Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (5)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Yay lists! This week's topic is Top Ten Best/Worst Movie Adaptations. I'm definitely usually a bigger fan of books than movies but I've become less annoyed over movies not matching up perfectly with their counterparts than I used to be. I keep trying to remind myself that it's just another visual representation, not a word-for-word replica. I'll let you know when it starts working ;)
The Best
Source: Novel Reaction
I LOVE this movie. It's something that my family never tires of watching. There are so many epic, memorable scenes in the book and I think the movie did a great job capturing them.
Source: thebricklayer
This was such a well-made movie (sigh of relief) and I can't wait for Catching Fire! I thought the actors did an A+ job and costumes, effects, etc. were just like I'd imagined. The only major thing that really disappointed me was Peeta's character. I felt like in the book I KNEW he was such a smart, strategic character and in the movie, he seemed so much less complex.

Source: Anime Out
Howl <3 This is just a really gorgeous film. It's definitely quite different from the book (which I also love!) but just can't help but love it on it's own. So maybe not a perfect fit for today's topic but definitely still a winner on my list!

Source: The Wakefield Express
The book and movie are both so visually stunning! I love watching this at Christmas time, it's such a feel-good movie.

Source: Comic Book Movie
The Harry Potter movies and I had a bit of a complicated relationship for a while (who didn't?) but in the end, I really did think they did a great job with them. There are things I would have liked to see (PEEVES!) and I kind of hated the end part of the last movie but OVERALL, y'know. My favourite adaptation is probably the 4th one, I've seen it way too many times!

Save the best for last... The Lord of the Rings movies are my all-time favourite movies. I get excited just thinking about them, ahh! <3 What do I even say about this? They're just such an extraordinary, sweeping series and the movies have been done with such thought and care.

The Worst

None of these movies are terrible movies or anything but all of them fell pretty short of my expectations. I'm not even going to say anything specific about them just because my feelings are pretty well summed-up by: meh.

What's your best and worst? 


  1. Good list, I loved Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Narina and Howls Moving Castle as well. I also thought that Percy Jackson and A Series of Unfortunate Events were bad adaptions.

  2. I loved Hunger Games, but completely forgot about adding it to my list!

  3. Definitely loved the movies that you loved! And totally agree on the bad adaptations. Have you read Eragon? That was also an AWFUL adaptation. :( I hate it when the film industry ruins book adaptations to a point where they can't continue the series and it actually deters people from picking up the books. *facepalm*

  4. I had no idea The Polar Express was a book! Is it any good?

    1. Yes. It expanded from where the original book picked it up to make it magical Yule style.

  5. I read The Lovely Bones and liked it fine, but not enough to watch the movie too.

  6. I think Percy Jackson has been on everyone's list for Worst lol It just deviated too far from the book in my opinion!

    Great list!
    My TTT

  7. Yess! I loved the Lord of the Rings movies. And Howl's Moving Castle. I didn't like the Lovely Bones either but I haven't actually read the book...

  8. I LOVE the Narnia movies, the Harry Potter movies and Hunger Games! AMAZING movies! :D

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