Book vs. Movie: Maze Runner – The Scorch Trials

Hey guys!
Today I want to share my thoughts on the second installment in the Maze Runner series. Let’s see about the Scorch Trials – what’s better, book or movie?
Make sure to also check out my post on the first part!

 

The Plot:
After escaping the Maze the gladers are taken in by WCKD. They want to believe that the hard times are over, but little do Thomas, Theresa, Newt and the others know about what is to come…

 

Book vs. Movie:
So guys, I know that there is a huge fandom around the Maze runner series, but I have to admit that I am less than impressed.
I’ll begin with my thoughts on the novel by James Dashner. The first part in the series was not perfect, but it featured some interesting aspects and I was excited to see where Scorch Trials would take us.
However, I ended up disappointed. Not all of it made sense, over quite a few chapters it was boring and you could see where this was heading from the beginning. Nevertheless, I was rather by the way finished this novel. To be honest, it seemed like even the author didn’t really know what to do with the story or what to come up with. After this let-down of a book I was still interested to see what the movie would look like! Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: The Perks of being a Wallflower

The book “The Perks of being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky was published in 1999 and was adapted for the big screen in 2011. The writer himself contributed to the movie by doing the script and directing.

First of all, what is it about?

the perks of being a wallflower

the perks of being a wallflower

The story takes place in 1991 and starts with Charlie having his first day at highschool. He is a lonely boy so he

decides to write letters (instead of an ordinary diary). He reports about his life, how his only friend committed suicide. We also learn that it was the second time the mentally instable Charlie lost someone close: a few years ago his beloved aunt Helen died in a car accident on his birthday.

Furthermore, Charlie tells about his family: he writes about his brother who is now at college, being a celebrated football player and his sister who treats her boyfriend like shit.
Charlies situation seems to improve when he meets the step-siblings Patrick and Sam. He becomes friends with them and finally falls for Sam. Together with them Charlie makes new experiences, goes to parties and meets new people.
But when a fight separates him from his friends for a few weeks, his condition starts to get worse again. Continue reading