I liked the book more than the movie. But Carpenter did a great job by direct Christine.
I believe the novel is always better; because the novels go into more depth; 4 example, explaining the background of each character. I did like the movie; but to me a book is usually better than a movie. Some people will just go and see the movie; because 2 them reading is 2 much of a hassel, if they only knew what they were missing.
I liked them both, actually; if I had to chose just one, the book hands down. But the way Arnie died in the movie I think was better than in the book. Other than that, I enjoyed reading Christine as much I did watching her; beautiful Plymouth Fury.
I always try to read the novels before watching the movies. But if I could only pick one the novel would diffently win.
Not a fan of either. For some reason, Christine is the only SK book I had to try multiple times to get through.
Dunno, maybe it's because I'm not a car guy.
On the other hand, over time, my memory of the story, which I haven't had anything to do with for a loooong time, seems like something I may appreciate more. Maybe I should give the book another try.
Now, with that said, I have to say that I thought that in this case, the novel was superior. The character arc of Arnie becoming more confident (and following that, more arrogant) is largely nonexistent in the movie.
I prefer the novel, but I do enjoy the movie it has been one of all-time favourite movies since I was kid. It was because of the Christine movie that I discovered King.
I saw Christine the movie long before I read the book. Then I read the book (pretty much forgetting the movie except for the look of Christine...) and then re-watched the movie. For me the book was much better. The movie was good, but after reading the book I wasn't a fan of the changes they made for the movie.
When I was about 14, the boy I was dating took me to this movie like 5 times. He was obsessed. Until I got the book and read it. I told him how much better the book was, and he no longer had any interest in the movie. He was one of those anti-book strange creatures. So he lost interest in Christine, and I lost interest in him!!!Hahaha. Anyway, I don't think I've ever experienced a book/movie combo where I liked the movie better. Books rule!!