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manga_rocks123456789
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Scott_Mann
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the recent Percy Jackson movie butchered the book

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Scott_Mann
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/17/2010 Category: Society
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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manga_rocks123456789

Pro

the recent Percy Jackson movie butchered the book. if there are any people that oppose this argument, please state your opinion. I will let you go first.
Scott_Mann

Con

Because my opponent has not provided his own definitions, I will input my own.

==DEFINITIONS==

Butchered: a brutal indiscriminate murderer [1]
Movie: a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement [2]

==ARGUMENT==

A movie cannot, physically, murder a book. In order to do as such, a movie must be:

* Capable of wielding tools or weapons
* Capable of judgment and thought
Both are contained by human-beings, which are capable of butchering.

It is impossible for a movie to hold objects or think, as movies may only be shown on a movie screen, television screen, or a computer monitor. Furthermore, because a screen or television does not have arms to move or the necessary requirements to be able to butcher something, the book would be left unharmed.

I conclude my first argument, and wish my opponent good luck.

==SOURCES==

[1] http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu...
[2] http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu...
Debate Round No. 1
manga_rocks123456789

Pro

Oh, Sweet Jesus, i didn't mean that. The movie just messed up the book, so we got that over with. Now are you going to debate for real?
Scott_Mann

Con

Mess up: botch; make a mess of, destroy or ruin [1]

My opponent has no way of proving that the movie destroyed the book. If the book originally written and bound by the author were to have been destroyed, then there would be no way of publishing it. And, as previously argued, it is impossible for a movie to destroy a book.

Because I am posting my arguments on debate.org, a website created for debating, it is a fact that I am, indeed, "debating for real."

[1] http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu...
Debate Round No. 2
manga_rocks123456789

Pro

manga_rocks123456789 forfeited this round.
Scott_Mann

Con

Argument extended.
Debate Round No. 3
manga_rocks123456789

Pro

manga_rocks123456789 forfeited this round.
Scott_Mann

Con

Argument extended.
Debate Round No. 4
manga_rocks123456789

Pro

manga_rocks123456789 forfeited this round.
Scott_Mann

Con

My opponent has failed to address any of my arguments, and forfeited three of the five rounds. For these reasons, I strongly urge a CON vote.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Cpt.Price 7 years ago
Cpt.Price
yo victor

u got pwned there, just like with the fast food debate, in which case you did not specify

-nikita
Posted by Scott_Mann 7 years ago
Scott_Mann
I've never even read the book or seen the movie before...
Posted by Kinesis 7 years ago
Kinesis
Yup, that's how I would have done it. Now for 5 rounds of complaining...
Posted by iamthereforeithink 7 years ago
iamthereforeithink
I don't think I want to debate this since I don't feel too strongly about this topic, and also I partially agree with you, so this is my opinion on it:

I think Craig Titley was probably interested in the visual dynamics the author offered throughout the novel. However, I don't feel like he necessarily felt compelled to add every detail. He and along with the other decision-makers in the situation obviously aren't interested in a sequel or recreating all of the books (excluding everything that would continue it into a second, third, fourth or fifth movie). As a movie, I got the impression they tried to open it to a wider audience. The book had a younger age range, but there was more action and less humor. In the movie, they were older with more advanced situations (such as the casino scene and those suspicious little cakes, rather than an arcade) but much of the deaths and serious situations were excluded and replaced with humor.

So that being said, the screenplay author and the others that assisted in the making of the movie recreated it in their own image, which was much different and simpler than the books. This goes along with all novel recreations. As a movie, you have to give credit where it was due. The visual effects and acting was wonderful in my opinion.

The one thing I had a HUGE problem with however in the movie was some misuse of Greek mythology. If you're making a movie about it.... God, get your facts right. For instance, it irked me every time someone said "A minotaur." In the book they wrote it correctly as "THE minotaur." There was only one in standard Greek mythology. There were several other factors in the movie that stuck out to me like that.

But in conclusion, it was an adaptation of a book. Therefore, the movie can't 'butcher' the book seeing as they are two different things. As a movie though, there were pro's and con's to it, just as there were in the book.
Posted by Cerebral_Narcissist 7 years ago
Cerebral_Narcissist
Oh sweet Jesus so do I!
Posted by I-am-a-panda 7 years ago
I-am-a-panda
Really want to go semantics
Posted by manga_rocks123456789 7 years ago
manga_rocks123456789
of course the movie butchered the book
half of the second book was about Clarisse,
and the movie didn't even have Clarisse in in.
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