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4567TME
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Benjy
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You shouldn't have to read the book in order to understand its movie adaptation.

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Started: 7/31/2013 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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4567TME

Con

First round will be acceptance only.

A common refrain for critically/commercially unsuccessful movies based on books among fans is "You needed to read the book to understand it." I am trying to convey that this is inadvertently acknowledging a poor screenplay. If a film needs its viewers to read a book to understand the plot, this is a bad movie. Pro will have to debate that it is okay for a film to require plot knowledge from its viewers.
Benjy

Pro

I accepted your challenge

To fully understand the full storyline of the movie you have to read the book version.
i do believe an example is needed:
The Lord of the Rings trilogy is a good example the movie does not follow but it is almost the same. when i watched Lord of the Rings i did not fully understand but the book does explain many things that are unclear in the movie.
Debate Round No. 1
4567TME

Con

Thank you kindly for accepting my challenge.

Before we get to the literal debate, I do believe it is necessary to point out two (2) counts of the word "I" not being capitalized in my opponent's argument.

"when i watched Lord of the Rings i did not fully understand but the book does explain many things that are unclear in the movie."
This does nothing to disprove my statement -- you have only conceded either poor writing or a lack of understanding the film/story.

My argument stands that a film should suit as many people as possible -- this means fully explaining the plot in a concise and clear manner. My opponent used no proof to suggest I was incorrect in suggesting this -- all he used is an example of the exact thing I'm complaining about.
Benjy

Pro

I seem to have misunderstood.
Debate Round No. 2
4567TME

Con

"I seem to have misunderstood."

You could have fixed that by posting a legitimate argument. I can't debate because I haven't been given any real points to work off.
Benjy

Pro

Benjy forfeited this round.
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