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.
Today we’re going to talk about some book to movie adaptations that went terribly wrong!
Last month I wrote a T5T (similar to TMP but book themed!) post about books I liked better than their adaptations. I tried to go with different picks for this post, except for the first one. This is so freaking terrible it need to highlight it once more. You might be familiar with the TV adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale which is, quite frankly, brilliant. What most people don’t know is that there was already an attempt to adapt Margret Atwood’s book back in 1990. This movie is just insanely bad and it’s good that now it’s mostly forgotton.
I read almost every book Rick Riordan has ever written and love each and every single one of them. Of course, I was excited about the adaptation. That was, until I actually watched it. I am downright astonished how they managed to fuck it up so terribly. And they even made a sequel!
However, now there is light at the end of the tunnel. A TV series adaptation is currently in the works under close watch of author Rick Riordan (who btw also despised the movies).
The Inkworld books by Cornelia Funke are absolutely magical and perfectly captured the feelings every avid reader has. Somehow they managed to lose all the magic in this adaptation. There is no depth, it’s just weird and the mood is miles and miles off. The book had has this gorgeous dark and touching vibe, the movie is mostly unintentially ridiculous. I am so sad about it because the cast was amazing!
What’s the worst book to movie adaptation you have ever seen? Let me know in the comments!