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 one of our bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join.This week: Top Ten Best/Worst Movie Adaptations
1. Harry Potter
Although the books will always be better in my eyes, I loved the movie adaptions. My favourites are movie 1 and 4, I love the first introduction to magic in 1 and all the action in 4. I was disappointed in movie 5 and 7.1, they were quite boring and did not live up to the books. I would have liked it more if 7 would have been one movie.
2. Lord of the Rings
I liked the books, but I loved the movies! The books were a bit too tedious for my taste, but the movies were a lot faster (even though they were still three hours) and still true to the books.
3. Pride and Prejudice
I think this adaption of P&P with Keira Knightly is the best one out there. The actor whose name I forgot was exactly how I pictured Darcy in the book, dark and brooding :) If you like classic novel adaptions, I could also recommend Jane Eyre (with Michael Fassbender), North and South (with Richard Armitage) and Sense and Sensibility (with Kate Winslet), all great!
4. The Perks of being a Wallflower
I was pleasantly surprised by this adaption. It really captured the essence of the book and the actors were perfectly cast.
5. Romeo and Juliet
I really loved this movie! I have read Romeo and Juliet, but I have to admit it's quite difficult to read. The movie solved this problem. I absolutely love the starcrossed lovers story and I think Leonardo diCaprio and Claire Danes were perfectly cast.
I'm curious to see if the new version with Douglas Booth is as good as this version (think not).
I would have added the Avengers, but I did not know whether comic books classified as 'books'.
1. The Host
This movie revolved way more around the romance than in the book. This was at the expense of the actual story and the sci-fi elements, which I found more interesting. Around three quarters of the movie consisted of kissing and the love-square, quite a disappointment.
2. I am Number Four
Alex Pettyfer just can't act. Every movie with him is just a disappointment. Sorry if you're a fan, but I just don't like him as an actor.
3. Percy Jackson
I really liked the books, but I was disappointed by the movie. I felt like they changed the whole story.
4. The Hunger Games
I'm not sure what I did not like about this movie, but it just did not blow me away like the book. Maybe it's just that my expectations were too high. I also felt like they changed too much, like Madge being cut out and the emphasis on the love triangle.
I actually liked the books, except New Moon, that one was just depressing. But the movies.. no. Not sure if it's just the fact that I find Kristin Stewart fairly irritating or that the movies are really bad, but I just did not like them. I have to say the books are better than most people think, they just got a bad reputation after the movies.
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