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Movies are not books, and for good reason
on August 5, 2014
I don't know why there is always so much criticism of this movie. By no means would I expect it to rival the earlier 1960s adaptation, because it is not intended to be a replacement. It is a reimagining of Golding's novel, and one that I think accomplishes that goal very well. Not all screenplays need to serve as Cliff's Notes. Some of us find enjoyment in films that are different from the books in which they are inspired by (not to mention, many stories don't translate perfectly to screen and deserve an artistic interpretation that better fits the medium). If someone is that much a fan of Golding's novel that they really bought this movie expecting it to be word-for-word transcription with no deviation whatsoever, then my advice would be to go back and read the book and stay away from watching movies.