Possible spoilers if you haven't watched/read The Hunger Games, Beautiful Creatures
I was lucky enough to score advance screening tickets to see Beautiful Creatures last Monday. I was over the moon. Ecstatic that I would finally be able to see the book come to life. I know some movies don't always include everything in books because, well frankly there are budgets, casting to consider, and not everything in a book can be adapted to film (although these days anything is possible.) There are also things that need to take consideration as well.. not everyone is a reader, so the movie itself needs to entertain those who haven't read the book also. It ropes in a bigger audience. You get my drift.
So the reason for this post happens to be what Beautiful Creatures directors/producers left out! I'm not sure who else was bothered by these things but they definitely took away from the whole movie.
Boo Radley: Macon's dog who also happens to be his other set of eyes in the town of Gatlin. I was pretty shocked that he wasn't included at all in the movie. His part to me plays a crucial part in the next books so if they plan on making more movies I hope he pops up in them.
The Sisters: This was a very big part of why I was disappointed by the movie. How could you not include them. They lighten the story and are quirky and a great asset and it's a shame they weren't included.
Marian Ashcroft: She's the Keeper of the library and I couldn't help feeling like they were cutting out on casting actors to save on money. Just a shame they couldn't keep closer to the book.
The Climax/Ending: That spun me out the most. This didn't seem right at all to me. Maybe it's been a while since I read the book but I'm sure it didn't end up like that. And I also expected it to be a bit more doom and gloom atmosphere when this scene was happening.
I still enjoyed the film but there were big things left out that would have helped and made it more exciting. The only other thing that really threw me and I even read the books, were the visions/flashes when holding the necklace.
What do you all think. Are there books that you have read that have been made into movies and they've left out a significant part? I'd love to hear your comments!!