Monday, August 22, 2011

Compare and Contrast Beastly the Book to the Movie?

Due to the fact that I was so furious that I actually liked the movie Beastly but I really didn't want to, I thought I'd name you a few reasons why I didn't necessarily want to like it.

As I have said before, the movie was almost nothing compared to the book. . . .

When the movie starts off, I was already kind of mad.

Kyle was being elected for what? Class president? When in the book it was homecoming prince?

Also, wasn't he a lot younger? In the beginning of the book it says it's for ninth grade homecoming court. I could be wrong, but I'm almost positive that's what it is.

Lindy is obviously noticeable while Kyle is giving his speech. Why is she just standing there..? I wasn't sure if it was because she was also running for the same position or not.

How Lindy and Kyle meet is all wrong. They meet at a party! Briefly! Not directly after his little speech. Did he even have a speech in the book?

Kendra is supposed to be a fat goth girl. To me, Mary-Kate looks pretty damn bad ass. Plus, what was up with how they met? They met in a hallway right after he talked to Lindy.

Considering nothing had to do with Homecoming Court, there was no actual homecoming. So Kyle couldn't pretend to invite Kendra to homecoming, he invites her to some weird party. Lindy is at this party and he never talked to Lindy so much in the book nor did he take a picture with her ands he also didn't say, "I'm worthy" or whatever it was she said to him when he gave her the rose.

When Kyle finally does his transformation type thing, it's on a balcony, not his room like in the book. Mary-Kate looks like some white goddess and he only has a year to find love. Unlike his two year deadline in the book.

ONE THING THAT BOTHERED ME THE MOST. Don't be fooled. They hired Alex Pettyfer due to the fact that he could still be extremely hot even when they attempt to make him ugly. Did they make him like the beast in the book? No. They didn't. In the book, he really does look like the beast from Beauty and the Beast. In the movie, it's something about him and the tree on his arm and I was confused. . . .

There was no mirror like in the book. He actually stalked Lindy in the movie. Lindy, herself, got in trouble. There was no intruder. Her dad was more genuine in the movie. He wanted her to be safe rather than in the book, he just wanted his drugs back.

Pilot is nonexistant in the book. Magda's name isn't Magda. It's Zola. Magda is from a Latin country (In the book), while Zola is Jamaican.

The whole "long handed letters" thing in the movie is nonexistant in the book. As well as the whole dress thing that Lindy loves in the book.

I saw this coming when reading the book, Magda is actually Kendra. But does the movie establish that? No. So when Kyle asks Kendra that if he succeeds, he wants Will to have his sight back and Magda's family to get green cards, well, in the movie, her family really does get greencards. Magda's children are also a lot older in the book rather than the movie.

But when Kyle confesses to Lindy his true love in the letter (This is in the movie), the movie ends when she realizes that "Hunter" (I'll get to this later) is actually Kyle.

Why did we have to change Kyle's fake name, Adrian, to Hunter? I learned to love Adrian as the book went on. . . .

There were a lot of other differences but just on a director's flub:

Did anyone notice that when Kyle and Lindy were at the lakehouse (In the movie), Kyle says his dad didn't like the lakehouse because there was no cell phone reception and then Lindy gets a call from the hospital?

Look out for it next time.

Thanks for reading my rants and comparing and contrasting with me on the movie Beastly!

1 comment:

  1. Even the though movie was well thought out and modernized a little more so teens would watch it, its still supposed to be based on the book. If you're going to make a movie to a book then you atleast need to get that kyle was a beast with claws, fangs, and fur, and lindy wasnt the prettiest girl out there. It doesnt make any sense that the whole point is to fall in love with someones personality rather than their looks (which lindy DID fall in love with kyles personality) but the book was about kyle and HIM being the one to change, so he fell in love with someone who was obviously beautiful (vanessa hudgens) so it beats the whole purpose of the book. Some of the setting weren't right, like lindy and kyle were supposed to go to a snowy place but instead went to a beach. Also lindy's dad wasn't supposed to care for her, but in the movie it seemed as if he was trying to do the "best" for her, which wasn;t the case at all.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Compare and Contrast Beastly the Book to the Movie?

