, not the novel. But the play is adapted from the novel and, also, I don’t care. The twist ending is the very best part of this story — to give And Then There Were None some bullshit happy ending where the leading man and lady are actually good guys who survive? NO. Just no. (Of course, this movie was made during the Production Code, where Vera couldn’t have killed herself because even the mention of suicide was a big Not Happening. I still don’t care. I am offended by the very idea of this ending and will not be mollified until someone makes a proper remake.)

10. Hansel and Gretel’s Parents Abandoned Their Children to Save Them – Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

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I’m not going to complain about this being a bad film because I knew what kind of movie I was getting into when I rented it. Actually, it’s far more entertaining than I thought it would be, fully committed to its campy ridiculousness, and not anywhere near the worst fairy tale adaptation I’ve ever seen. (I’m pretty sure that’s still Red Riding Hood, although Snow White and the Huntsman gives it a run for its money.)

Still, I was pretty disappointed with the change in Hansel and Gretel’s origin story because, for me, it’s just not the same story if their parents didn’t selfishly abandon the kids in the middle of the forest for their own survival. Making Mom and Dad secret good guys is boring, not to mention predictable. (Especially when the chief antagonist of the film ends up being responsible for their deaths all along.) It’s also particularly shitty because the mom essentially martyrs herself, gets her husband killed, and dooms her children to a lifetime of trauma for no good reason at all. Oh, white witches can’t use their magic to hurt anyone? Please, lady. You are a terrible person. I hope your idealism comforts you in Hell.

9. Ozymandias is Spectacularly Miscast – Watchmen

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I didn’t hate Watchmen the way a lot of people did, and in fact, was quite happy with some of the changes they made — I hold firm to the idea that making Dr. Manhattan the scapegoat was particularly clever. (Sorry, guys. I’m aware I’m failing you all right now.)

Unfortunately, Ozymandias doesn’t work for me at all. He’s supposed to be this superhero archetype, this perfect specimen of WASPy physique — like Captain America, but with Batman’s brain. (Also, German.) Instead, they cast a slender brunette with a wishy-washy accent, and terrible hair dye aside, Matthew Goode just completely fails to be intimidating, charismatic, or interesting in any way. I’ve liked the actor in other things before, but found him utterly disappointing as the superhero/mastermind here.

8. Henry is the Worst – Dreamcatcher

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This movie is an abysmal failure. And, admittedly, the novel has multiple problems and was never going to adapt particularly well into a feature film anyway. But I actually like Henry in the novel — he’s easily my favorite character — and in the movie, he is the most incompetent asshole I’ve ever seen. I normally enjoy Thomas Jane’s work, but this performance is just bad, like, there is no redeemable quality to it at all. There are pancakes that are less flat than this performance. It’s like he’s actively trying to do the worst job he can.

I don’t know if I expected Dreamcatcher to be great, but I did figure I’d enjoy watching Henry at least, since I liked him so much in the book. I was NOT anticipating him to be the worst part of a movie that also had Morgan Freeman’s Eyebrows of Destiny and an alien pretending to be a guy with Down’s Syndrome and cancer.

7. Why Should I Care About Shinji Again? – Battle Royale

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Battle Royale is kind of a devastating book to read. You thought The Hunger Games was sad? HA. I mean, I really do like The Hunger Games, but gut punch for gut punch, it’s not even in the same league. One of the hardest deaths to read is Shinji’s, who’s a major player in the book, one of Shuya’s closest friends, and hard at work at hacking the BR Program when he’s killed by the book’s chief antagonist, Kazuo. And Shinji, man, he fights hard to live. When he finally dies, it’s just — dude, I stopped reading to cuddle with my stuffed animals. (Okay, I don’t remember if stuffed animals were involved. There could have been. There were Far Side comics, though. I grew up reading those, and I needed the silly nostalgia to clear my brain of sadness.)

