Top Ten Reasons Movies Are Better Than Books

The Top Ten

1 They Are More Intense

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

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

You're fatter than anyone is fat.

2 They Have Special Effects

But while reading a book you can imagine what the scene looks like - Unnamed Google User Remade

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!

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

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

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

Ever heard of a magical place called the library?

Movies are easily found online for free.

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 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

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

Real men read books - darthvadern

6 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.

visualizing is bad
it's like I always think of the wrong thing

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.

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

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

And your point is? - darthvadern

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

books are too long

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

books are boring

9 You Can Be Any Age to Watch A Movie

Yeah sure, you can be six years old and watch Deadpool, that surely is allowed... - darthvadern

I am 9 yrs old, do you think I would watch an MA or R rated movie?
CERTAINLY NOT! What are you people's thinking in that tiny brain of yours

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

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

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

The Contenders

11 Less Reading

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that is all it matters



12 Books are Weird

Books are no where close to weird

Books are the best, this website is wrong

Books don't have much words to explain

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13 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...

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

I eat while reading books

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 recently 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.

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

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

Both good and bad - darthvadern

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

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

What do you think scripts are?

That's wright


17 You Can Watch a Movie with Your Family and Friends

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

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

That is so wright

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

18 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

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20 Movies Have Better Connections

Depends on the person - darthvadern

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.

21 Books are a Waste of Paper

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

There is something called e-books

Save the enviromnet

That's why e-books exist - darthvadern

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

Well better than having your eyes itching - darthvadern

but why

23 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... - darthvadern

24 Books Take Longer to Read

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

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😂😂

25 You Don't Have to Flip the Page

Hell yeah

Again, there's e-books - darthvadern

26 You Use Your Brain to Read

That's good - darthvadern

27 Books Can Get Lost

You can't exactly lose a T.V.

So can DVDs - darthvadern

28 Books are Less Exciting

Depends on the book. Fire and Fury is way more exciting than Zootopia - darthvadern

Yah! Right,!

29 Books Can Be Inappropriate

Like Fifty Shades of Grey, Twilight, and Shrek.

Like movies - darthvadern

30 Movies Can Take Longer to Create

Most movies take between 10-14 months.

So? - darthvadern

31 Books Make People Feel Bad Emotions

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

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

32 Books Contain Lot of Pages but Movies Do Not

I love books and movies

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

Already on the list - darthvadern


34 Movies are More Dramatic


35 Books May Have Deeper Context
36 Books Get Destroyed
37 Books are More Imaginative
38 Books Give You More Dialogue (What the Character is Thinking)

One hundred percent
it gives you more backstory and makes more complicated chaaracters

39 Books Have Too Many Big Words

Why can't books keep it simple? The writerss always have to use conplicated words to show off and I have to use a dictionary all the time so it takes me forever to finish one chapter.

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