It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful blog at The Broke and the Bookish!
This week’s topic: Top Ten Best or Worst Movie Adaptations
Harry Potter. Are you even surprised? <3
THE HUNGER GAMES
THE PRINCESS BRIDE: The book and the movie are almost identical. LOVE IT.
THE NOTEBOOK: I liked the movie better than the book, to be honest…
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS: Maybe not the greatest adaptation, but I love the movie.
LITTLE WOMEN: ’nuff said.
THE BABY SITTERS CLUB: Hell to the yes.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: I’m actually not sure I’ve read the original story, but Beauty and the Beast may be one of my favorite movies of all time. Had to go on the list.
CHARLIE/WILLA WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: I never saw the creepy Johnny Depp adaptation. I mean…. Gene Wilder. Come on.
JUMANJI: Remember back when I was surprised that Jumanji was a book? Silly me. We had this read to us back in the day when we had library class and we say on carpet squares.
Shame on me because I love these movies BUT haven’t read the books they’re adapted from… SHAME!
A LITTLE PRINCESS
MUPPET TREASURE ISLAND
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
The movies I DIDN’T think were adapted well…
The Twilight Saga: Do I love the books? Yes. Did I love the movies? Yes. Did I think they were well done? Hell no. I said goodbye to the Twilight Saga when the last movie came out and went on a min-rant… Eh. I still enjoyed them. What can you say!
One for the Money: I went and saw the movie and… Eh. I love Katherine Heigl but that was not my Joe Morelli. I just think it didn’t quite make a good movie and I feel like it kind of flopped. So sad!
Confessions of a Shopaholic: Love Isla Fisher as well but……… Becky is British. The fact that it was adapted as an American movie, okay fine. But it just threw me off. There were some little things that got changed that I didn’t think needed to be and… Eh. The movie did not catch me.
The Nanny Diaries: I can’t remember why I disliked this movie so much… I think it didn’t follow the book very closely, if I remember correctly. I remember being upset!
The Lovely Bones: I actually wasn’t in love with the book, but the movie just seemed….. weird.
Water for Elephants: I never even finished this movie. I really liked the book and it was interesting but I never, ever saw Reece Witherspoon as the lead character. It was just weird that she was so much older than Robert Pattinson and that’s not how I saw it at all. I just never got into the movie and didn’t even finish it.
One Day: I actually the book BECAUSE the movie was coming out…… And another movie I didn’t finish. I love Anne Hathaway, I really like Jim Sturgess…. But Anne Hathaway was also not a believable Brit and I didn’t get their chemistry together. Eh.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: LOVED these books but I tried to watch the movie and it was 1) boring because I knew everything that happened, taking all of the mystery/suspense out of it and 2) really hard to watch. I’m sure if you’ve read the books (maybe if you haven’t, even) that there’s some pretty graphic stuff that happens in these books. Just not an easy thing to watch, personally. I actually wanted to watch the original Swedish version but Netflix didn’t have subtitles for me haha.