Last weeks Top 5 Tuesday topic was the Top 5 Book to Movie Adaptations where I featured my favourite adaptations. And where there’s good – there’s bad! It’s all a balance thing, right? Now when it comes to book to movie adaptations, there are quite a few we as book lovers weren’t happy with! They usually find a way to skip some of our favourite parts and there isn’t enough time to fit in all that detail. But I warn you – there may be some unpopular opinions on here! So if I’ve listed one that you love, I’m sorry! But before you have my head on a spike – read why it made my list!
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Sorry to all the Twi-hards out there but this one HAD to make the list! When the movies came out I was all over them! I basically watched them on repeat and counted down the days till the next movie. At the beginning of this year I decided to watch the movies again – I laughed – as in, uncontrollable laughter – the whole way through. Taking a break from them for a few years I realized just how insanely cheesy these movies are!!!
I wanted to love this one so badly! I read the first book in the series a few years ago and was so overcome with the whole story. I immediately bought a bind up of all 4 books in the series and marathoned the whole thing. I would stay up until 2am reading and then wake up, wide eyed, at 6am to read again. The books were just so incredible. The movie didn’t even come close to the same feel in the book. I can’t explain it, but when reading the books I was transfixed but my feelings and emotions. The movie was just flat and blah. It missed the mark completely somehow.
What in the living hell were they thinking? This is just weird, ugly and NOT the story or cartoon I grew up loving. I just can’t. I can’t.
CITY OF BONES
This movie wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t great either. I just found it to be so boring and underwhelming. It hasn’t even been that long since I’ve seen it but I honestly can’t even remember who was in it and what happened. I think the only character I liked that did justice to the book was Magnus Bane. And maybe Clary. I preferred movie Clary over TV Clary. Other than that, I honestly can’t remember anything about it. And that’s not a good thing at all.
I’m pretty sure I never even finished watching this movie – it made me THAT angry! The book was downright amazing. It’s one that took about 120 pages to get into, but when I fell, I fell HARD. I remember finishing the book and crying so hard that my shirt was soaked with my tears. But the movie was just blah. It held no emotion to it whatsoever. It was just a bunch of people moving from point A to point B. Yet another one that completely missed the mark. Sorry Stephanie Meyer, but the people that make your movies just don’t capture your writing. Make them stop lol.
Are there any books that were turned into movies that missed the mark for you?
Until next time, happy reading!