In the movie, though, Shinji probably has about six minutes screen time total. And I get it — huge cast, time constraints, etc. — but he never really gets the chance to shine much personality at all and his death scene is veryy underwhelming. No stuffed animals necessary. As an audience member, you just sort of shrug and move on, and while it’s far from the weakest part of the film — which probably has to go with whatever the fuck is happening between Noriko and Kitano — I did feel like it’s one place where the movie really fails to adequately translate the horror of the novel.

6. The Apocalyptic Rock Fight Is Bullshit – IT

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IT is a deeply unbalanced miniseries. On one hand, it has Tim Curry. On the other hand, it also has so, so many problems. I won’t list each one here, but one of the most downright disappointing translations from page to screen is definitely the Apocalyptic Rock Fight.

It’s just . . . it’s bullshit. That’s all there is to it. It lasts less than a minute and only one of our heroes is actually injured. Six boys, one girl. Can you guess which one gets hurt? Well, of course you can. And once the girl is injured, the shy boy who has a crush on her gets his primal masculine rage on, and it’s all just crap. This was supposed to be WAR, damn it. This was supposed to be EPIC.

I want to hope that the upcoming remake (split into two movies) will do this scene justice . . . but I’ll admit, the casting of Will Poulter as Pennywise has made me less than optimistic.

5. Rogue is Stripped Of Her Personality (Not to Mention Age) – X-Men

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This also could be considered a cheat because X-Men is obviously an adaptation of the comics, whereas my source material is the animated series I grew up on as a child. But fuck it, this is my list, and I’m counting it anyway.

X-Men isn’t a perfect movie, but I still enjoy it well enough — but fifteen years after it first came out, I am still disappointed by the fact that Rogue’s sassiness and spunk is all drained away in favor of vulnerability and teen angst. Anna Paquin’s performance is fine, as far as it goes, but this is a completely different version of the character, so much so that it doesn’t even really seem like Rogue at all, save for the actual abilities and the white streak she gets in her hair. And damn it, I loved Rogue as a kid. I basically wanted to grow up to be her. I could’ve been okay with the de-aging, but why, why couldn’t she retain at least a little bit of flair?

4. Coraline is a Spoiled Brat – Coraline

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I loved Neil Gaiman’s Coraline. It is such a deeply creepy children’s book — I’d cosplay The Other Mother in a heartbeat. I think she’s quite genuinely one of the scariest villains I’ve ever seen or read.

But unfortunately, I couldn’t stand the film adaptation because I abhorred the changes they made to Coraline’s character. And guys, I wanted to like this movie — I really, really did. But in the novel, Coraline is a great heroine — smart and adventurous and resourceful. I want more heroines like her. In the movie, though, she’s just a spoiled brat who I couldn’t sympathize with at all. I didn’t care if she made it back to her real mother or not, and for the life of me, couldn’t really imagine why anyone else would.

3. Adult Richie is a Cowardly Asshole – IT

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Yeah, we’re going back to IT again. Because even worse than the So-Called Apocalyptic Rock Fight is Richie. Fucking Richie.

As Henry is my favorite character in Dreamcatcher, Richie is my favorite character in IT. But not only is IT my favorite Stephen King book of all time, Richie might very well be my favorite Stephen King character in any of his works. I love him. I love basically everything about him. And, shockingly, he gets to live! How rarely does that happen?

But Adult Richie in the miniseries is nothing like his counterpart in the novel. In the miniseries, he’s this sleazy asshole guy pretty much only concerned about his own skin, and I kinda wanted that stupid looking giant spider puppet to eat him. It’s bad enough when an adaptation leeches a character of his or her personality, but when they change that personality to something fundamentally opposite and/or worse? It’s worse than frustrating. It’s enraging. And while IT has many regrettable moments, it’s easily Richie that pains me the most.

2. Lady Stoneheart is Cut From the Show – Game of Thrones

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I think Game of Thrones is an astonishingly good adaptation, and I’ve understood — or, in some cases, even loved — many of the changes they’ve made. But nothing has quite disappointed me like the absence of Lady Stoneheart.

