I’m not sure how much merit that rumor has, and in doing a few Google searches, I couldn’t find anything to substantiate it, but it did get me thinking. There are many YA books being made into movies: HUNGER GAMES, WICKED LOVELY, SHIVER, among others.
There have been many books in our past adapted into movies: HARRY POTTER, PERCY JACKSON, TWILIGHT, FOREST GUMP, THE GODFATHER, and lots of Stephen King and Nicholas Sparks. It has become such a trend that I venture to say most of the movies out are in some way based upon a book. This is great news for authors and publishers a like as it adds lots of $$’s to the books brand as well as $$’s to future books by that author and in that series.
I think we can all agree it’s a good thing. But here’ the question I have: How many movies (adapted from books) did you actually enjoy? How many did you enjoy close to as much as the book?
I absolutely loved the latest HP move: 1st half of Deathly Hallows. It is probably the only HP movie that didn’t disappoint me compared to the book. Now did I enjoy the others? Absolutely. I like the first 3 movies quite a lot.
I like the movie adaptation of THE NOTEBOOK. I like THE SHINING. I like (don’t go crazy) the Keira Knightley PRIDE & PREJUDICE
What about you? Are most book adaptations disappointing to you? Are there any you really enjoy?