Powaglide wrote:I read the official novel before seeing DOTM in theaters. In my opinion, the book/novel went more in depth with detail compared to the movie. I feel as if the book had more time to explain things such as Ironhide's death, Sentinel's betrayal, the twins, etc. When I saw the movie I felt as if scenes were cut out from the script and it was rushed. Saw DOTM three times in theaters once in IMAX3D and twice in RealD3D. IMAX's HD sound quality was better, but I thought the RealD's picture was better quality.
I too bought the book, hoping to find a more in-depth look into some of the movies scenes. I haven't finished it yet, but comparing the pace of the movie to that of the book - everything seems a bit rushed on the screen. Now, obviously that's because they are limited in how long the film can be in a theatrical release, so I can't really complain there. Also, a book will always be a more intimate experience because it allows you to read both the character's actions and their thoughts. What I would really like to see from DOTM eventually would be a director's cut, something along the lines of the extended LOTR movies, which would include all the stuff that was cut out for time restriction but integral to the story/trilogy (such as the Twin's deaths).