Film Adaptations: Was the Book Really Better?

What makes a good Film Adaptation?

Since 1939 when gone with the wind was adapted to a motion picture and set all sorts of history Hollywood has been adapting books into films and most recently with the success of movies like Batman Begins and the Avengers they have been bringing comics to the big screen.  Part of the reason is that the stories are already developed and another is that they bring a devoted audience with them which translates into big bucks.  Today we’re going to be talking about what makes a good adaptation, some of our favorites, some of our least favorite and some of our hopes.

What is the Best Adaptation you have ever seen?

Nik – Stardust, Shawshank Redemption, Jurassic Park, James Bond

Amy – The Book Thief, Hunger Games, Harry Potter

Branden – How the Grinch Stole Christmas Batman Begins / The Dark Knight Trilogy, The Wizard of Oz

Lena – To kill a mockingbird, Stranger than Fiction, And then there were none

Jeff – The Prestige,  the walking dead, world war z , the martian, arkham games

Lord of the Rings, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, Coreline, Hobbit, Da Vinci Code, Sherlock

What is the Worst Adaptation you’ve ever seen?

Branden – The Cat in the Hat, Eragon, Street Fighter

Jeff- percy jackson, trashformers, world war z, into the woods

Lena- Divergent, The Spectacular Now

Nik – Alice in Wonderland (johnny depp) League of Extraordinary Gentleman

Amy- A series of unfortunate events

What would you like to see adapted?

Nik- MHI, Soon I will be Invincible, Fablehaven

Branden – Steelheart

Jeff- GFL, the ables

Amy- the grownup

Lena- Excited for Girl on the Train, Anything by Liane Moriarty, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

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