A Storm of Swords must have been one of the most shocking books I’ve ever read in my entire life. The Red Wedding. The Purple Wedding. Lysa out the Moon Door. Tywin kicking it on the john. Fucking Oberyn Martell. That book was gut wrenching and powerful and you never knew where it was going. But that ending — when you find out that Catelyn Stark has been resurrected and is coming back for blood? HOLY SHIT, it was one of the most boo-yah moments I’ve ever SEEN. I can’t tell you how excited I was when I read that ending, or how pumped I was to see it on HBO . . .

. . . only to find out that they were cutting it entirely. And, guys, that was just depressing. Wholly depressing. It is literally one of my favorite moments in the entire series, and it’s just . . . gone. I still want Lady Stoneheart so much that I find myself hoping they’re secretly planning to resurrect a different character instead. (I won’t say who yet, in case I wildly and miraculously end up being right.) Or, better yet, that it’s all smoke screen and Catelyn IS still coming back — but the actress and producers have seemed pretty clear that she is dead for good. And while it’s not a show-killing offense for me, I am still really disappointed about it. (Also, kind of bewildered: you don’t resurrect a main character from a horrible death unless she has an important part to play, do you? Either Lady Stoneheart really isn’t pivotal to the ongoing plot — in case, WTF, George R.R. Martin — or the Game of Thrones creators have some serious gaps they’ll have to fill.)

1. Fred Weasley is Killed Off Screen, Leading to a Hugely Underwhelming Battle Between Mrs. Weasley and Bellatrix Lestrange – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II

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This moment — or technically, couple of moments — is probably the most disappointing to me because so much led up to it. Seven books, eight movies. Years and years of time. And when the final film came to a close, yeah, I was pretty disappointed. It’s not the worst film I’ve ever seen, probably not even the worst film in the series, but I was definitely underwhelmed by Deathly Hallows Part II, and a lot of that had to do with this.

Fred Weasley — yup, favorite character in the whole series — is killed off. I totally cried while reading it, even though I expected his death for several hundred pages. And for me, it was obviously the saddest part in the whole book. I loved that kid. But in the movie, they just killed him off screen and spent approximately .07 seconds on everyone’s reaction. Fred Weasley is an important supporting character who has been in every single film, and they give his death about as much attention as they give to Ron Weasley’s jilted ex-girlfriend. Nope. So much nope.

And it’s not just because he’s my favorite character, either — Fred Weasley’s death should be fueling the infamous “NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!” scene. This scene is, like, one of the most notorious in the whole series. Mrs. Weasley kicks ASS in it. People quoted it forever. But in the movie, there is no pathos to the fight at all, no actual emotion — the translation is rote and lifeless. The whole thing lasts about thirty seconds. Both characters deserved more. Both actresses deserved more. We deserved more.

Please leave your Most Disappointing Adaptation moments in the comments. I’d really like to hear them.

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16 Responses to 13 Most Disappointing Adaptation Changes

  1. fatpie42 says:

    You always have really interesting comments on these things….

    Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
    “You are a terrible person. I hope your idealism comforts you in Hell.”
    – Yeah, that idea that white witch’s can’t use their power nonsense was a bit stupid. And if they are doing a sequel to that movie it’s going to be annoying that they have to stick with this whitewashed (ha!) version of their origins. Maybe they can make up for that with more incest. (No seriously, there was some serious romantic chemistry going on. When they get reunited at one point there’s way too much stroking of each other’s heads and panting. I mean, perhaps I just don’t get it coz I don’t have siblings myself, but that felt very ‘couple-y’, y’know?)

    Watchmen
    “He’s supposed to be this superhero archetype, this perfect specimen of WASPy physique — like Captain America, but with Batman’s brain.”
    – I didn’t really feel that came across in the graphic novel either though…

    Coraline
    “In the movie, though, she’s just a spoiled brat ”
    Admittedly I haven’t read the book, but is it wrong that I liked her for her flaws? She wasn’t a perfect goody-goody. She was just a realistic character instead. There’s something inevitably selfish about a girl wanting a better version of her parents and the movie completely accepts that, giving us a protagonist who WOULD, initially at least, find an ideal version of her parents appealing. And I didn’t entirely disagree with her on that either. Her parents did not spend enough time with her, they were all caught up in their own business and so, selfish as it might be, she’s tempted by the alternate versions of her parents in their special magic world. And I liked that the movie didn’t judge her for being selfish either. She’s allowed to be the hero in the end, flaws and all, and I think perhaps that should be the case with more fictional heroines.

    Upcoming IT adaptation
    “the casting of Will Poulter as Pennywise has made me less than optimistic.”

    Hang on, what? Don’t you, like me, want Will Poulter to be cast in EVERTHING? Have you seen “Son of Rambow” or “Wild Bill”? He’s brilliant! What turned you so thoroughly against him?

    I’m going to think of some of my own adaptation issues. I doubt they’ll be so exciting. The first one that comes to mind is “Lord of the Rings”. After making “Fellowship of the Ring” rather more exciting than expected, it was annoying when Peter Jackson decided to completely miss out Tolkein’s excellent cliffhangers. Fellowship of the Ring should end with Sam and Frodo sailing away invisible in a boat while all hell breaks loose around them as the Orcs attack. Two Towers should end with Frodo apparently dead and with Sam holding the ring, leaving Sam with the prospect that he might be the last hope to get the ring to Mount Doom. Wow, what a cliffhanger eh? Peter Jackson apparently doesn’t think so.

    And while we should have seen the hobbits returning to the shire and having to liberate it from goblin invaders without anyone else’s help at the end of Return of the King, instead they decided to rush in some unneeded backstory about Sam’s old crush and a lot of scenes of the hobbits crying. What the hell?

    I mean, I LIKED the Lord of the Rings movies, but it really annoys me whenever I hear someone say that they are the best thing ever. They really aren’t, y’know?

    • H&G:

      I didn’t see the romantic chemistry so much — although I’ve seen lots of people who agree with you on that score — but I do remember a couple of scenes being a bit awkward in that regard. (Seriously, you’re siblings. You can just share the damn bed.)

      Watchmen:

      Oh, for me, that’s absolutely the impression I got. (Only probably smarter than Batman — but I feel bad even typing those words.)

      Coraline:

      Nah, I can understand that. And in theory, I could agree with you — while I (obviously) have strong feelings on likable/sympathetic characters, I don’t mind if they have flaws, and I agree that a girl preferring the more fun, magical version of her parents, at least initially, is totally realistic and could be something I’d enjoy. (Especially if her actual parents don’t give her enough attention.)

      But I just really didn’t feel that way here — selfish is one thing, but I remember finding Coraline just incredibly annoying. I’d have to watch it again to give specific examples, but for me, her whininess didn’t make her flawed and complex — it actually made her one-note. And perhaps, reading the novel did just ruin the movie for me. (Though I’m sure I’ve talked to people who liked both.) But I felt she went from being an interesting heroine to just the Bratty Child at the Supermarket.

      IT

      I have not seen either of these movies. The only thing I’ve seen Will Poulter in is The Maze Runner, and I said I wouldn’t hold that against him because the writing did him zero favors. But I also didn’t expect him to be thrown into one of my favorite villain roles of all time, either. So, that’s hard. Plus, my hesitation is not just acting but age. Obviously, there are some incredibly talented young performers out there — but a 22 year old Pennywise seems like a very strange casting choice to me. I’m willing to give it a chance, but . . . my skeptical eyebrows are raised.

      LOTR

      I do really enjoy these movies, but I’m also not judging them as adaptations, so I can’t argue or agree with you on that score. The idea of the cliffhangers is pretty interesting, though. I think my only concern is that if we left on Frodo supposedly dead in The Two Towers, and then he just pops up alive in ROTK, it might feel like a big letdown to me, like a cheat. Of course, this could be a personal preference. I’m hugely excited about stories where sidekicks have to step into hero roles, so killing off Frodo and giving Sam the ring would have seemed like the most EPIC THING EVER, like game-changing shit. In the same movie, it’s just a small dramatic turn, but a year away from it makes the “oh shit, what are they going to do now” so much bigger. I suspect I would have been disappointed.

