Top Ten Reasons Movies are Better Than Books

The Top Ten
1 Movies are More Intense

Read "The Outsiders" the movie is better but the book was a little more intense. Tbh, both movies and books deserve an equal amount of praise.

And if you don't want a movie that is intense? The whole point of books is that there are multiple reading levels, and genres. You can read a book that is intense; and if you don't want it as intense, go and get a different book!

Yea movies are better than
Books everyone in my class love movies than books

Books are not intense at all, movies contain more violence than books.

2 Movies Have Special Effects

How the fridge can you tell if these have special effects or not? While movies can show it to you, just because it has not the greatest CGI, at least movies can show you it. Not everyone has a imaginative mind. Why can't books and movies both have an equal amount of love? I hate arguments over tiny things!

Why does everything need to have special effects? In movies, you can barely tell what is happening, everything goes so fast! In books, you can imagine at the pace you want, with the amount of special effects you want.

Movies are better because they cut out all of the unnecessary stuff that are in books. Movies are way less time consuming which is another reason why I prefer movies to books.

They are perfect for a sleepover because who would want to read a book at a sleepover. That would be messed up and it wouldn't really be a sleepover!

3 You Have Easier Access to Movies

Yeah right. Most movies you have to pay for, while Books, you can easily borrow at the nearby Library.

To the people who say "Ever heard of the library?" You can have access to movies in the library too!

So right they are way easier plus you can watch them anywhere !

Ever heard of a magical place called the library?

4 It Doesn't Take as Long to Decide If You Want to Continue Watching a Movie

This frankly makes no sense to me. If you want to stop reading, you look at the page number, and you close the book. How is that harder, and more time-consuming, then finding the remote, pausing the movie, memorising what time it was at, then turning everything off?

It takes days to read a book but only a hour to two hours to watch a movie

Because you never stop reading a book. It's too good for that.

5 You Don't Have to Try and Visualize the Story

Visualizing the story is the best part of a book, honestly in my experience people who read books have a broader imagination.

Visualising the story is awesome! Imagining the characters the way YOU want in the voice YOU want, not that the actors want!

It's NOT harder to imagine in books. If a person finds it harder to visualize in books, then they don't have any imagination.

I like visualizing books, but because books are way too complicated when it comes to plot and words, movies are better.

6 Movies are Easier to Understand

AndieOfBooks, even if we do get a book appropriate for our level, there's a chance where we still can't understand the book. Especially if there are some vocab words that we can't understand. You cannot just make up what that vocab word means in your head, you have to look it up. There are also times where you can be lost in though and then have absolutely no idea what the book is even about. With movies, they explain it easier and even show the settings/ You must know that not everyone is imaginative.

If you can not understand a book, you are reading the wrong level. It would be like trying to read War and Peace, when you just barely started learning to form sentences. Reading is a skill that you develop, it is rare for it to just 'appear' and BOOM suddenly you can read! Build up your skill, then try reading the book again.

I might watch more movies then books. But I honestly planning to pay many books. Because of the list called “Top 10 reasons why books are better then movies.” It made me understand how books are actually good. And books are easier to understand. I am planning to continue to read “Diary of a wimpy kid” because the book is actually good. Well. Movies are also fine enough. Both of them are good in my opinion.

Because you get different movies ever day and there are entertaining then books

7 Movies Don't Take Up as Much Time

Yes but in a book, you can pause whenever you want (not that I advise it! ). And when you want to read again, you can re-read the last sentences to remind yourself. You can't precisely go back in a movie to "the last conversation" or "The last fight scene" In a book, all that is possible, and more.

The best part is reading slowly and being excited about what jappens next.

And your point is?

1 hour for books boo!

8 Movies are More Appealing

Some books I read are boring, but when I am watching a movie, I get all bouncy due to the suspense. Especially if it's a movie based on a book. Take Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005). Books just go by fast, while movies take their time!

That is completely dependant on the person's individual taste. I believe that if you do not like reading, you are either reading the wrong book, or doing it wrong.

I love going to a movie and having fun with friends and family. I can't exactly do that with a book.

Personally, I love both of them! I would love to see a movie based on the Bible.

9 You Can Be Any Age to Watch a Movie

That is totally dependant on the person, and their parents. You can be any age to read a book, but your experiences may differ depending on the movie. In a book, you can imagine it for yourself, and if you don't understand something, you can make it up. Movies are more dangerous. They implant images in a child's brain, this can cause nightmares, insomnia, and just generally being afraid of stuff.

