Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the awesome people at The Broke and Bookish, who love lists as much as I do!
Top Ten Best/Worst Movie Adaptations of Books
1. Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows (pts 1 & 2)
I consider the Harry Potter movies to be separate from the book because I would drive myself crazy comparing them, however these two movies did such an amazing job of capturing the last and final book.
2. Romeo and Juliet, the Leonardo DiCaprio version
Not a popular choice, but I don’t care, I love this movie. Nothing beats Leonardo DiCaprio from the 90’s.
3. Breaking Dawn (pt 2)
I felt like the end of Breaking Dawn (the book) was anti-climatic and boring. The ending of Breaking Dawn Part 2 was a million times more exciting and definitely not anti-climatic.
4. The Help
I loved The Help and I was more than a little nervous about the movie, but I had no reason to be. They made sure to include all the best parts and I felt like the cast was perfect for their parts.
5. The Hunger Games
I thought they did so amazingly wonderful with The Hunger Games that I worry that my expectations of Catching Fire might be too high. There were a few small things they left out, but that didn’t overshadow the amazingness of what they didn’t. Plus, hellooo Lenny Kravitz.
1. Confessions of a Shopaholic
I will NEVER get over how bad this movie was ruined. I know that there is always stuff that changes from book to movie but I will never understand why they changed Becky from British to American and why they changed Luke’s entire personality and why they felt they had to combine two books in one.
2. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer
Normally when you hear that the movie was directed by the author you get excited because then it must be good right? Wrong. So much was changed, and not in a good way!
Not good folks. Not good at all.
I have no idea what they were thinking but this was so vastly different from the book, in ways I don’t even understand. Also more funny than scary.
5. Angels and Demons
I chose not to see The DaVinci Code because it just didn’t look good, but I loved Angels and Demons a lot more than The DaVinci Code so I decided to give it a shot. I should have saved my money because it was terrible that I’ve blocked it out of my memory!
What are your best/worst movie adaptations?
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