Sometimes it can be
sacrilege to imply that an adaptation is far superior to its source
material, especially in an age where as soon as Game of Thrones was
ahead of its book counterparts, its following and its reputation went
up in smoke in more spectacular fashion than the Sept of Baelor did.
James Bond on the other the hand is a franchise that has greatly surpassed its source material
and refused to die, despite having shot itself in the foot with some
really dumb moments over the years ranging from flat gags to
nonsensical plot developments.
It’s those moments that have made
some of the purists amongst Bond fans believe that Ian Fleming, the
creator and author of the original books, did not put a foot wrong
and produced classic after classic. Outdated as they may be, the
books are great but not all of them were stellar efforts, even by
Fleming’s admission, and that means that whether you like it or
not, the films have improved massively on what they are based on.
Just a note: spoilers
ahead for both the books and the films.