Books are better than movies
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My opponent states: "because movie is acted out by living person live, it is way more entertaiining than dull paper books. It has cool action, sound effect, and also cool special effects."
. . . but quite frankly, this is a highly flawed argument. The first two points will rebutt his argument and the third will be a point of my own.
1) First, it was never clarified as to what constitutes as being "better." Sure, my opponent could say that it is better in the sense that movies are more "entertaining", but then I could come back and say that books are better in the sense of being educational (reading comprehension and creativity to be precise), hence, my "better" would cancel out his better, thus suggesting that movies and books are equal, therefore negating the resolution.
2) But to go further in the ideas present in the above point, I would have to say that books in fact have far more potential to be entertaining than films as books force an individual to make good use of his/her imagination, therefore putting the ideas presented in said book within the individuals vision. Therefore, matters such as "bad acting", bad CGI, and such are never bound to be a problem for the reader at hand. Whereas in films, an individual cannot use his/her imagination and is forced to rely on what is presented in the film.
3) Films simply can't afford to present as many ideas, plot points, and sufficient character developments as books can. This is simply because films typically have no choice but to be conservative when it comes to the time limit (as lets face it, hardly anyone is going to want to watch a 10 hour movie. In all honesty, have often have you seen a film only to walk out and complain about it not having lived up to the standards of the book. This has happened quite often (Eragon, Narnia, The Bad Seed, as well as many comic book films are excellent examples of this).
Thus, I believe I've done my job in maintaining my side of the resolution. Based on the arguments I've submitted, it can most certainly be agreed that films are not superior to books. That is all for round 1.
Apparently, my opponent has not read a word of my R1. If he had, he'd know that I specifically went into covering how books still have more entertainment potential in spite of the fact that movies have CGI and sound effects. A book forces one to use his/her imagination, which is unlimited and never below one's expectations, whereas the same cannot be said for a film as the special effects are consistently a hit or miss for most films of today when it comes to the audience. In fact, this is the very reason Christopher Nolan insisted that there be a very limited amount of special effects in his recent Batman films.
"Also, movies are much easier for the reader or the audience to understand the plots or the meaning"
Not true. Since books completely rely on words, they can specify and give readers more of an understanding, whereas in films, not only will there often be many distractions (overuse of CGI, some hot actor/actress, etc), but they are often forced to limit themselves as explaining something would take far too much time (and time isn't of the essence for a film, which I explained in the previous round).
And that's pretty much all my opponent brought up in his last round. At no point does he address any of my contentions. Since all of these contentions demonstrate that the resolution is false, I ask that they be carried over to this round and that you note that my opponent has impeded this debate by not responding to them.
END OF ROUND 2!
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