Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
For this week, I’m going to do a theme within the theme. I love to watch movies that are based on books. However, often those adaptations don’t turn out too well. So, today I’ll share some novel-based films I hadn’t expected to turn out too great, but surprised me all the way!
#1 The Perks of Being a Wallflower:
The thing is, everybody loves the book. However, I was extremely underwhelmed. Usually, the movie version is even step down from the novel, so I didn’t expect too much from the adaptation.
Guess what? I was wrong! The movie is much more relatable and cuter than the book. The cast is great and I love the soundtrack!
#2 Perfume – The Story of a Murderer:
The book can only be described as intense. I had trouble imagining what a movie adaptation would look like and wasn’t sure whether it was a way of doing it properly. This film convinced me otherwise! The colors are so vibrant and it made my skin crawl almost as much as the novel!
#3 Pride, Prejudice and Zombies:
A confession: I’m not a Jane Austen fan. When I heard about this book, I was excited that it would get a little re-vamp. Unfortunately, the book disappointed me a lot but I still decided to give the movie a shot. There’s much more action going on and it is quite exciting!
What’s your favorite film you expected to hate but ended up enjoying? Let me know in the comments!