31 Of Your Favorite Stories That Adaptations Ruined For You

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It's exciting when one of your favorite books, or comic books, or shows, or whatever gets adapted into a movie or a series. But it can also be incredibly disappointing, specifically because it's something you're emotionally vested in.

Our readers were particularly damaged by the following adaptations:

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Entry by Scott Laffey

While One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is certainly a well-made film, as an adaptation it misses every mark. EAST KEN FLIW KETEY ONE WEST FLEW OKE S FL

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GRAGKEDOO Arrogant butotherwise reasonable guy: Unbelievable douchebag. Timid, but gradtahy gains confidenee. Gains and loses confidence arbitrarily.

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BOB HOSKINS JOHN LEGUIZAMO DENNIS HOPPER ABSOLUTELV OTHING THEGAMES! LIKE GLIARANTEED! KIDS SUPER MARIO ROS NONSENSICALCHANGES' TO CHARACTERS. INCREDI

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Entry by JarOCats

AS a kiD, I loved THE ADVENTURES OF ROCKY & BULLWINKLE for its goofiness. As an ADULt, I love it for the jokes that went over my head When I was a kiD

THE AMERICAN YORK NFORGETTABLE AEIL MES BESTSELLER GALMAN GODS IS *ther OWIr ONE OF MY FAVORITE AMERICAN BOOKS. GODST USA Totey But the TV series just

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Entry by scandata

Stephen King's The Langoliers was an awesome novella... in print. But in the mini-series, the bad acting and drawn-out dialog made it nearly unwatch`

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Entry by Hestutomo

A lack of time dedicated to Voldemort's past in the Harry Potter film series means he doesn't have the depth he does in the books. His backstory helps

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Entry by TaiGin

THE MOVIE WAS A THE BOOKS BUILT DUMBED UP AN THESE MCCONA DOWN THAN AMAZING MAT POORLY UNIVERSE. WORLDS TOWER ELBA OTHER WRITTEN IDRIS ARE MESS. THERE

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31 Of Your Favorite Stories That Adaptations Ruined For You

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Entry by RayMav

DEATH Note Xn A brilliant psychological thriller featuring a unique plot and interesting characters... ...was turned into a wacky ve-action American m

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Entry by mrlarry

FOr THE FILM ADAPTATION OF SWEENEY TODD, THEY TOOK A GREAT STAGE MUSICAL AND REMOVED HUGE AMOUNTS OF THE NUANCE, HUMOR. PLOT, AND SCORE, IN ORDER TO C

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Entry by JGowen

SILENT HILL 3 IS A MEMORABLE HORROR GAME THAT USES GROTESQUE IMAGERY AND EERIE SOUND DESIGN TO BUILD A TENSE, UNSETTLING ATMOSPHERE. SILENT HILL: REVE

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

Ginny Weasley's characteristics are insultingly watered down in the Harry Potter films. She is written as a complex character in the books: a fierce,

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Entry by Ka-ga-mi

ORAOT I will never forgive the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie for reducing my favorite characters Scorpion and Sub-Zero to mindless goons with no personalit

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Entry by TaiGin

CRAGKEDa THE BOOK CREATES A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE OF THE ZOMBIE EPIDEMIOATHROUGH MULTIPLE NARRATORS AND STORYLINES. THE MOVIE IS A BRAD PITT HERO VEHICLE

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DC PREACHER VERTIGO NL.32 DEE 97 S2. 5K The comic book starts with an explosion of a church, instantly moves on to an epic road trip and it never slow

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Entry by Ka-ga-mi

Anne of Green Gables is a classic tale about an optimistic imaginative girl. So naturally Netflix made it a grimdark slog of constant suffering as all

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Entry by Kristina Yong

OTO Eragon is brilliantly written and will always be a great novel for me. ERAGON CimtehT Paslin The film, though, seemed like it was carelessly throw

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Entry by Gareth

I re-read my copies of His Dark Materials until their spines broke. LBESTSCLLER PHILIP EINS PHIL PLLME PUg OMPASS COLDDEN PHILIF AN THE MATEROALS But

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31 Of Your Favorite Stories That Adaptations Ruined For You

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Entry by RayMav

The Last Airbender disappointed me so much. The director's thought process: Bad CGI? Mispronounciations? Plot incoherence? Poor script? Entire season

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Entry by sesu

CRAO BATMAN DC UNIVERSE ORIGINAL MOVIE THE KILLING JOKE could've been one of the best animated DC movies ever... (comic) (movie) ...if they hadn't was

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

GRAGKEDOT THE LOVELY BONES The film's focus on the criminal investigation aspect instead of the book's study on human grief is a huge missed opportuni

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Entry by Ka-ga-mi

MARVEL shares only ULTIMATE SPIDERMAN the name with the comic it's based on. It reduced the comic to unfunny cutaway gags... and awful messages like o

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Entry by Kristina Yong

No matter how many times I read a book from the Percy Jackson series, my mind is completely blown. PEROYJACKSON INCLLIDES PERCY TACKSON CMK LIGHINING

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Entry by JGowen

THE FIRST SERIOUS LONG-FORM COMIC I EVER READ: ITS INTERCONNECTED STORY, COMPLEX CHARACTERS, AND CAREFUL WRITING SHOWED ME THAT COMICS HAD THE POTENTI

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Entry by Maclise

CRACKEDoO COn Lerrony Snickets UNFORTUNATE ASERIES OF EVENIS More like a series of unfortunate CGI. The focus on special effects shots really detracts

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Entry by nomination

PET SEMATARY IS ONE OF STEPHEN KING'S FINEST WORKS THE 1989 MOVIE IS t YOUR TYPICAL, RUN- OF-THE-MILL HORROR FLICK WITH LITTLE 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSE

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I can't stand the Pokemonanime. Ash is supposed to be a Pokemon fanatic, but never seems to know the frst thing about them on any level.

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Entry by Maclise

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