Have you ever watched a movie, LOVED IT, and then gone back to read the book, and the book’s not that great? Or loved a book/series and then been so excited to see the movie, and realise it’s actually better?
This doesn’t happen often, I must admit. I mean, I love books. Obviously. But here are some of my favourite movie adaptations that, I think, surpassed the awesomeness of the book/s.
Best. Pirates. Ever. I read this book after watching the movie, and wasn’t that impressed, to be honest.
2) The Lord of the Rings
That GIF totally didn’t scare me…at all…there’s no way I’m going to have nightmares from it…
But anyway, I loved both the books and the movies. And yeah, Tolkien’s a genius, but I have a short attention span and dude, those books are LONG.
3) The Princess Bride
The book of this is also awesome. Read it. It’s very confusing with the author and stuff, but really unique. Except Buttercup is even more useless than in the movie. Seriously, I love this movie.
(This is obviously a joke. That movie was awful)
Fun story: my friend’s mum dyed her hair a different colour. The friend’s sister, who was about three at the time, thought her mum was The Other Mother. I mean, Coraline is a creepy movie, okay? I think it worked really well on-screen.
So those are my favourite movie adaptations of books. I think it’s important to mention that books and movies are totally separate art forms, and just because one’s superior to the other doesn’t mean that either of them changes because of it. Whether the movie of The Fault in Our Stars is awful or amazing, that won’t change my opinion of the book.
What are your favourite movie adaptations? Any you think are better than the books?