Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #14 : Best/Worst Movie Adaptations

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/meme created by The Broke & the Bookish. Here we list our top ten picks for the topic.

This week's topic is:
Top Ten Books Book to Movie Adaptations: Best & Worst

I love when books are made into movies but sometimes they do them justice and sometimes they don't.  Here are my picks for best and worst movie adaptations.

WORST



 1. Angels & Demons: I love this movie and could watch it multiple times. However, the book is ten times better and I think that the movie could have been made better to do it more justice.

2. Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince: I can and will watch all Harry Potter movies over and over again. However, HP 6 is probably my least favorite movie and I think they skipped some much needed scenes that could have been included in place of others.

3. Hunger Games: I loved this book and the movie was definitely worth seeing. However, I think they made some unnecessary changes and skipped some really important parts.

4. Water for Elephants: I adored this book but did not care for the movie at all.

5. Beautiful Creatures: I didn't care for this book and I felt exactly the same way for the movie. It was definitely not my cup of tea.

 BEST





 1. Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire: This is my favorite out of all the books and it is also my favorite movie out of all of them.

2. Marley & Me: This book and movie is the reason I do not do books and movies with animals. I seriously bawled my eyes out!!

3. P.S. I Love You: This movie makes me cry every single time I watch it. I feel like I'm on an emotional roller coaster. Laughing one minute and crying the next.

4. The Time Traveler's Wife: This movie was so moving and I felt like the book kind of made the Time Traveling thing a little creepy and the movie didn't do that for me.

5. A Walk to Remember: This is an all time favorite romantic movie. I love Mandy Moore and Shane West together and I actually liked this movie better than the book.

What's on your best & worst movie adaptations?


10 comments:

  1. A Walk To Remember made my list today too for best adaptions. Great story, I think the film was just as good as the book. :)

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  2. I liked the HG movie, but agree that they could have done much, much better. I only got about 50 pages into the Beautiful Creatures the book and about 10 minutes into the movie. I give up. It just obviously isn't the story for me. Great list!
    Natflix&Books' TTT

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  3. Rebecca @ The Library CanaryJuly 9, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    I'm bummed that you didn't like Hunger Games. I loved it! I agree that they made some changes that weren't necessary, but I felt they were miniscule and didn't take away from the story.

    Beautiful Creatures is also on my worst list. That movie was so awful.

    Great list!

    My Top Ten

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  4. Jessica MangicaroJuly 9, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    Completely agree on HBP. Really GoF was one of your best? I think I was just outraged because they left so much out. But then realized I had to look at it realistically. I loved the Time Traveler's Wife and that was a good book to movie adapt.

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  5. Marley and Me (both the movie and the book) made me SOB!

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  6. Super great story! Probably one of the only movies I actually liked better than the book.

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  7. Beautiful Creatures was definitely not the story for me. I liked HG, even watched multiple times. I was just disappointed in the way they handled the romance between Katniss and Peeta. That bugged me.

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  8. :-( Sorry I bummed you out! I did like Hunger Games movie and even saw it twice in the theatre. I guess I was just really disappointed with the way they handled the romance with Katniss & Peeta. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I think GoF is my favorite because that was when shit started to get real! :-) That was the first one to make me cry.

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  10. Yes, Marley and Me ruined all animal books and movies for me for the rest of my life :-) I cried for like a half an hour AFTER the movie ended.

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