So I saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
a while ago, and...didn't enjoy it that much.
No, don't get me wrong, I said "didn't enjoy it that much" because I read the book already, and every few seconds my head was going "Wow, that's different from the book", "Okay, here's where this should be happening...", "That's even better than the book" or "That's worse than the book". And not a few times of "How the heck are people who haven't read the book supposed to make sense of this part?" Seriously, for instance, the reason why Harry could "go back" after Voldemort Avada Kedavra'd him for the second time...should
have been explained better.
Come to think of it, this isn't the first time my experience of a story has been "ruined" because I already knew what happened. When watching the second and third movies of Lord of the Rings
, the same thing happened because I decided to get my hands on Tolkien's trilogy after seeing the first movie. I fear to think of what this tendency will do to me when I finally manage to see the screen version of Atlas Shrugged
I wonder if anybody else has the same "problem". Then again, knowing the book in the case of book-to-movie adaptations might add a deeper layer of enjoyment as you appreciate the brilliant ways
the story was made to work across a different medium, and it's especially pleasurable when the movie does something even better
than the book (it does happen, seriously, at least sometimes). Still, to not know anything beforehand and be drawn into the story, the characters, their hopes and dreams, and to fear whether they will get a happy ending is a wonderful experience too - at least when things actually end happily. (Thinks back to the time I saw Miss Saigon
and deliberately kept myself ignorant of the plot. Not a good idea - Was in a blue funk afterwards.)
On another note...I must apologize for my wannabe webcomic Breezy Days
being slow in coming. I felt a bit drained after drawing, inking, editing, scanning and posting that first one, but I promise I will continue...sometime. A million thanks to broccoman
for giving me the golden advice that I should draw a good stash of strips before actually putting them on the web as a regular - That stopped me from advertising prematurely before I could actually do it.