One big example of convergence in the media is the transformation of page to screen. It becomes more and more frequent for people to simply chose to watch the film instead of read the book. The film business grows larger and larger each year, books are turned into films and new concepts are thrown at us three or four times a month. Marvel offer us a community of super heroes with the Avengers, featuring film franchises for each individual character. Why read the comic book when you can watch a collection of films, so it seems. Disney create long awaited sequels; Finding Dory, Toy Story, Alice through the Looking Glass. More and more films are made, leaving little time for the hours it takes to read a book, especially in today’s busy world.
However does this ruin the story? Films very rarely capture everything a book can, things are missed out, characters adapted and story lines twisted. Personally I’ve loved to read since I was little, and the idea of not reading is just ridiculous. But it seems that more and more people and children are turning from the page to the screen.