Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:
But isn't that a bit sad? That we'll go to see a stupid film just because of the visuals? It just encourages them to keep making beautiful films with moronic scripts.
Well, you read stupid book series ...
Just the one. Which started off so good, and with so much promise. It devolved into a parody of itself, though.
I think the problem was in the editing. See, the first books were well-edited. One character was even edited out of the first book because his parts were worthless. So in the first book, they were making the effort to chop out worthless parts.
A quote from Harriet McDougal, Jordan's wife -- and his editor-- tells the story:
Harriet McDougal wrote:
McDougal edited Robert Jordan's books until his death in 2007, though her role lessened as the years went on. In her words: "By the last of the Wheel of Time books, my role was primarily that of wife
In other words, the earlier books were heavily edited. By the end, they weren't getting edited any more.
Every author, no matter how talented and popular, needs an editor. If a book is unedited, you end up with the mess that is the Wheel of Time.