Hey look, it’s actually Tuesday and not Thursday! So this Tuesday’s topic is on film/movie adaptations of books; always a touchy subject. I decided to do a little combo of the best and the worst.
WARNING: This post contains strong language.
Movies I Want to High Five:
Quite possibly the most perfect book-to-movie adaptation ever. I still watch this ANY time it comes on.
The Lord of the Rings (entire series)
These were epic, I don’t care what anyone says.
Little Women (1994)
I could cry right now just THINKING about this movie. One of my favorite books of all time, one of my favorite movies of all time.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
All of the Harry Potter movies were pretty fantastic, in my opinion, but this one really stood out. Excellent transition from book to movie. Again, both are one of my favorites of all time.
Howl’s Moving Castle
Oh Miyazaki, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. #647: BADASS imagining in the form of a movie of a BADASS book.
Harriet the Spy
Does anyone even remember this movie? It was so good! I can remember creeping around my neighborhood trying to spy on people with my little notebook.
Movies I Want to High Five IN THE FACE:
Vanessa Hudgens? Mary-Kate Olsen? And the boy that actually looks like a beast without the makeup? OH WAIT. Hmm. I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE CBS/ALLIANCE FILMS. No, no I fucking don’t. Just no.
Ok, look. You people have it all backwards. It was the BOOKS that sucked, all but this one. And almost the opposite happened with the movies. Twilight was so painful I could never fully rewatch it but New Moon broke my freaking heart. My favorite book of the entire, stupid, awfully written series and they went and fucked up the movie by focusing on CRAP instead of highlight the beauty of the one book in the series worth reading. FAIL.
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
These books are some of the best I’ve ever read but unfortunately this movie was bunk. FANTASTIC casting, DREADFUL screenwriting/execution. I really wish someone would go back and do this over – and get it right this time.
I Am Number Four
Train wreck. That’s all I can say.
WHAT THE FUCK WERE THEY THINKING??? THEY FUCKING RUINED THIS MOVIE. THESE BEAUTIFUL, AMAZING BOOKS AND THEY RUINED THEM! SCRATCH! IN BROAD DAYLIGHT! This is by far THE WORST BOOK-TO-MOVIE ADAPTATION I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. The people behind this movie should be fucking ashamed.
Yeah yeah yeah, I cheated and did 11. I couldn’t decide!
So, how do we compare?
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