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Today’s topic is: Best and worst movie adaptations
This is one of those very few instances where I actually liked the movie better than the book. The book is so vague but Sophie Coppola does an exceptional job of nailing the ambiguity and restlessness of these 5 doomed girls. So good.
My husband is a huge fan boy of the books and he loves the movies (as do I). That’s a good enough endorsement for me.
by Joanne Harris (author) and Lasse Hallstrom (director)
I enjoyed this cute novel about a single mom trying to make it as a sweet-shop owner is a close-minded French town, but the novel doesn’t have Johnny Depp in one of his seriously swoon-worthy roles. Seriously, he is so freaking hot in this movie.
Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown (author) and Robert Luketic (director)
I made the mistake of reading this book after I seen the movie several times. This is another instance where the movie is better. It just has this bubbly lightness and humor about it that the book is lacking.
Nobody but Stanley Kubrick could have made this shockingly violent and absolutely genius novel into the relevant film it still is today.
Honestly, I thought the movies got better as they went and I absolutely loved The Deathly Hallows part 2, but I didn’t think this first movie even came close to the book. Don’t get me wrong here. I do love the movies and the cast and have seen them all a thousand times, but I just don’t think the first movie did the book justice (although really, none of the movies come close to the magic that are the books).
This movie was a freaking travesty. Seriously, worst adaptation ever. I turned it off about 30 minutes in so it wouldn’t corrupt my love for this book.
by Stephanie Meyer (author) and Catherine Hardwick (director)
Look, I’m not going to be a hater, but the movies are pretty bad.
This is cheating a little since I haven’t actually seen this movie. But I know that they change the ending. Which is so incredibly lame because the author wrote, like, the most amazing, albeit sad, ending Hollywood could ever come up with. And then Hollywood changed it. WTF. Seriously. Boo.
by Alan Moore (author) and Zack Snyder (director)
As nerdy as I am about superheroes and movies based on comics/graphic novels, I don’t actually read that many. But I did read this cover to cover in anticipation of the movie and was then blown away by how bad the movie is. It doesn’t even come close to capturing the complexity of the comic. And they cut out the Pirate’s tale–which is the best part!
Bonus: My two favorite re-tellings
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