  2. Teacups says:

    Heh. We have to write a horror version of a fairy tale for one of the classes in my writing course (I don’t think I’ve ever received an assignment more suited to my tastes) and I’m doing a version of Hansel & Gretel that goes in the opposite direction to Witch Hunters. Like, there is no witch and no gingerbread house, and I just folded in her character with the parents’ – after all, the reason they abandoned their kids in the first place was because they were starving, so the cannibalism makes sense as an extension of that.

    I sincerely think that Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters and your previous rant about the necessity of their crappy parents helped me come up with this idea… And I may have watched Witch Hunters again to “set the mood.”

    I completely agree about Dr. Manhattan in the Watchmen adaptation – I actually think that was one of the better things about it. the Dr. Manhattan fakery makes so much more sense, and is tied in to the story so much better, than New York being destroyed by a giant, deadly, crazy-making SQUID. Even if that is sort of awesomely bonkers.

    I like Wendy, albeit mostly because I feel sorry for her. She just came across like such an abuse victim (and hotel or no hotel, Jack is an ASSHOLE) and whenever she was happy, Shelley Duvall lent her this brittle, innocent hopefulness that really made me feel protective of her. Plus, I mean, no matter how flaily she seemed, I thought she was actually pretty competent at dealing with CrazyJack.

    As far as adaptations go, the biggest one that I can think of at the moment is the climax of Harry Potter 5. That whole sequence in the book where the kids are being hunted by Death Eaters through the maze that was the Department of Mysteries, no adults around to save them, dangerous magic everywhere, with their group outgunned and taking debilitating injuries all over the place… That was one of my favourite parts of the entire series, and probably the most suspenseful except for the Malfoy Manor scene in the last book. I was genuinely concerned that Luna or Neville would die.

    I’d been looking forward like mad to seeing that onscreen ever since I read the damn thing – and then in the movie, it’s pretty much reduced to the kids running through the prophecy section for a minute and toppling some shelves, while the Death Eaters apparated to block them every which way. That movie really overused apparation, while also kinda misunderstanding how it worked. I don’t think weirdly colour-coded smoke whooshing around was as thrilling as the director apparently did.

    • My ranting provides some inspiration? This is excellent news! Seriously, though, that story sounds awesome. 🙂

      About Watchmen — I mean, right? The giant squid’s kind of fun, I guess, but the whole creation of it is so ridiculously over-elaborate that even in the graphic novel, I had some trouble taking it seriously. Sure, I could deal with it, but I never thought it would work well in film. Dr. Manhattan made so much more sense. I was actually pretty delighted with the change.

      At some point — when I actually watch The Shining again — I’ll reevaluate and attempt to give Wendy a fair second chance. But I’m not optimistic. Part of my problem is I liked her so much better in the novel (and maybe my compassion is failing, but she inspired no protective feelings in me whatsoever), but I think another part of my problem is . . . I’m trying to figure out how to word this. I’ve complained about Wendy before on this blog, and somebody (I’m about 99.9% sure it wasn’t you) said that while they thought Wendy was stupid, her stupidity made sense because why else would she be with someone abusive like Jack? And I’ve got kind of a Thing about that, so I suspect part of my problem is that Wendy came off as something of a stereotype to me.

      I like HP 5 pretty well, but I can see what you mean about that scene. Now I’m going to laugh every time I rewatch it and see weirdly colored whooshing smoke. (I will, say, though, that I really did enjoy Possessed Harry. That worked pretty well for me.) My own disappointment with that particular movie was actually the scenes after. Because the scene that stuck out for me in the book was Harry and Dumbledore talking after Sirius dies (I will be an angsty, emotional H/C girl to the day I die), and it’s considerably smaller and less emotional. Ultimately, I could deal with that, but I despised the ending where, less than five minutes after Harry has lost his own quasi-family and only chance of a happy home life, he’s all, like, well, things are bad, but hey, we have something worth fighting for! Because the movie desperately wanted to end on an up note — but you just can’t do that less than five minutes after you kill off a major figure in your hero’s life.

