Top Ten Reasons Movies Are Better Than Books


The Top Ten

1 They Are More Intense

Erm, hello. Special effects, movies are way more intense

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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

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2 They Have Special Effects

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!

#series of unfortunate events

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

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3 You Have Easier Access to Them


Netflix is 4 dollars a month for so many movies it’s 10 dollars for a book that has the same stuff

What? - darthvadern

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

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4 They Are Easier to Understand

I both like books and movies. There I said it. - Userguy44

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

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


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5 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

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. - Blight

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

That's what makes books better! - darthvadern

I agree but it is harder to imagine in books than actually seeing the picture in let’s say a movie!

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

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

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7 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


8 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

And your point is? - darthvadern

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

9 You Can Be Any Age to Watch A Movie

No this is not right. If you are 5 and watching a rated R movie then you will be traumatized

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?

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


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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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12 You Can Eat While Watching a Movie

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

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

I watch Netflix and eat.

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

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13 Books are Weird

Books are no where close to weird


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14 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

Innacurate! I read one Beast Quest book very ercently and then this prison music wouldn't stop get out of my imagination! - darthvadern

15 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.

16 Books are Just Dull Printed Words on Paper

That's wright

What do you think scripts are?

17 You Don't Have to Flip the Page

Hell yeah

18 You Can Watch a Movie with Your Family and Friends

That is so wright

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!

19 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.

20 Books are a Waste of Paper

There is something called e-books

Save the enviromnet

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

but why

22 Books Take Longer to Read

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

23 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

24 You Use Your Brain to Read
25 Books Get Boring Once You've Read Them Over Again
26 Movies Can Take Longer to Create

Most movies take between 10-14 months.

27 Books Make People Feel Bad Emotions

Unlike T.V.. Watch Bondage Game and Baku No Pico instead.

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

28 Books are Less Exciting

Yah! Right,!

29 Books Contain Lot of Pages but Movies Do Not

I love books and movies

30 Books Can Get Lost

You can't exactly lose a T.V.

31 Books Can Be Inappropriate

Like Fifty Shades of Grey, Twilight, and Shrek.

32 Movies are Very Cool and Include 0% Paper and are a Great Family Activity


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Top Remixes

1. They Can Incorporate the Best of So Many Art Forms to Make a Masterpiece That Can't Be Reduced to Words Alone
2. They Are More Appealing
3. They Are Easier to Understand
1. They Are More Intense
2. They Have Special Effects
3. You Have Easier Access to Them


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