I was a pretty big fan when this movie first came out and couldn't understand why no one else seem to appreciate it. Tonight i watched it again and clearly understood. Australia i love you but you have some shitty actors, lol. << this i have always known, except for a few special people aussies' are not known for their acting skills, we tend to over dramatise it, plus the accent can be cringe-worthy. But even with all that held against it i still managed to tear up during the movie and now i realise why i loved it so much in the first place - it transfer's me back into the emotion when i was reading the books, in the movie you can't understand how difficult it was for Robin to pick up that gun and kill people, but in the books we get that loud and clear, that she had to not only sacrifice a big part of her belief, self values and morals but also a part of her soul to save her friends - i know how far she's willing to go for them as well (it is heartbreaking) and with Corrie, i know that she doesnt survive that gun shot, that her friends will never see her again, but the movie can't express all this, can't express the emotions the book beats you with until you can't handle anymore.
But what it does is a rather fantastic job of putting me back into that frame of mind, to help me remember how i felt while reading, and thats its own kind of special. Still while i adore the actors, i kind of wish they had chosen better quality ones, so everyone who didnt read the books can realise how spectacular this story truly is.
What do you think? Is the Bookternet a safe place for women to voice their opinions? Would you have quit a book internet site if this had happened to you? Or would you have handled it another way? Read this article and let me know what you think: http://bookriot.com/2015/03/25/bookternet-not-safe-women-quit-goodreads/
I know I left a book club on Goodreads because I was blasted twice for comments I made about a book. They weren't derogatory comments, just thoughts I had on a couple of incidents that occurred in the book. Sometimes people see things differently when reading and apparently two people took offense that I had misinterpreted what had happened in the book and decided to tell me how stupid I had been not to see it their way. It was quite upsetting and I decided that book clubs weren't for me. But so far I haven't had any negative feedback on reviews I've given. I think if this had happened to me, I would have reported the person to the powers to be on any particular book site, if possible.
This is an issue that I've wondered about now that I'm writing 2-3 reviews a week on Amazon and quite a few book sites, such as BookLikes. And it is a concern to me. But I know that I count on others' reviews when I'm trying to decide on my next book so I would like to contribute to that by writing my own reviews. How sad that voicing your opinion should be cause for concern.