Thursday Movie Picks: Worst Book to Movie Adaptations

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.
Today we’re going to talk about some book to movie adaptations that went terribly wrong!

#1 The Handmaid’s Tale

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.

#2 Percy Jackson

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).

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Thursday Movie Picks: Adaptations

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.
This week I’ll talk about some of my favorite book to movie adaptations!

#1 It (2017)

Well, I wasn’t thrilled by the first It adaptation, but the new one is certainly haunting! Definitely one of the best Stephen King films out there.

#2 Room

Everybody loves Brie Larson now that she’s Captain Marvel, but let me tell you how brilliant she was in Room. This movie is frightening and will get under your skin.

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T5T: Top 5 books that NEED to be a movie

Hello, lovely readers and welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!
It’s hosted by Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
So here we go with 5 books that just need to be turned into movies!

#1 A Court of Thorns and Roses:

Well, I actually finished reading the entire series. Twice. I have a LOT of thoughts and feelings on this these books by Sarah J. Maas.
I didn’t like the first book as much as the rest of the series, but I think it would make for an awesome movie. It’s a bit like The Hunger Games but with faeries and a dash of fairy-tale.
There actually is an adaptation in planning (for a couple of years now), so I’ve got my hopes up.

A Court of Thorns and Roses (Cover from Goodreads)

#2 Throne of Glass:

As we are talking of Sarah J. Maas. After I was done with ACOTAR, I immediately picked up another series of books written by her. Book number one there is Throne of Glass. It also goes in the same direction: a strong female lead who is actually an assassin and super badass. So a big yes for a movie about that one.
However, once upon a time, it was said we’d get a Throne of Glass TV show. But that project seems to be currently dormant.

Throne of Glass (Cover from Goodreads)

#3 Rules of Magic:

This might be the best book I read in all of 2018. It’s a prequel to Practical Magic. Both novels are written by Alice Hoffman. Practical Magic already has a pretty famous movie adaptation, but Rules of Magic is ba far the more interesting story of those two books.
By the wait, it’s partially set in the ’60s, so I’d watch the movie for the soundtrack alone.

The Rules of Magic (Cover from Goodreads)
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Book vs. Movie: The Devil Wears Prada

Hello my lovely readers!
I recently wrote a post on Lauren Weisbergers novel The Devil Wears Prada and on how much I – unfortunately – disliked it. Let’s see how the movie adaptation holds up in comparison!

 

The Plot:
Andy Sachs lands her first magazine job – at not just any magazine! She gets to work at Runway one of the most famous fashion magazine in the world. However, her boss Miranda is basically the devil. Andy has to survive one year in this job, but will she be able to make?

 

Book vs. Movie:
In case you haven’t read my book review, let me summarize real quick what I disliked about the novel: It was super repetitive, not only in motives but also in language. None of the characters had any depth. Despite Andy being the heroine of the story, I can not relate to her or even like her. She’s annoying, unprofessional and ungrateful. Miranda is depicted as extremely one dimensional which really did not help the story.
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