Now here’s a topic that I think I can come up with 10 answers for: Top 10 Book-to-Movie Adaptations (brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish)
I’ve always liked reading the book before seeing a movie. To me, I’m investing more time into the book so I don’t want to know what happens. I want the element of surprise from a book. Movie-wise, I like knowing the gist of what the movie’s about before I decide if I want to devote 2-3 hours in one sitting to it. Hence why I really enjoy today’s Top 10 Tuesday topic.
- The Harry Potter series – hands down. I could list them out, and that would take up 7 or 8 of my spots, but I’ll just group them together like this. They get better and better with each one, and so perfectly captures the world that J.K. Rowling created.
- The Lord of the Rings trilogy – The books are classic, of course. But I thought the trilogy of movies was SO well done.
- Scott Pilgrim vs The World – The graphic novels were amazing, the movie did it justice.
- The Notebook – I personally don’t like Nicholas Sparks books. I find them quite boring and formulaic, and yet some of the movies that come out of his books are really good.
- A Walk to Remember – same comment as previous one.
- Angels & Demons – I LOVED the book (moreso than The Da Vinci Code) and I thought the movie wasn’t bad.
- Jurassic Park – The original was so ground breaking for that time, I felt. Such a classic, and visually stimulating to see that technology bring dinosaurs, and Michael Crichton’s book, to life.
- I actually had a hard time coming up with the last 3! So I’m picking 4 UPCOMING adaptations that I’m HOPING will be good because I liked the book 🙂
- One Day – Absolutely loved this book and I’m hoping Jim Sturgess & Anne Hatheway play it well 🙂
- Something Borrowed – Also loved this book. Hoping it’s a good adaptation
- The Hunger Games – It took me a little bit to get into the first book, but I’m hooked. Hope the casting is amazing.
- The Millennium Trilogy – Starting with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I saw the original Swedish one, and it was good, tho a bit truncated, I found. Cut out a lot of the story and just jumped to the “important” parts. Looking forward to see Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist.