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Percy Jackson: Book Vs. Movie

I am lover of the Percy Jackson series. Both
the books and the movies. I fell in love with the plot of the book as a child
and can pretty much say the lines of the film word for word. I have read the
book a total of around 8 times, being an avid reader. In my opinion, reading
allows you to see everything through your own eyes, how you want to see that
specific seen. I can picture things the way I think they should look instead of
the way the film makers see the book playing out. The books are more
convenient, in my opinion, because you can pick them up wherever and whenever
you want. When I am watching a film, I need to be able to finish that film, but
I don’t always have the amount of extra time films take. I also believe books
give better detail and the movies leave out key parts of the plot. Therefore, I
would rather the book The Lightning Thief than the film, any day.  

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 One
criteria that encourages my love of books is that books allow me to personalize
the story. Books allow me to determine what I believe the plot should look
like, it almost makes it my own story, instead of the authors. The author uses
detail and description so well that you can paint a picture in your head. If
the author explains everything clearly and correctly, the reader should be able
to see everything in his or her head. From the plot to the characters’ facial
and body features. Movies, on the other hand, allow you to see only what the
director wants you to see. When watching a film, that is based off a book, you
are watching it through someone else’s eyes. This is precisely why some people,
like myself, would rather read a book than watch a film.  Movies and books both allow you to see the
plot of the story, but books allow you to see so much more and through your own
perspective. In Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief for example, I saw Percy
completely different than they portrayed him in the film. I saw him much
smaller as he was supposed to be twelve, not sixteen.

  Another
criterion that supports my belief is the fact that books allow me to exercise
my imagination in more ways than I would while watching a film. In my opinion,
books are much better for your mind because it allows you to learn along with
the words and characters. Movies are projected on a screen and don’t always
give you the exact thing you want when reading the book. I have read The
Lightning Thief over 8 times and every time I read them again I learn something
I didn’t catch before. Books also allow me to challenge myself in more ways
than just my comprehension skills. They let you see what you know and what you will
learn about the book along the way. The book allows you to read between the
lines to see if you can point out the story behind the story, it also allows
you to experiment with writing your own story. What better way to learn a new
writing style and new words to use in your story than to read a novel or book?
The movies are something that, in most cases, there is no thinking involved.

Movies and books are created for your entertainment, but books allow you to use
your mind and learn while entertaining yourself. No matter what the purpose;
entertainment or informational you still learn and gain more knowledge from
reading things for yourself rather than just watching something on the big
screen.

I would also rather read The Lightning Thief,
because the book is very light, portable, and you can literally take it
anywhere. I can pack it in just about anything. The disks are also lightweight
and portable, but one must have a DVD player or a movie player just to be able
to watch them. Books you can read anywhere at any time. They can be used in just
about any setting, from your home to crowded mall. You may get a couple of
weird looks due to the books being written for a generally younger crowd, but
these books in my opinion, are for everyone. Books you can read anytime of the
day whenever you want for however long you want; on the other hand, movies you must
sit down for an hour to three hours just to watch the whole movie. The one
thing I can say for films when you are watching them is that you can watch them
in the car; whereas, it can be hard to read a book in the car without a
constant light. Especially for people with bad eyes, it may be easier for them
to watch a film rather than read. When I’m bored my main source of
entertainment is pulling out a good book. I’m a night owl so that’s when I get
the most reading done and can comprehend the most so it’s helpful that you can
read books at any time.

In books, the author’s job is to give you
informational details, so you can see what is going on in your mind. In this
book Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief, the author does an amazing job of
showing us the idea behind his thought. Rick Riordan uses vivid detail to make his
story relatable to the real world along with the mystical world. Without these
details, I could never picture what Rick was trying to get me to see. As you
can see, descriptive details are necessary in books to get them well liked and
well critiqued. Due to time constraints, movies tend to leave out parts and
don’t have as many details because it isn’t necessary to picture anything in
your mind. Movies usually focus on the high plot points only and don’t really
worry about the smaller details. However, people who love to read do care about
the little details and the story isn’t complete without them. While directors
are making the movie they are more or less worried about the main plot, rather
than the little things that make the story whole. When I am reading this book I
am looking forward to the little things that make the story whole, those parts
are my favorite things about this book. A couple of words can make or break a
sentence, and while movies don’t exactly always need those details, they help
the audience to see the humor or hidden meaning in their story. To authors,
details are everything. I do understand though, why directors aren’t able to
add all those little details in there. It takes a lot of money and time to make
this type of movie, due to all the action and the time crunch they are in while
making that movie. I would much rather read the book because of those small
details, but I am not blaming the producers and directors, because I know how
much effort it takes to make a single seen with this book, let alone whole
movie.

I love everything about Percy Jackson books and/or
movies. I just feel the books suit my personality better. I’m always on the go
so being able to pack my books easily and take them anywhere is important for
the way I live. Books also give me more detail to visualize on and capture my
emotions. While the films simply make you see one thing, the books allow you to
see the idea in an way you want. When I’m reading it’s hard for me to put
novels down, so I read well into the night. This book allows me to see what I
think Annabelle and Percy should act and look, while the film has a kind of a
different version of what I imagined all together. My interpretation of Percy
Jackson was very different from the interpretation of many of the other people
I researched. Some people believed in the kind of religion that was described
in the books and movies, while others didn’t like the book at all. I, for one,
enjoyed the books and films, although I don’t believe in the gods.

I understand that some people enjoy the
movies more than the books. I realize that some people would rather watch
something than read text, but there are also those people who like both. I am
one of those people who enjoy both. I had to choose a side and since I had to
choose, I chose the book side, because I really love books and imagining
everything. I won’t say one is better or worse than the other, both are equal
in my opinion. The Percy Jackson books and films are very different takes on
one idea, both amazing.

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