Tell Us Now: 15 Important Details Movie Adaptations Left Out

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Tell Us Now: 15 Important Details Movie Adaptations Left Out

We asked Cracked readers on Facebook, “What's one detail from the source material that you wish was included in the movie adaption?” The most common answer was definitely Tom Bombadil from Lord of the Rings, but here are 15 other responses…

A Wrinkle in Time

... TELL US NOW. A WRINKLE IN TIME Amanda G. says, The biggest issue I had with the film adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time was that they left out the twins and the experience with Aunt Beast on Ixchel. CRACKED.COM

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

... TELL US NOW. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING Joe C. wishes Peter Jackson would have included The Scouring of the Shire from The Return of the King. CRACKED.COM


... TELL US NOW. MISERY Adam D. says, I wish they would've shown how ruthlessly insane Annie Wilkes actually was in the book: Chopping off Paul's legs, cutting off his thumb and presenting it to him on birthday cake, slicing open a dead rat while calmly stating that she could end all the pain by killing them both, etc. CRACKED.COM

Black Widow

... TELL US NOW. BLACK WIDOW Brad J. says, In Marvel Comics, Black Widow and Daredevil shared a steamy romance that I would've loved to have seen onscreen. However, MCU Natasha never meets him. CRACKED.COM

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

... TELL US NOW. HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN Colleen D. says, I wish Prisoner of Azkaban actually bothered with the Marauders' backstory. Not only is that backstory absolutely pivotal to the plot, but for the casual movie watcher who didn't read the books, they will be confused af for the rest of the series, wondering how Sirius even came to be Harry's godfather in the first place, and why Scabbers-guy shares a nickname with one of the inventors of the Marauders Map. I get that directors need to cut subplots for time, but this was basically cutting

Lord of the Flies

... TELL US NOW. LORD OF THE FLIES Damon В. wish movies would show the destruction of the conch shell. In the book, Piggy drops it after the hunters murder him and it shatters. The conch is a symbol of order and after it is destroyed, any semblance of order on the island is gone. It's such an important moment yet neither film adaptation shows it. CRACKED.COM

Jurassic Park

... TELL US NOW. JURASSIC PARK Amy E. would have liked actually including the part where the dinosaurs have already made it off the island (including the baby scene right at the start) and are eating their way through Lysine rich crops etc on the mainland. It would have set up much better sequels. CRACKED.COM

Into the Wild

... TELL US NOW. INTO THE WILD R.J.P. wished the movie would have showed that the main character was not on a 'vision quest' but actually was escaping an extremely abusive father and complicit mother when he decides to set off to Alaska, destroying all ties to his tortured past and trying to start his life anew. CRACKED.COM

I Am Legend

... TELL US NOW. I AM LEGEND Erik N. wishes the movie avoided ditching the intelligent vampires for mindless zombies and opting for a straight hero ending instead of the reveal that our 'hero' is now a legend among the vampires, as he stalks and slaughters them during their sleeping day hours. CRACKED.COM

The Hunger Games

... TELL US NOW. THE HUNGER GAMES Sara F. wishes the mutts were more faithful to the book, I felt like they weren't as impactful or horrifying - especially to those who never read the books. Yes, a giant, muscular dog is scary, but it's even scarier when it looks like your friend. CRACKED.COM

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

... TELL US NOW. HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS Irene M. wishes that the Battle of Hogwarts had included the house elves and other mythical creatures in the battle from the books. CRACKED.COM

High Fidelity

... TELL US NOW. HIGH FIDELITY Tim C. wished the movie included Rob's encounter with a jilted woman who offers to sell Rob her husband's amazing record collection for a pittance, but he couldn't do that to another collector. It was even filmed, with the great Beverly D'Angelo, and is sadly missing from the film CRACKED.COM

Good Omens

... TELL US NOW. GOOD OMENS Kimberly G. says, While they had great Queen music in the soundtrack, I wish they would have mentioned that all music cassettes/CDs left in the Bentley eventually become Queen. CRACKED.COM

Game of Thrones

... TELL US NOW. GAME OF THRONES Andy E. would have liked to seen the Lady Stoneheart angle in Game of Thrones. That really could've been great on screen. Probably would've been better than anything they came up with in season 8. CRACKED.COM

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

... TELL US NOW. HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS Keil R. wished the movie would have included when Harry Potter fixes his wand with the Elder Wand before destroying it. CRACKED.COM
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