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04.15.2013

NSFW: Strong language abound here. Use your headphones if you're in a cubicle

Many of us who soak up the source material for book-to-film translations often get into a state of rage when talking to someone who is just catching on with the movie or TV show based on it. It's a strange kind of ownership we feel that's completely unfounded and downright nasty at times, making us sound like a raving lunatic when discussing it with others. I've been on both ends of the spectrum when it comes to this and it can be quite "spirited" when you get into the weeds of talking about how a movie or TV show deviates or stays true to the original material.

In this music video from Axis of Awesome, they get into the "rage" of HBO's Game of Thrones, a mostly faithful adaptation of George R.R. Martin's famed novels, and just how infuriating it can be when discussing it with those who have only seen the show (and vice versa). It's a great video, hilarious in that "funny 'cause it's true" fashion. It's amazing how twisted up in knots we get about the things we love, isn't it?

Enjoy:

HBO's Game of Thrones season 3 is currently running (see our recap for this week's episode here!).

Extra Tidbit: What source material have you read that causes you the most rage when discussing it with those who haven't? The Walking Dead used to be that way for me, but now they've deviated so much that the show and the comics are on two different frequencies altogether.

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2:43AM on 04/16/2013
While i was not particularly impressed with either, i actually thought the Hunger Games movie was better than the book. I also like the Fincher version of "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" better than the books. I read them all and the book is not always better. Havent read "Game of Thrones", mostly because i have a stack of other books i have to finish first. I really dont care if you read the books, just dont look down on me because i havent.
While i was not particularly impressed with either, i actually thought the Hunger Games movie was better than the book. I also like the Fincher version of "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" better than the books. I read them all and the book is not always better. Havent read "Game of Thrones", mostly because i have a stack of other books i have to finish first. I really dont care if you read the books, just dont look down on me because i havent.
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10:32PM on 04/15/2013
and the RAGE ending was awesome
and the RAGE ending was awesome
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1:17PM on 04/15/2013

Love this

I still haven't read the books, but of course, I can identify. I was impressed with Lord of the Rings until the third movie wound up cramming in half of the second book (Shelob came as disappointingly anti-climactic from what she was in the book), but the one that really bothers me just because I read it first is L.A. Confidential. Now I LOVE what Curtis Hanson and Brian Helgeland did in adapting the notoriously complex book, and it is a great movie, but for any who are familiar with Ellroy's
I still haven't read the books, but of course, I can identify. I was impressed with Lord of the Rings until the third movie wound up cramming in half of the second book (Shelob came as disappointingly anti-climactic from what she was in the book), but the one that really bothers me just because I read it first is L.A. Confidential. Now I LOVE what Curtis Hanson and Brian Helgeland did in adapting the notoriously complex book, and it is a great movie, but for any who are familiar with Ellroy's L.A. Quartet, a few key changes bug me every time. In particular, the death of Dudley Smith just rubs me wrong.
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1:11PM on 04/15/2013

I don't fucking care if you like to read douche bag, most people do not.

I don't understand why people act like it's so much better to read the book, it's not better because you can't see it. Screw your imagination It's always better on film, and if it didn't live up to your expectations then go to film school, become a director and make it yourself you whiny little asshole.
I don't understand why people act like it's so much better to read the book, it's not better because you can't see it. Screw your imagination It's always better on film, and if it didn't live up to your expectations then go to film school, become a director and make it yourself you whiny little asshole.
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1:25PM on 04/15/2013
This might be the worst argument I've ever heard for not being faithful to source material. Or reading. Congratulations.
This might be the worst argument I've ever heard for not being faithful to source material. Or reading. Congratulations.
2:18PM on 04/15/2013
Wow try "reading" your post. You sound... dumb.
Wow try "reading" your post. You sound... dumb.
1:06PM on 04/15/2013
Robert Kirkman has said that they weren't adapting the comic exactly. He wanted to use most of the same characters but have different things happen. I hate when people whine about it not being the same as the comics, who the hell would want it to be that's stupid and repetitive.
Robert Kirkman has said that they weren't adapting the comic exactly. He wanted to use most of the same characters but have different things happen. I hate when people whine about it not being the same as the comics, who the hell would want it to be that's stupid and repetitive.
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1:01PM on 04/15/2013
As you note, Paul, we are all occasionally this fan. Comic book movies seem to especially need to watch their adaptations of their source materials. Otherwise, we nerds sometimes have fits. And, we comicgeeks know ahead of time exactly how the movie franchise is supposed to go (e.g. the canonical Phoenix saga must be the plot of X-Men 3; Captain America II must have no Bucky, who is dead, if you are an older comic fan, or it must have Bucky Barnes, The Winter Soldier if you are a younger Cap
As you note, Paul, we are all occasionally this fan. Comic book movies seem to especially need to watch their adaptations of their source materials. Otherwise, we nerds sometimes have fits. And, we comicgeeks know ahead of time exactly how the movie franchise is supposed to go (e.g. the canonical Phoenix saga must be the plot of X-Men 3; Captain America II must have no Bucky, who is dead, if you are an older comic fan, or it must have Bucky Barnes, The Winter Soldier if you are a younger Cap fan).
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12:55PM on 04/15/2013

Jack Black did this shtick years ago...

"And it was fucking better"
"And it was fucking better"
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