Top Ten Book-to-Movie Adaptations
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
The Best1. Perks of Being a Wallflower
Maybe it's because it was written, produced, and directed by the author, but this is a flawless adaptation.
2. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
So this isn't a movie, but it's still a video adaptation. And it is the best Pride and Prejudice adaptation out there.
4. The Hunger Games
Except for the fact that they left out Peeta's leg, this is solid.
4. The Help
There was one scene they changed that bugged me, but it is a great movie. Gets me crying every time by the end.
5. The Great Gatsby (the new version)
Yeah, some of the camerawork is just plain cheesy. Overall, though, this is awesome!
The Worst1. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
This is bad enough that it could have all five of these spots. Seriously, not only did it reinvent the plot, but the new plot didn't even make sense. There was this meaningless time limit and- Spoiler Alert- they made Hades the bad guy. Like that's never been done in a story about Greek mythology. (Boring!)
2. Harry Potter and...(well, except for the 6th)
Mainly I don't like them because they left stuff out. I have a love-hate relationship with the movies.
3. Water for Elephants
The actual book is a perfect mixture of light and dark. The movie was just dreary and dark.
4. Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
There is no romance between Caspian and Susan. Come on.
5. Sherlock Holmes (the ones with Robert Downey, Jr.)
My friend really wanted to see one of these movies (I don't know which) and I have no words for how bad this is. This is not, in any way, shape, or form, Sherlock Holmes. You want to see a good- nay, great- adaptation of this detective? Go watch the BBC's Sherlock.
What book-to-movie adaptations do you love... or love to hate?