Originally Posted by NorCal
As I recall more than a few people were put off by 300. I can't speak for the rest of the board but the hollywoodization and bastardization of classic myths such as the Epic of Gilgamesh is rather aggravating.
I never really mind it, actually. Whether it's a movie based on history or a novel, I never go in with the expectation that it'll stick right with the original. I'm impressed when it does and still delivers a good movie (Apollo 13
, for example), but movies are entertainment, period. A couple of good examples for me would be Bridge on the River Kwai
and Gangs of New York
: both inaccurate as hell but still good movies. I also don't at all mind it when moviemakers reinterpret literature, and I even quite like some of these movies (Starship Troopers
was nothing like the book, and it wasn't a GREAT movie, but it was fun). However, I just don't like it when they take something I like very much and turn it into a steaming pile of suck.