Jul 9, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Best to Worst Book to Movie Adaptations!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created & hosted @ The Broke and the Bookish.

Ok, so keep in mind that I'm including only books to movies that I've both read the books & watched the movie adaptations. Also, I decided not to include BBC mini series adaptations, because than I would've had to stop only on the best ;)


The Best:

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
I enjoyed the book, but the movie itself was something else, just so amazing, and definitely much better than the book. Probably one of the best book to movie adaptations ever.
The Lords of the Ring trilogy
Ok, don't shoot me, but I seriously prefer the movies. They're perfect adaptations of the books, and they're amazing movies, and some of the best book to movie adaptations ever!
The Harry Potter series
Ok, so I'm absolutely big fan of the books & the movies. Sure, there were some tiny differences (some even I didn't like), but I tend to see the books & their movie adaptations as separate sides of the same coin, so I don't mind them, and the Harry Potter movies are great movies, and great adaptations of the books.

I love this movie! I actually read the book first (before the movie was even made), and I totally fell in love with it (as well as with Neil Gaiman's writing), and I love the movie, too. I didn't mind the changes, because they totally worked in the movie.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe
From such a tiny book, they made this amazing movie, and the perfect adaptation of the book.

The Good:

Warm Bodies
I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. I loved the book, but I was skeptical if it can be translated in a movie, but in the end, it was lots of fun, and pretty good adaptation of the book. Yeah, the book is much better, but the movie was good!
Howl's Moving Castle
The Howl's Moving Castle movie is lovely, but at the same time although overall it's the same as the book, it's also quite different then the book, if that makes sense ;) I love the movie, but I adore the book even more, so the movie is a good one.
The movie is pretty good adaptation of the book, although it has it's differences. I actually love both the book & the movie.

The Worst:

Ok, so to be honest, Eragon isn't this amazing book that they ruined it, it was an ok book, and overall a nice read that I liked it, but they managed to make the movie even worse than the book. It wasn't good even as a movie, don't get me started on the adaptation.       
Beautiful Creatures
Ok, first of all I have to mention that overall, I enjoyed the movie a lot. It was good & interesting, and despite all the differences with the book, it was still a good adaptation, at least it was until in the end I realised they've changed the ending. I mean WTF? Seriously??? The ending in the book was my fav part & why I actually loved the book so much, but no, they went and changed it. I don't mind changes through the story when it comes to translating the book to the screen, as long as the overall story & the ending are the same. It was a good movie, but not a good adaptation. 

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  1. Seeing Eragon a bit today. Never read it or saw it! Warm Bodies made my list too--although it's one I still have to watch! Have high hopes for it though! It's still sitting unopened on my desk!

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    1. Yeah, Eragon sucked bigtime.

      I hope you'll enjoy Warm Bodies, it was a fun movie :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I love BBC adaptations :) There are so many good choices--I love books and I love movies. It has been fun seeing everybody's picks this week. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

    1. I love BBC adaptations,too, but if I started with them, half of my list would've been filled with them :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Great list! I love Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings!
    If You have a sec please check out my top ten http://www.bookcrackercaroline.blogspot.com/2013/07/top-ten-tuesday-3.html

  4. Great list! I love Harry Potter movies and books!
    Here is My Top 10 Tuesday

  5. I agree with all your picks! Those are my fave too and yes Beautiful Creatures really disappointed. Great list.