First I want to say the book was absolutely awesome! It was so full of suspense and emotions. I didn't know whether to cry or laugh most of the time. It was an incredible book. I even posted on my facebook page that I just read the best book ever. That's when people started telling me about the movie. I was so excited to watch it.
Then when I watched it I was very disappointed. It lacked all the emotions captured in the book. It left out sceens. It moved sceens around. It was just very disappointing.
I wonder if you have ever thought of remaking the movie. The actor who played John Coffey was ok but he looked too mean. When I read the book I was picturing a very big black guy who looked harmless but because he was black he was mistaken for the killer. And Tom Hanks was not the best actor to play Paul. I knew that before I even watched the movie. Del was good and so was Wild Bill but the movie didn't let us get to know Del the way the book did and his accent was too fake. When I read the book I was sad when Del was executed. The movie didn't capture that. And the story of the mouse needed to be used more in the movie. The mouse played a huge part in the book but not so much in the movie. I think you should consider a remake using different actors-even if they are not well known actors-to get the charactors right. And what happened to Brad Dolan? He may not have been a big part of the book but he helped tell the story.
I also think a great theme song for a remake could be Daughtry's song called No Surprise. Every time I hear that song I think of the book and it reminds me of all the emotions I felt while reading it.
I don't really expect you to remake this movie just because I didn't like it. But it would be nice to see a new version. I see that the people on here loved the movie and I wonder how many of the actually read the book. I know the movie would have to be very long to capture everything that was in the book. But I watched Rose Red-how long was that, like 5 hours. It was a great story. This movie could have been so much better. I was kind of embarrassed because I told my husband how great the book was. I said if the movie is as good as the book I'll be crying like a baby before it's all over. Unfortunately it wasn't.
Please consider remaking this movie with a better producer and better actors for the charactors.