I haven’t seen it yet.
I have a rule (although I’ve broken it a few times) that I can’t watch the movie until I’ve read the book. Calm down. Yes, of course I’ve read The Hobbit. But my kids haven’t. I’m reading it to them, a little at a time, and when we’re finished we’ll watch the movies together as a family.
And so I will have to wait to be annoyed by how badly they ruined the book until I can finish reading it with my kids.
Yes, that’s exactly what happens. It annoys my poor husband to watch something with me because I get so riled up about “That’s not how it happened!” and “I can’t believe they did that!” and “Seriously?! I can’t even watch this, it’s totally ruined!” He prefers to watch the movie first so he can enjoy it for what it is without having to compare it to the book.
That’s totally wrong, of course. Absolutely backwards. It makes no sense whatsoever to watch the movie when you don’t know the REAL story.
Anyway, that is one of the many reasons I’m way behind on movies and TV shows. With everything I’ve had going on lately, I rarely have time to sit down and read, let alone watch the accompanying video format. I read The Help about a year ago and have yet to see that movie, as well as Water for Elephants. I still haven’t finished watching the Twilight movies or the Harry Potter movies (although I have finished all those books.) I’m currently in the middle of The Mortal Instruments series. The movie for the first one just came out.
On my list of things to read are the Hunger Games books (no, I haven’t even started those) and the Game of Thrones books. I’ve been told I would LOVE that show and I HAVE to watch it, but I can’t. Because I haven’t read the books. Because I have all those other books on my list. Because I don’t have time to sit and enjoy a book. Because of everything else I have going on.
But I will catch up some day. Oh yes, I will. I’ll have a plethora of movies and TV shows to catch up on when I retire. Do you think they’ll still have Netflix then?