With it being Tuesday that means it’s Top Ten Tuesday and this week the topic is the best and worst book to movie adaptations.
Best Movie Adaptations:
1. Pride and Prejudice: Both the mini-series from the 90’s and the early 2000’s adaptation are amazing, that 2004 adaptation though. I could watch it all day, there’s an amazing cast, the movie was so well done, and don’t even get me started on Matthew MacFayden as Mr. Darcy…
2. The Reader: This book was amazing and Kate Winslet, I don’t think a that a movie that she’s in can possibly be bad.
3. Generation Kill: So, this is a mini-series which might be cheating, but oh well because it is so well done it’s not even funny. Definitely not for the faint of heart though.
4. Speak: Even though I’m hardly Kirsten Stewart’s biggest fan, Speak is a book that deals with tough situations and the movie just blew me away when I watched it.
5. A Walk to Remember: So good. I cry every time.
6. Choke: Another one that’s definitely not for the faint of heart, courtesy of Chuck Palahniuk. Choke is a crazy book and I was pleasantly surprised at how well this adaptation came together.
Worst Movie Adaptations:
1. Dear John: I love, love, loved this book so naturally I had to see the movie when it came out. The ending completely destroyed it for me. I was fuming coming out of the theater.
2. Starship Troopers: This book was my first science fiction novel so I was hoping I could sit down watch the movie and enjoy it… Nope. It was terrible.
3. The Da Vinci Code: Suffice it to say I was so disappointed in Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon. It saddens me to this day.
4. Twilight: Yes, I went there. So, this movie didn’t have the best starting place to begin, but the first movie could have been so much more. I mean really. Even comparing the second and third movies to the first, you can see the difference.
So those are 6 of the best and 4 of the worst movie adaptations I can think of. Agree? Disagree? Have some others? Please share!