It depends on how well its done. V for Vendetta was interesting. Watchmen was explosive. Unfortunately it's almost impossible to translate the complexity of a novel into film, since a novel relies on the reader's imagination. No director could ever translate how every reader sees a scene, no matter how great that director is.
My favorite series of all time got converted.. and it.. SUCKED SO HARD CORE. OMG I WAS PISSED FOR DAYS AFTER I SAW IT. THEY KILLED OFF SO MUCH OF THE ORIGINAL PLOT!!!! OMG CHRIS COLUMBUS!!! CURSE YOUR NAME!!! ...my beautiful percy jackson series ;n;
Crucify me If you don't agree but In my point of view film adaptations kill the magic of the novels I read. Only one movie didn't make me feel that way, Memoirs of a geisha from the novel with the same name from Arthur Golden. The End
My favorite novels rarely get to be adapted into films, and when they do, I'm generally happy with the results. The latest Russian TV series adaptation of Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita was particularly satisfying.
Depends on how well they do the movie, and how true they are to the book. There was a scene in the first Harry Potter film, during the Quidditch match, where the ref should've called a double foul. Flint, the Slytherin captain and a Chaser, hit Wood, the Gryffindor captain, and a Keeper, with a Bludger. First, you're not allowed to attack the keeper unless the Quaffle is in the scoring area, and second, only a team's Beaters can use the Beaters' bats to redirect Bludgers. Then there's Eragon, which was terrible.
On the other hand, the studios did fantastic jobs with Lord of the Rings and Twilight. (Yes, I'm a guy who enjoyed Twilight. I enjoyed it, mind you, before the tabloids and shit got into the picture; now the whole scenario annoys me.)
No, I don't but I think it's more because I've already read the novel when I watch the movie and not because the movie itself is bad. Of course the books will always be better, because movies need to cut out many parts so they don't end up lasting hours and hours and getting boring, while books can tell you a million details and still keep you interested. Besides, I've never really liked watching movies xD