Thursday Movie Picks: Movies You Thought You’d Hate But Ended Up Enjoying

Hey, guys!
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!

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16 thoughts on “Thursday Movie Picks: Movies You Thought You’d Hate But Ended Up Enjoying

  1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is my favorite book to movie adaption, it’s so good and the cast is perfect. Ezra Miller as Patrick is everything! The only movie I remember being adamant that I was going to hate, but actually really enjoyed is actually Avatar. Sci-fi didn’t use to be my thing at all, but now I love it!

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    • OMG yes, Ezra Miller is absolutely perfect in this one!
      I saw Avatar once, I think, but I honestly can’t remember a single thing about that film. Although I do enjoy Sci-Fi, that one didn’t really impress me. It wasn’t bad, just not really memorable for me.


  2. Your first movie sounds like one of these coming of age teen movies but maybe it’s a step up from the many that are out there. I was not much into seeing the 2nd movie especially that he becomes a murderer u TIL I saw Alan Rickman so I’m in. I heard of the last movie but have not seen this and not sure I will:)

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