This goes for Books more than movies. Movies have gory scenes, but with Books, you imagine it yourself, not having to see it as gory. No offense, but inaccurate list...

Umm, this one is so untrue. It should be the opposite. Does that mean a 6 year old can watch a R rated movie? Were you even thinking when you made this one?

This should be the opposite! Books can be ungory if you don't want them to be gory, whie movies WILL have scenes of violence that are unavoidable!

10 Movies Can Incorporate the Best of So Many Art Forms to Make a Masterpiece that Can't Be Reduced to Words Alone

Yes, but in a book, it is yours; no two people ever really read the same book. In a movie, yes, there is art, but authors master the art of words. This is what makes books so much better. The fact that someone can manipulate you thoughts and feeling with symbols on a page, is remarkable.

Anything can be reduced to words. Or, rather, increased, to words.

The Contenders
11 Less Reading

who cares about subtitles? At least they're WORTH reading

that is all it matters

12 Books are Weird

Books are the best, this website is wrong

Books don't have much words to explain

Books are no where close to weird

they are not

13 Movies Have Music and Books Don't

do you people seriously think you hear music when reading a book? listening to music just distracts you and you're not changing my mind

This is because both music and books deserve you full attention. In movies, you can barely keep track of what is happening, because you are trying to pay attention to multiple characters, the plot, the surroundings, and the music. In books, you can take it you speed.

Both books and movies deserve your full attention. To separate a part of you brain to listen to music while reading is unacceptable.

Innacurate. I read one Beast Quest book very recently and then this prison music wouldn't stop get out of my imagination.

14 You Can Eat While Watching a Movie

This is false, and you know it. You can eat whenever, while doing whatever. Also, just eat before you read. Or eat after. There are scientists that have said that multi-tasking may be unhealthy...

This is good because those book-lovers don't want food stains on their pages.

And you can do that when reading too (even though I don't eat while reading)!

You can eat with books, I do it everyday...

15 You Can Watch a Movie with Your Family and Friends

It's an amazing social experience. With books, you only have to read them alone.

You can share the the moment with people, so that is nice!

That is so wright

nobody discuss about ‘Who Killed The Mockingbird'
while everyone talks about marvel dc

16 Books are Sometimes Too Detailed and Just Go on and on About This One Little Thing Forever.

You are reading the wrong books. Try Six of Crows, or The Way Of Kings, or Keeper Of The Lost Cities. I cannot say that some books are too detailed, but to judge the whole book species by one or two books you picked up, that you heart wasn't into reading, that is unacceptable!

Thank u. Also if u read too much then your eyes would get ruined and then u have to get glasses. It happened to me and it would happen to u.

Yes, if you're reading a realistic novel it is supposed to have lots of details.

Both good and bad

17 They are Good for People with a Disability

People will say that they can just listen to audio books but what about the people withADHD

Yeah that’s a good thinh

18 Movies Don't Take Up as Much Time

It's great, isn't it? It makes it more exciting and interesting because you can choose your own pace.

Books like "Harry Potter" takes you 3 to 4 weeks to finish while the movie takes you 3 to 4 hours to finish.

Stop wasting time reading a book just watch a movie for 2-3 then get back to work if you have any

But small books take like 2 mins and movies take 2 hrs😂😂

19 Books are Just Dull Printed Words on Paper

to all those weirdos who think the script is dull on paper: pshhh at least it worth reading and memorizing to put into a movie, unlike a stupid book

And movies are just random people acting in random eviroments...

What do you think scripts are?

That's wright

20 Books are a Waste of Paper

Think about how much resources movies can use and movies have scripts

There is something called e-books

Books are wasting our oxygen!

That's why e-books exist

21 Books Get Boring Once You've Read Them Over Again

Depends on the book. Beast Quest isn't like that. And some movies get boring when you watch them over and over again as well so...

22 Movies Have Better Connections

With movies, you can usually have a better connection due to the fact that you can visualize it easier and the stroys they teel and things they say can trigger parts of your brain to remember your past and bring back memories. with a book, you are more focused so you might miss it.

Depends on the person

23 If We Read Books, Our Eyes Becomes Dull and We Feel Sleepy

Well better than having your eyes itching

24 You Don't Have to Flip the Page

Again, there's e-books

25 You Use Your Brain to Read

No offense to the book lovers, but I learn more from the internet than books.

That's good


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