      • Teacups says:

        In all fairness, I saw the movie version of The Shining before reading the book. I too might have felt less generous to movie Wendy if I’d already been attached to book Wendy.

        Oh yeah, and I feel… conflicted… about book Jack compared to movie Jack. On the one hand, I agree that book Jack was more nuanced, but on the other, I felt like he was really supposed to be this flawed-but-good man, tragically preyed on by the hotel, when I thought he was a giant dick. A dick trying to turn his life around, but still. I kind of wonder if movie Jack came about because Kubrick also thought that book Jack was an asshole, and decided to portray him as such. Though he did take out the student-beating and some of the familial neglect.

        To be honest, I don’t actually remember much about HP5 except for being pissed off at the Department of Mysteries scenes. I’m not sure I’ve seen it since it first came out.

        • I kind of feeling like that’s giving Kubrick too much credit, but then again, I’m a blasphemous wench, so.

          HP5 is all about Imelda Staunton as Umbridge. I found her delightful. Y’know. In an evil sort of way.

      • Teacups says:

        Fuck, I also meant to say that I’m ridiculously proud that an actual professional writer person who has sold a bunch of stories, said that about my idea.

        • . . . I desperately want to throw in a self-deprecating comment here about being an actual professional writer person, but I feel like that would be undercutting how you feel about your work, which, no, so . . . welcome? It really does sound like an interesting story. I can’t remember if you’re submitting things or not, but if you do get something published, I’d like to hear about it. 🙂

  3. You are not alone, Carlie – Dr. Manhattan’s being the bad guy was so much better than ‘space squid’ that I thought I could fly for a moment when that oppressive moment of dread weight was lifted. And I agree with your Ozymandias issue, with the proviso that in the comics he (to me, anyway) comes across as even more intellectually distant than Grant Morrison’s hyper-intelligent, uber-planning Batman. He’s literally disconnected from humanity by his intelligence.

    • I agree with that proviso. It’s harder for me to say anyone’s smarter than Batman — I just feel like I’m betraying him — but yeah, that makes sense to me, that Ozymandias’s super-intelligence is what completely disconnects him from humanity. Which I also don’t think comes across in the movie, not the way I wanted it to, anyway.

  4. Dave Nielsen says:

    I had forgotten how stupid you are. (How is that possible?)

    • Teacups says:

      Hey, that’s mean. If you disagree with Carlie, you could say why, instead of just insulting her intelligence without explanation. There’s no need to hurt someone’s feelings – though I hope she can easily ignore trollish comments such as yours.

    • Not enough blueberries, maybe? I just saw a site that said eating more blueberries helped your memory. Which sucks, since I hate them.

      Seriously, though, I’m kind of done with your trolling. If you want to keep leaving shitty comments, that’s fine, but I’m just going to start blocking them now because I probably should have done it months ago and, you know. Life’s too short for dealing with trolls.

  5. v_claythorne says:

    And Then There Were None: I ship Vera and Philip FOREVER, so I wanted them to live. What I hated about the movie was that Philip was NOT Philip: instead he was some fuckin Charles Morley!! I was like WHAT THE HELL OH NO YOU DID NOT JUST DO THAT TO PHILIP BECAUSE PHILIP IS MY LIFE. Anyways, if I could ERASE that from my mind (so hard!!:( then it’d be cool. But actually, there was a lot more wrong with the movie– Like why did they change everybody’s name they were fine- and why was everyone some kind of bald old man or something? (i.e. Blore) The only ones who looked right were Vera and Philip (AND YES HE WAS PHILIP) and he was hot.

    • LOL. If you want an even hotter Phillip (who is actually Phillip), you should probably watch the recent BBC miniseries adaptation, if you haven’t already. It sounds like it has almost everything you want. Maybe not the ending. But some Vera/Phillip steam, sure 🙂

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