Now I'm not going to go into every single book to movie or book to TV show adaptation out there. I don't have the energy for that nor have I seen everything books have been adapted too. My movie and TV interests are generally pretty similar, I love them to have explosions and to be action-packed. That being said I do think that not all these adapted books to the big screens have been done poorly. I've enjoyed some of them even in movie form. Harry Potter is the bomb diggity and honestly, comic book movies are stellar.
I think I always struggle when it seems like changes were made just because. Like why some directors and screenwriters decide to just change stuff for reasons unknown just leaves me often shaking my head. Like you have hundreds of pages of content, why are you making stuff up?
Let's start with some of my favorites
The cast for this movie was fantastic. I greatly enjoyed the adaption and would have signed up to watch the rest of the series easily.
Some that kind of fall into that middle ground:
Now, about those adaptations I think are just completely terrible?here. Seriously, this movie is on my shit list. I adored the book so very much and even got Bradley to read it. I read it at least twice a year and have two copies. I was so excited for this movie and was seriously let down.
Nothing was done very well. Not the characters, not the world, and not the big plot points. It was a huge disappointment. I was always so confused as to why and how someone would condescend a 600+ page book into an hour and a half movie. It was not done well. This was one of those times I wish they had left well enough alone and either followed the source material or not made it at all.
The weird-ass slow-mo was shit. The weird yellow-eyed glazed look thing Rose had going on was shit. The acting and overacting was shit. Do you see where I'm going with this? It was shit. They made it more of a vampire meets Mean Girls parody and it was straight shit.
This was another time where I felt like they stuck to the source content and just crapped on everything else.
Honestly, I barely remember this movie except leaving the theatre afterward feeling very disappointed and happy they weren't making another one. It felt very rushed and I was honestly just glad when it was over. I didn't laugh once throughout the movie which was so different than my reactions while reading the series.
What are your thoughts on books and their big-screen adaptation?
Are there any that I didn't list that you liked and think I should check out?
Or any that I listed that you think I should give a second chance to? Let me know in the comments.