Now from that title, you’re probably thinking that’s impossible…but I’ll give it a try. 😉
I have a confession to make. *whispers* No matter what I may say here, I actually do enjoy the films. Sure it’s a more superficial, light entertainment. So…watching the films is both a joy and pain for me. On one hand they are beautifully filmed, with wonderous soundtracks and typical “rip-roaring” Hollywood fun. On the other it is horrifyingly one dimensional, simplistic and contrived. There are parts of the movies I absolutely love for their interpretation of the book…and yet others I love just for their cinematic beauty. And then there are other parts…mind you large ones!…that cause me to cringe and shout angrilly at my TV. Obviously, as a direct outcome, no-one will watch the movies with me…lol.
I have finished my reread of the book. Now I’m just trying to work up the courage to watch the films again so I can see just how far they diverge.