Tuesday is for top ten list! Here’s mine!
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that bloggers will answer.
The topic for this week is: July 09: Top Ten Best/Worst Movie Adaptations
I love the topic for this week, I hoping in. So for this week is all about movies. I’m doing it alphabetically. Here’s a disclaimer there are some that I haven’t read the book (but cleary stated which ones…since I want to include ten books. And I don’t have enough books to movie adaptation on my slate so I will judge it purely on the quality of the flick (not its worth as an adaptation?) Ready? I’m all geared up, let’s go!
A Walk to Remember (2002)
Director: Adam Shankman
Writers: Nicholas Sparks (novel), Karen Janszen (screenplay)
I loved it. I watched the movie before I have read the book. While there are differences with this particular adaptation, I think it didn’t make me upset when I read it. I think it was quite nice that they changed the time period to appeal to new generation. And that includes me!
Battle Royale (2000)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Writers: Koushun Takami (novel), Kenta Fukasaku (screenplay)
Liked the book but I’m not a fan of the movie because of some changes (though some were comical). I prefer the gun for my survival than the garbage lid thank you very much.
Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Director: Richard LaGravenese
Writers: Richard LaGravenese (screenplay), Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (novel)
If anything this made me not want to not read the book at all (and I’m like 10 pages in). It was yawn fest the entire time. It made me so sleepy. Good things it’s free, it is one of the movie featured in the plane.
Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief (2010) “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” (original title)
Director: Chris Columbus
Writers: Craig Titley (screenplay), Rick Riordan (novel)
I have watched the film before I read it. I liked it but a too many changes that I’m going to say the old saying: the book is a whole lot better than movie. And I’m here just Logan Lerman. 😉
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Director: Tim Burton
Writers: Washington Irving (story), Kevin Yagher (screen story)
(Though it’s not a novel, I decided to include this) Haha, my high school teacher asked us to read the story (I’m not a big fan of books nor short stories before so it was very tedious task for me…haha, the irony). I did not enjoy reading it but heck did I like the movie. And Johnny Depp, hello?
The Hunger Games (2012)
Director: Gary Ross
Writers: Gary Ross (screenplay), Suzanne Collins (screenplay)
This one is an awesome adaption. I have written my review of the book. While there are some scenes I would have add but overall experience was great. The actors were perfect can’t wait to watch Catching Fire.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
Director: Chris Weitz
Writers: Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay), Stephenie Meyer (novel)
This is the only film from the franchise that I really liked (which says a lot since this is my least favorite book from the series). I liked the sequence. I like how they incorporated new scenes to gap the important ones since we are dealing with time here.
Warm Bodies (2013)
Director: Jonathan Levine
Writers: Jonathan Levine (screenplay), Isaac Marion (novel)
I liked it. I watched on the plane and it cracked me up. Nocolas Hoult did a great acting chops as zombie. Suits him well. I don’t know guys but I think the girl kinda look like Kiersten Staurt. I don’t know…don’t mind me.