Movie adaptations of books make some necessary or unnecessary changes. It is because 9 minutes to 2 hours is not enough to compress all those content for a runtime. . Some changes made it for the better while others are controversial. This article will be filled with spoilers. So if you never watched these movies or read their books. Read this article at your own risk.
This film helped Mandy Moore crossover from a singer into a movie star. The film is about the unlikely romance between Jamie a religious girl and Landon, a popular boy.
The two of them had been classmates since children but they are never close as Jamie is a bit of an outcast. Landon and Jamie will become close when they starred together in the school play. The 1950s is the setting of the book. 2002 is the setting of the movie.
Every scene involving technology in the movie has nothing to do with the book. In the film, Landon got close to Jamie because he asked her to tutor him. In the book, he got close with Jamie. After all, he asked her for the homecoming dance because he has no choice. Jamie is a strawberry blond in the book while she is a brunette in the film. Jamie’s Leukemia got worst because the technology to cure her doesn’t exist yet. In the movie, she just stopped taking treatment.
Starship Troopers is a science fiction story about a war between humans and insects like an alien race. The movie only follows the first chapter of the book. Why? The people behind the film didn’t bother reading the whole book and take all liberties and make their own story. Johnny Rico, Dizzy Flores and Carmen Velasquez are Filipinos. They are White Argentines in the movies because Hollywood is not yet inclusive back then. Dizzy Flores is a man in the book, He is Johnny’s friend and has no romantic feelings for him. Dizzy is a woman in the movie because they wanted a second love interest for Rico. The war zone of the book is set in Pluto which is a dark and icy cold place. The biggest miss is the fact they fight the bugs while flying in jetpacks.
This Stephen King Property made people afraid of clowns. The Loser’s club is adults in the 1980s while they are children in the 1950s.
In the movie, the Loser’s club is adults who have their childhood in the 1980s because of the 80s nostalgia becoming trendy. The Loser’s club is adults in the present day. The book also has a very unfilmable sex scene in the book. The Loser’s club had a gang bang as children so they will lose their innocence because their innocence got them stock on Pennywise’s realm. In the film, they have a blood pack instead. I am thankful they did those changes.