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For the record, the 2004 Guillermo del Toro-directed Hellboy movie's rating on Rotten Tomatoes is 81% - nearly 7 times higher.

A subtrope of I Liked It Better When It Sucked, this is "I Liked It Better When It Wasn't Truer To The Text".

Truer to the Text isn't necessarily a good thing. A lot of factors play into this: maybe the original adaptation had an author who made the work his own, and his Signature Style is missing from the "truer" version. Maybe the "truer" version spent too much time on being "truer" and not enough on being a good work on its own right. Maybe the original adaptation has Narm Charm, or (as in the Trope Namer) an actor that delivered a performance too good to be matched.

For whatever reason, the "truer" version ends up being a failure, either critically, commercially or both.

Examples of Wilder Over Depp include:
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