Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Top 10 Tuesdays: Top Ten Best/Worst Movie Adaptations

 This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's theme is the Top 10 movie Adaptations. I've split them up as the 5 best and the 5 worst. I do wish that every book made into a movie would be 5 hours long and include every single chapter/line. That’s just not going to happen.  The thing that pisses me off about movie book adaptations, is that the screen write always feel the need to change the ending. I mean…really?! Most have read the book, know what is going to happen, then you want to make some artistic decision? Ugh. 

So... my list (in no particular order)

5 Best:

-The Notebook - Actually pretty much all of Nicholas Sparks books, I find the movie better. I guess it doens't hinder the movie by always casting such hotties.

- The Hobbit– I felt like this movie was awesome. I saw it before I read it though- so that may be why.

- Harry Potter- while not the best, they did a pretty fantastic job. And I just can’t speak ill of HP. Of course the later movies were done a lot better.

- He’s Just Not That into You. For the type of book that this was, I loved the movie.

- The Hunger Games – the same as with HP. Not a bad adaptation. Plus I love Jennifer Lawerence. Yup. Girl crush.

-Bonus: Life of Pi. Exactly how I pictured it.  

5 Worst:

- Twilight series – K-Stew. Oh man. I know, I’ve been told I look like her, (which I’m not sure if I should take as a compliment or not…) so I should kinda like it. But what a blah movie. Whoever directed this should be shot. But I did watch all 4 of them hoping they would get better.

- I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell- While not a great book to begin with, the movie could have been hilarious, and it ws lack lustre to say the least.

- Confessions of a Shopaholic-  I loved the breeziness of the books and I found that the movie didn’t give it justice.  Why they changed the personalities of the main characters were changed, who knows? (okay...apprantley I lost my grasp of the English language...why they changed the main personalities, who knows? is what it is suppose to say!)

- The DaVinici Code/Angels and Demons- Tom Hanks, seriously? Not who I pictured Robert Langdon to be at all.  I could see what they wanted to do, but just no.

- The Nanny Diaries- I know this one is a bit in the left field but I just watched it on Netflix, and yah… what this shit Scar Jo?

Whats on your list?


  1. Ha! Good list. I love the Notebook. Could be the story. Could be the book. Could be Ryan Gosling. I mean, how can it be bad??? :)

    My TTT

    1. I definitely think Ryan Gosling made it 1000sx better!!

  2. I completely agree with all of your top movies! They are some great ones. And Twilight made my worst list too. They just completely ruined a phenomenal series. Great list :)

    Here's my Top Ten!

  3. I forgot about The Notebook, but duhhh such a great movie! (Though I didn't read the book so really, bad me!) Oooh and Life of Pi as well! One of the few movies I actually really enjoyed as 3D!

  4. I think I am right on par with your list, at least for the books I have read and movies I have seen.
    Though I didn't enjoy the Twilight books a whole lot, the movies were even worse (I do still need to see the last one though, that second half of the last book was by far the best of the series).
    And I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell... such a disappointing movie! The book was humorous, degrading yes, but humorous but the movie was altogether pathetic.
    And yep, was largely disappointed with Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon. Don't get me run, he is an amazing actor, but Robert Langdon was a sexy professor in my mind, and Tom Hanks just doesn't fit that roll.