posted by ForsakenMoon19
Okay, so Lindy in the books was supposed to appear plain according to the way Kyle describes her in the story (with red hair and crooked teeth), which is probably why alot of fans are having a hard time accepting her as the character. They're saying she's skewering the character, but how can they say that when they haven't seen the movie? I think she'll be an awesome Lindy! Here I am waiting to see what she brings onscreen instead of passing judgment based on pictures and video clips (like alot of book fans are). And then people were furious when Kyle's beast makeup was changed into a more horrific disfigured kind of modern monster-instead of a hairy creature like in the book.
Now maybe at first sight, the makeup wasn't my first choice but overtime it grew on me and pretty soon I really agreed with why the filmakers revisioned the beast. No one would have taken Alex seriously if he looked like a man in a hairy monkeysuit or looked like the disney beast. People are judging the film before its even out and the fact that a 23 second teaser was released didn't help increase the hype for moviegoers either. The way I see it as long as these actors portray their character from the book respectively (including nailing their exact personalities), the phyiscal appearance of the actor shouldn't be the most relevent only an added bonus!!!
Alot of times when a book is being made into a movie or tv show, the actors look nothing like the characters and that's because EVERYONE has a different point of view to how things should look. For example: the character "Bonnie" in the Vampire Diaries books is decribed to being caucasian with red hair and freckles. In the show she's darkskined with blue eyes and ebony hair, did people reject her as the character in the end? NO!!! This actress has embodied the character heart and soul (in everyway) and physical appearance isn't even an issue!!! As well it shouldn't be when it comes to books-to-flim because at the end of the day, not everyone reads the books!!!
No matter what, there will always be people disappointed with certain changes but again sometimes changes are a MUST!!! I'm a huge fan of the Beastly book and I've come to accept the film for what it is!!! I'm happy and extremely excited for this movie because I know it will be a "sleeper-hit" (meaning alot of people won't expect it to be successful). I have confidence in all the actors in their roles and I can't wait to see the chemistry between Alex and Vanessa (and Alex FYI looks exactly the way Kyle looks in the book, incredibly handsome with blonde hair and blue eyes!!). So to all you haters and negative people trying to ruin this for the rest of us, GET A LIFE and get over it!!! It is what it is!!!
These are just my thoughts:)