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My favorite Book to Movie Adaptations
Lord of the Rings
I didn’t quite love the Hobbit movies in term of a book to movie adaptation, I don’t think they needed to be stretched out into 3 movies, it just seemed a bit excessive. However, I love the Lord of the Rings movies, I haven’t read the trilogy yet but there was no way that I could have made this list without mentioning The Lord of the Rings.
Overall I do like the movie adaptations of Harry Potter, I do have some issues with the movies but in the end, I do love them.
The Martain may be one of my favorite books to movie adaptations ever. I loved it so much, although I wish there were a few lines from the book that could have added to the movie. Specifically, one line about Aquaman…
I think Matilda was one of the first books to movie adaptations I ever watched in my life, I loved Danny Devito in this and I think it stuck close enough to the book to satisfy me.
I know that there is a lot of controversy going on with The Outsiders right now due to the author being a bit of a shitty person. However, I don’t think you understand how much I love Patrick Swayze and I will continue to love the Outsiders because of Patrick Swayze in the movie (along with the rest of the dream cast) and when I read the book earlier this year I could hear Patrick Swayze’s voice saying his lines.
Putting my love for Patrick Swayze aside, this is a shining example of a good book to movie adaptation. Not only does the movie follow the book perfectly I think it’s also had the perfect cast.
Outlander! I couldn’t not talk about Outlander and now I need to gush about the perfection of Sam Heughan, he’s just gorgeous and awesome and such a great human being. And in terms of book to movie adaptation I give it a rating of 7 out of 10 with 10 being perfect and spot on.
It’s been a really long time since I’ve both read the book and watched the movie but I remember that I was really satisfied with the adaptation.
The Other Boleyn Girl
While I do have some issues with the movie overall I’m just generally satisfied with it. I also love this cast and I want to rewatch and reread to refresh my experience.
Now these are two books that I haven’t read yet but I love the movies and I want to read the books soon so I thought I would just mention these. I do own both these books though and I will read them soon!
The Princess Bride
Memoirs of a Geisha
How many of these books have you read?
What is your favorite book to move adaptation?