Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Best/Worst Movie Adaptions

Hello everyone! Sorry for missing a few TTTs these last couple of weeks, June has been a reeeeaaaally busy month for me, but I'm so excited for this post, this is one of my favourite topics, so here we go!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, we'll make a list of our top ten something* and this week, it's our Top Ten Best/Worst Movie Adaptions. I'm going to split it here and because I have hardly any that I dislike and more that I like, I'm going to list 8 of my best and 2 of my worst. 
*In no particular order

MY 8 BEST MOVIE ADAPTIONS
1. The Hunger Games (directed by Gary Ross, book written by Suzanne Collins)
I actually had the opportunity to see this movie at a midnight screening the night it was released and I was genuinely surprised with how much I enjoyed it. Prior to that, I had watched the trailer about 298458465 times and it never failed to give me chills of anticipation. 
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2. I Am Number Four (directed by D.J. Caruso, book written by Pittacus Lore)  
I've said it before and I'll say it again, it's an amazing story, a great book and a suspense-driven movie that followed it well.
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3. Life of Pi (directed by Ang Lee, book written by Yann Martel)
An amazing plot, I so enjoyed this story, both the book and the movie were incredible.
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2 (directed by David Yates, books written by J.K. Rowling)
Well, really.
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5. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (directed by Bill Condon, books written by Stephanie Meyer)
I fell in love with Jacob's part of this book and really enjoyed the movie despite the negative attention it received at times. The fight scene at the end was incorporated really well into the movie, considering it didn't happen in the book, and that's why it's made it onto my list today.
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6. Charlotte's Web (directed by Gary Winick, book written by E.B. White)
The 2006 adaption was the best, I think. This book was one of my childhood favourites and the movie was pretty great too.
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7. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (directed by Stephen Chbosky, book written by Stephen Chbosky)
Loved the book, loved the movie. Enough said.
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8. A Walk to Remember (directed by Adam Shankman, book written by Nicholas Sparks)
I did a book and movie review on this, and I think it's safe to say that it was fairly positive. I  adored the movie and it made me want to read the book as a result, which I also adored! 
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MY 2 WORST MOVIE ADAPTIONS
1. Twilight (directed by Catherine Hardwicke, books written by Stephanie Meyer)
Need I say more?
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2. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (directed by Brad Silberling, books written by Lemony Snicket)
I read these books when I was around 7 and loved them, but I hated that the film was just the first 3 books smushed together in one movie and that they never bothered to continue the series.
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That's all for this week, I hope you've enjoyed my list. Let me know some of your best and worst in the comments below, or leave me a link to your TTT so I can check it out. Remember to +1 this post if you think it's worthy and subscribe to me to see more of my reviews and future TTTs! 
Thanks guys. :)

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20 comments:

  1. Hahaha I quit the Twilight saga after the first, everyone tells me it gets better but I can't bring myself to watch another one. I loved Perks and the Hunger Games.

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  2. Great List!
    I definitely agree with the first Twilight movie!
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  3. Ah I loved A Walk To Remember. I completely forgot to add it to my list.

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    1. Aww hehe, it's a great story isn't it? :)

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  4. I forgot all about Charlotte's Web! I loved that movie, and it's such a great adaptation of the book.

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  5. LOVE your list! I totally forgot about A WALK TO REMEMBER. That movie made me feel so many feels, lol. Seriously, everyone should have at least one Nicholas Sparks book to movie adaptation on their lists.

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    1. Haha yes! I completely agree! I would have added The Notebook to my list if I had read the book! I really want to get myself a copy ASAP!!

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  6. I gave up on Twilight after the first two films - I thoroughly enjoyed the books but the movies just did them no justice in my opinion.
    I've seen A Walk To Remember floating about on a lot of people's lists today. I saw the movie whilst still in high school but never thought to pick up the book. Me and Nicholas Sparks aren't exactly firm friends. The movie was very emotional though, I recall.
    Finally, A Series of Unfortunate Events.. I quite enjoyed the film but perhaps that is because I've never read any of the books, however I fully intend to so my thoughts may well change on that one.

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    1. Thanks for your comment. The book of A Walk To Remember is actually quite satisfying, I would recommend it. I have written a review on the book and movie if you're interested. The books of A Series of Unfortunate Events, though I hardly remember them, were quite good. :)

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  7. Good list :)
    I agree, the last two Harry Potter movies and The Hunger Games followed the books really well. I also loved how the LOTR films were so close to the original source.

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    1. Thanks! I've never really gotten into LOTR, so I can't say.

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  8. Yay another Lorien fan <3 You need to read Power of Six and Rise of Nine (I need to read RoN too, lol) Great list. I agree about the Twilight, but when I watched it... I did like it.

    Bethany

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    1. Yeah that movie was awful. Yay for Lorien! I have those two books on my TBR list, don't worry!

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  9. Hunger Games was awesome! It made my list! I also love A Walk to Remember! I never read or saw the Harry Potter movies/books... *hides from internet*

    Twilight is on my worst list as well. I didn't really like any of them, but I do feel that Breaking Dawn Part 2 was the best one. I totally forgot about A Series of Unfortunate Events! That movie was pretty awful. I loved the books though!

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    1. I agree! How can you have never read or seen the Harry Potter movies/books???!! *rants*
      You MUST get into that series, hahaha! Or at least just watch the films! :)
      Thanks for commenting, I'll be checking out your list now.

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