Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Top Ten Best / Worst Movie Adaptation

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish

Hi!  I have to point out that I had a discussion post about this topic a while ago (you can find it here).  I'll try to expand on my previous choices, also this list includes only the movies for which I've read the book AND seen the movie.


The Hunger Games - It had a few differences (they always do!), but it was very similar to the books and SO good.

New Moon - I actually liked all the movies in the Twilight Saga with the exception of book #1.

Pride and Prejudice - the PBS version with Colin Firth is by favorite :)

Eat Pray Love - Pretty close to the real thing and besides I love Julia Roberts.

Harry Potter series - Again, there are some differences (some major), BUT I was amazed on how it capture the essence of the characters and the setting.  These characters and places came to life on the scree, just as I imagined them to be when I read the books.


Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lighting Thief - I don't even know where to start on this one, they butchered this movie so bad... I promise that books are really good.

The Spiderwick Chronicles - Not sure they read the same book that I did...

A Walk to Remember - This was my first Nicholas Sparks' read and I cried by eyes out, so good and yet the movie was, hmm, not good.

Beastly - This movie was not horrible, but it really was almost nothing like the book though. 

Twilight - NOT like the book!  It got me reading the series, so I guess it accomplished its purpose. 

I watch a lot of movies, but I haven't read all the books they're based on, such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Gone with the Wind, Warm Bodies, Silver Lining Playbook, and so on...

What's in your Top Ten this week? 

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  1. I'm still furious over what Hollywood did to The Lightning Thief. The book was amazing. The movie was AWFUL.

    TTT @ Krista's Dust Jacket

  2. Yay for The Hunger Games movie! Definitely an adaptation done right! :) So many people have felt the same way about you in regards to Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief, I've watched the film but haven't read the book, so I'll definitely have to rectify that soon, especially as you say the book is so good! :)

    My Top Ten

  3. I put AWTR as my best! It's my favorite movie of all time and my favorite book of all time. I like that they were both different!

    MY TTT

  4. Great top ten! PJ and Twilight were disappointments to me too..

    My TTT:

  5. I think Percy Jackson has been on everyone's list of worst. It just deviated too far from the book.

    My TTT

  6. Fun List! Huge Fan of Pride and Prejudice :)

  7. I see that Colin Firth! He IS Mr. Dary...no questions asked! :) The BBC version is my favorite of all :)


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