Due to the fact that I was so furious that I actually liked the movie Beastly but I really didn't want to, I thought I'd name you a few reasons why I didn't necessarily want to like it.

As I have said before, the movie was almost nothing compared to the book. . . .

When the movie starts off, I was already kind of mad.

Kyle was being elected for what? Class president? When in the book it was homecoming prince?

Also, wasn't he a lot younger? In the beginning of the book it says it's for ninth grade homecoming court. I could be wrong, but I'm almost positive that's what it is.

Lindy is obviously noticeable while Kyle is giving his speech. Why is she just standing there..? I wasn't sure if it was because she was also running for the same position or not.

How Lindy and Kyle meet is all wrong. They meet at a party! Briefly! Not directly after his little speech. Did he even have a speech in the book?

Kendra is supposed to be a fat goth girl. To me, Mary-Kate looks pretty damn bad ass. Plus, what was up with how they met? They met in a hallway right after he talked to Lindy.

Considering nothing had to do with Homecoming Court, there was no actual homecoming. So Kyle couldn't pretend to invite Kendra to homecoming, he invites her to some weird party. Lindy is at this party and he never talked to Lindy so much in the book nor did he take a picture with her ands he also didn't say, "I'm worthy" or whatever it was she said to him when he gave her the rose.

When Kyle finally does his transformation type thing, it's on a balcony, not his room like in the book. Mary-Kate looks like some white goddess and he only has a year to find love. Unlike his two year deadline in the book.

ONE THING THAT BOTHERED ME THE MOST. Don't be fooled. They hired Alex Pettyfer due to the fact that he could still be extremely hot even when they attempt to make him ugly. Did they make him like the beast in the book? No. They didn't. In the book, he really does look like the beast from Beauty and the Beast. In the movie, it's something about him and the tree on his arm and I was confused. . . .

There was no mirror like in the book. He actually stalked Lindy in the movie. Lindy, herself, got in trouble. There was no intruder. Her dad was more genuine in the movie. He wanted her to be safe rather than in the book, he just wanted his drugs back.

Pilot is nonexistant in the book. Magda's name isn't Magda. It's Zola. Magda is from a Latin country (In the book), while Zola is Jamaican.

The whole "long handed letters" thing in the movie is nonexistant in the book. As well as the whole dress thing that Lindy loves in the book.

I saw this coming when reading the book, Magda is actually Kendra. But does the movie establish that? No. So when Kyle asks Kendra that if he succeeds, he wants Will to have his sight back and Magda's family to get green cards, well, in the movie, her family really does get greencards. Magda's children are also a lot older in the book rather than the movie.

But when Kyle confesses to Lindy his true love in the letter (This is in the movie), the movie ends when she realizes that "Hunter" (I'll get to this later) is actually Kyle.

Why did we have to change Kyle's fake name, Adrian, to Hunter? I learned to love Adrian as the book went on. . . .

There were a lot of other differences but just on a director's flub:

Did anyone notice that when Kyle and Lindy were at the lakehouse (In the movie), Kyle says his dad didn't like the lakehouse because there was no cell phone reception and then Lindy gets a call from the hospital?

Look out for it next time.

Thanks for reading my rants and comparing and contrasting with me on the movie Beastly!

1 comment:

  1. Even the though movie was well thought out and modernized a little more so teens would watch it, its still supposed to be based on the book. If you're going to make a movie to a book then you atleast need to get that kyle was a beast with claws, fangs, and fur, and lindy wasnt the prettiest girl out there. It doesnt make any sense that the whole point is to fall in love with someones personality rather than their looks (which lindy DID fall in love with kyles personality) but the book was about kyle and HIM being the one to change, so he fell in love with someone who was obviously beautiful (vanessa hudgens) so it beats the whole purpose of the book. Some of the setting weren't right, like lindy and kyle were supposed to go to a snowy place but instead went to a beach. Also lindy's dad wasn't supposed to care for her, but in the movie it seemed as if he was trying to do the "best" for her, which wasn;t the case at all.

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