Don’t you hate it when TV shows or movie change some important stuff from the books they’re adapting? Many of these moments give you important character development and world-building. Their absence makes the story flow a little worse, or have less of an emotional impact.
This is especially frustrating when you know how good a certain part of the story is. You sit down and watch the movie or TV show adaptation, waiting for it to come up, but it never does.
In other instances, not only do filmmakers and showrunners cut out great parts from the book, but they replace them with something worse. Sometimes, you read about something thinking it would look incredible on the big screen, but nope. It’s not there at all.
This could be anything, from an epic location to a fun action sequence, even an important character. But too bad, it’s not in the adaptation.
Well, Buzzfeed has compiled many such instances where the adaptations changed stuff from the books, for the worse. Here’s a glimpse at 20 of them.
Movie and TV Adaptations
The Hunger Games – Katniss Gets The Pin From Madge
The Hunger Games – The Avox’s Role
Love, Simon – Simon And Bram’s First Kiss
Game Of Thrones – Catelyn Stark And Lady Stoneheart
Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince – Tom Riddle’s Backstory
Harry Potter – Peeves The Poltergeist
To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You – John Ambrose Was Stormy’s Grandson
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire – Harry Gives His Winnings To The Weasley Twins
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire – Rita Skeeter’s Backstory
Death Note – Light Lived In Tokyo
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Remus And Tonks’ Son
Paper Towns – The Reason The Characters Go After Margo
The Princess Diaries – Mia And Michael’s Relationship
The Princess Diaries – Mia’s Dad Is Alive
The Maze Runner – Thomas And Theresa’s Telepathic Communication
Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief – Thrill Ride O’ Love At Waterland
Percy Jackson And The Sea Of Monsters – Circe Turning Percy Into A Guinea Pig
Perks Of Being A Wallflower – Charlie Accompanying Candace To An Abortion Clinic
The 100 – Clarke And Bellamy’s Existing Relationship
The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy – Tom Bombadil