Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #6

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.

5. Twilight

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.

Leave me a link to your top ten!


  1. Good list, I loved Perks of Being a Wallflower and Harry Potter as well. I thought that Percy Jackson was adaption as well and I think that Twilight is just a horrible movie overall because it's just badly made.

  2. I totally forgot about Perks of Being a Wallflower! I think they did a great job with that adaptation

  3. Aww damn that sucks that you didn't enjoy The Hunger Games movie or The Host haha. They made my good list. So did Pride and Prejudice. Love that movie. The actors name is Matthew Macfadyen. I'm reading Perks now and I think I'm going to rent the movie tomorrow. Hopefully I enjoy it. Great list :)

  4. Great list - I still really need to read Perks of Being a Wallflower and I won't watch it until I have! Totally agree with your comments on Romeo and Juliet too, it made my list :)

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  5. We share a few books between our lists! Perks is one I definitely want to get to soon. Great list! My TTT.

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

  6. Agree with Perks of Being a Wallflower and Pride and Prejudice (although I like the BBC version better with Colin Firth). I actually loved The Host. I agree, it was missing a lot (and it felt like insta-love in the movie but it didn't in the book) but I still really enjoyed it.

  7. I enjoyed Romeo + Juliet. Need to watch it again!

  8. Harry Potter! <3 I forgot to put The Host on my list but totally agree with you on that one!

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    Ally @ Book Fixation

  9. We have very similar tastes! I was wavering on Romeo + Juliet but didn't include it on my list since I avoided anything that started life as a play; it is an incredible adaptation though.

    Great list (and I agree that Macfayden is a perfect Mr. Darcy).

    Erin @ YA Book Crush

  10. Oh man, now I'm scared to watch The Host! I loved the book so much and I was really looking forward to watching the film. Hopefully I won't be too disappointed. Thanks for stopping by my top ten :)

    Kelly @ Dandelion Dreams

  11. Lol, feel the same away about Alex Pettyfer. I didn't enjoy his performance in Beastly either. Thanks for stopping by my TTT

  12. Agreed about Percy Jackson - I'm hoping that the sequel will be better.

    I really liked ROMEO + JULIET with Leonardo diCaprio and Claire Danes too. They were excellent!

    Fabulous top ten!

  13. I can't stand that Romeo and Juliet adaptation. Just not my cup of tea. The Keira Knightley P&P, though? Love it! The actor is a wonderful Mr. Darcy! As for Percy Jackson, the changes were NOT for the better.

    Great list, Eveline! :)

  14. I LOVED the Romeo & Juliet adaptation!!! GREAT choice! But I did like The Host too haha. Much better than the Twilight films! And you are right about Percy Jackson- they DID change the whole story. Which sucked because there were a lot of awesome actors in it!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    -Sonnie @ ParaDays

  15. Ahh, our lists were very similar. I never saw the Host and I'm afraid to watch it b/c I really enjoyed the book.

    Great list!

    Jess @ www.suchanovelidea.com

  16. I totally agree with the list! I am Number Four was so lame. I have yet to read the book but I sure hope it's way better than the movie.
    And I see you liked HP4; so did I! I saw a lot of 'HP4 is the worst movie' statements today and I totally disagree; it was one of the best ones. ;)
    And yay on THG, we rock, haha :D

    Thanks for stopping by!

  17. I was mad that Madge was cut too, but I still loved The Hunger Games.

    My favourite HP was 3. Gary Oldman!

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  18. Lol, our TTT are kinda the same!! Great minds think alike and great picks this week!!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  19. I still need to see The Host. Thanks for stopping by my post earlier. Great list.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  20. I too was disappointed with Twilight, and while I didn't hate it I think the casting was terrible. And totally agree with you about Harry Potter - the first one was so successful at capturing the magic that the book created!

    Thanks for stopping by :)

    Totally agree with you about Harry Potter - the first one was so successful at capturing the magic that the book created!

  21. I didn't watch all movies on your list simply because I am afraid they will destroy the magic of the book.

  22. The Host has a love SQUARE? -runs far far far away from the book-
    And I kind of agree with you on The Hunger Games. Maybe it's because we imagined it a lot better while we were reading the book. Who knows? o:
    Great list Eveline & thanks for stopping by my TTT! (:

  23. I think The Lord of the Rings is the best movie adaption out there. Period. =) And I totally agree with you about Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, they changed the whole thing =/

  24. Great list! I forgot about Romeo and Juliet, but yes, definitely a great adaptation! And I Am Four? Completely forgot about that movie... but that's probably part of the reason it's so bad. Not memorable at all...


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