Ok, I’m all but convinced that I am one of those jackasses that hates everything everyone else likes out of pure spite. I don’t intentionally hate them, but I tend to find myself going against the popular opinion quite a bit. Like I hated the Matrix with every fiber of my being and the only thing I disliked more was Avatar. I know millions of people thought these were the best movies ever, but I just remember watching them and thinking “this is bullshit man!”. At least i made it through the Matrix movies! I watched Avatar for like 30 minutes and fell asleep.
Same thing happened with Titanic, after about 1 1/2 hours I was pleading for the characters to just die already. And you know what? I even go back to watch the movies again just to make sure I was not being too judgemental and I still fucking hate them. Though I am determined to give Titanic another go purely for my love of Kate and Leo.
But I bet you are wondering what is up with this rant huh?
Well I just finished watching the movie Never Let Me Go and I loved it. I’m not sure if people loved this film or hated it, so that’s not the popular opinion I will be going against. No, I’m going against the love of book. I heard for ages how Never Let Me Go was the best book of the decade and how much people adored it, so of course I went out and bought it. And I can’t say I necessarily hated it, but I was completely unable to finish it. I bought it along with a book called I’m Not a Serial Killer and assumed I would like the Killer book more, but decided to read NLMG first. Like a week in I ended up giving up and reading the Killer book, not necessarily because NLMG was a bad book but because it was slow.
For someone who is a patient reader I am positive this book would be amazing, but that is not me. I can push through a slow film like no one you have ever met, but when it comes to books I like to feel like I’m getting somewhere in the story. When I read NLMG I literally would sit and read through a giant chunk of the book then stop to do something. And I swear every time I stopped and thought about the book I would realize that, although I had read through a huge chunk of the book, I was no farther in the story than when I had started. Which for me is frustrating.
So I figured I should check out the movie, because movies make stories more succinct and I was right. The movie was beautiful and from what I can tell from the 60% or so of the book I read, they did a pretty good job of cutting out all of the little details and creating a main story. Which in my opinion made the story a lot better because I wasn’t constantly sidelined. And if you are curious about the movie..
The moral of the story: Never Let Me Go was a beautiful story that you would most likely enjoy either way. So if you are a patient reader check out the book and if you are more visual like me save $10 and rent the movie at a RedBox (dude that’s like 10 rentals!).
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