3 Movies that are better than the Books they are based on

It’s extremely hard to turn an amazing book into a film that does it justice. I’ve seen great novel’s completely messed up on the screen. But there are a few movies that actually did better than their original! Read on to find out which adaptations outdo the books they are based on!

 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower:
To perfectly honest, I didn’t like the book at all. It wasn’t very creative or catchy. For me it felt like it consists solely of clich├ęs. But all the reasons that made me dislike the book were done wonderfully for the adaptation. The movie has a faster pace, the characters are more amiable and it feels warmer and nicer in general. The book annoyed me but as it turns out, I works just perfectly on screen!

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Movie Mania: Nazis at the Center of the Earth

There have been a few posts on trashy, funny or ridiculous horror movies on my blog. But never about a film like Nazis at the Center of the Earth. This direct to DVD film is brought to you by The Asylum, the same company that is responsible for Sharknado…

 

 

The Plot:
A group of scientists is doing research work somewhere in the middle of Antarctica. However, they are abducted by a group of nazis. As it turns out, Dr. Josef Mengele are working on a plan to bring Hitler back and create a Fourth Reich.

 

The Rating:
I’ve seen my share of weird movies but this one is outstandingly ridiculous. Although this is supposed to be some sci-fi-horror movie, I spent most of laughing. Continue reading

Chillin’ on the Couch with my Remote: American Horror Story – Freak Show

I recently watched the first two episode of “Freak Show”, the latest AHS season. It will consist of 13 episodes, 11 of them will air within the next weeks.

 

 

The Plot:

This season is set in 1952. A Freak Show puts up its tents in Florida. The members struggle to survive and Elsa Mars, the leader of the show, tries hard to make ends meet. She finds the siamese twins Dot and Bette and recruits them. Continue reading

Time To Talk About Books: The Gambler by Fjodor Dostojewski

In this novel Dostojewski tries to deal with his own roulette addiction. It’s about a young tutor who works for a Russian family that once was wealthy but now has gotten into some trouble.

The Plot:

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The young tutor who wrote down his story in this book works for a Russian general. Together with his stepdaughter and his two children the general resides in a health resort awaiting his aunt’s death. The rich old lady would bequeath them a lot of money which he really needs. He has to pay back debts to a Frenchman and also needs financial aid as he wants to get married. The tutor Alexei Ivanovich loves Polina, the general’s stepdaughter. She asks him to make some money for her at roulette.
Soon they all are shocked by the arrival of the aunt who is more than alive. She looses a lot of money at roulette and goes back to Russia. The general has sort of a nervous breakdown as his wife-to-be won’t marry him without money. In the mean time Alexei wins a small fortune at roulette and then follows the general’s almost wife to Paris. There they have an excessive life. When the money is all spent he goes back to gambling and loses himself completely in the game. Continue reading