Top Ten Reasons Movies Are Better Than Books

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The Top Ten

1 They Are More Intense

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? BOOKS ARE 10X MORE INTENSE! In books, you can make it as intense as you want, but in a movie, the intensity level is lower because somebody is "acting it out." In books, the intense parts take longer to get through, which makes it so intense and suspenseful. I can tell that you sir have never read a good book in your life, so therefore I suggest you get your butt to the nearest library and READ A BOOK.

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! - AndieOfBooks

Books make me cry, that is intense, is it not?

Books are intense too! - micahisthebest

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2 They Have Special Effects

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. - AndieOfBooks

Oh, and books don't? - Blight

Well, in books you can imagine it... - micahisthebest

3 You Have Easier Access to Them

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

Movies are easily found online for free.

Riighhht. 'cause you can't just walk to a bookshelf in your house and grab a book to read. You have to walk over to the T.V., squat down to pick a movie, put it in, turn the T.V. on, turn the volume up, and go and sit on the couch. (sarcasm) - AndieOfBooks

EASIER ACCESS?!?! BOOKS: GO TO LIBRARY, READ MOVIES: BUY 200$ TICKET, GO TO THEATRE, WATCH 2 HOUR MOVI, FORGET EVERYTHING NEXT DAY

4 It Doesn't Take as Long to Decide if You Want to Continue Watching it or Not

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? - AndieOfBooks

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

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

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

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

This is where imagination comes in. If you don't have such a thing, you're better off with the movies. - Blight

Visualizing is the best part; you are totally in control.

Visualizing is better to do though. - micahisthebest

6 They Are Easier to Understand

That's why you're smarter if you read, not if you watch. - Blight

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. - AndieOfBooks

SERIOUSLY? MOVIES MAKE EVERYTHING CONFUSING! BOOKS EXPLAIN THINGS SO KUCH BETTER WITH DETAIL AND THIS LIST IS INACCURATE

7 They 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. - AndieOfBooks

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

8 They Are More Appealing

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. - AndieOfBooks

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

Yup, movies more appealling then books, use your brain! Its funner to read than watch a movie

I BLOODY HATE BOOKS BECOUSE NOT ALL OF THEM ARE TURNED INTO FILMS

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. - AndieOfBooks

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... - Blight

No way! So a 5 year old can watch Chucky, huh? - micahisthebest

A seven year old could watch an R rated movie?

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10 They 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. - AndieOfBooks

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

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11 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... - AndieOfBooks

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

I eat while reading books

I watch Netflix and eat.

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12 Movies Have Music and Books Don't

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. - AndieOfBooks

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

13 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! - AndieOfBooks

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.

14 Less Reading

Boom!

15 Books Make People Feel Bad Emotions

We just need to finish fireproofing houses so that firemen bird books at 451 degrees Fahrenheit.

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