There was a time when the only books I read were those from the movies I watched. Since last year, I’ve been reading books that haven’t been turned into movies and I love them so much more! Movie adaptations intrigue me. Sometimes they’re amazing, sometimes they’re not. But people’s opinions on those movies are what’s most interesting to me.
I love, love, love, love, loooooooove The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and Beautiful Creatures. (Both the books and the movies!) But a number of times I heard people say that they “hate” these movies just simply amazes me. More than half of the books on my shelf are books with movie adaptions. And I got most of them because of their movies. I enjoyed both the book and the movie and I don’t think I ever disliked or hated one.
Read & Watched
The first book with movie adaption I read was Twilight New Moon (No, I don’t usually start with book two, hahah!) After that, it was The Last Song (I’m actually watching it right now while writing this post!) Then it was The Hunger Games, Divergent, Beautiful Creatures… Somehow I completely missed out on The Mortal Instruments, but now I’ve also read that one! I always try to read the book before the movie, but on a rare occasion, I read the book afterwards.
From page to screen
Movie adaptations are tricky. We all have a completely different picture of what a book looks like and what parts of the story are important to us. When producers/directors make a movie, they have to cut and change things. Sometimes this turns out perfectly, other times not so much. I discussed it in another Book Babble, in which I talk about good and bad in books. I try my best not to compare books and their movies. The Beautiful Creatures movie might not be very much like the book, it was still amazing to see it come to life like that, just like The Mortal Instruments.
My book to movie wishlist
Although movie adaptions are a bit tricky and could easily “ruin” a perfectly good book, I want to see so many books turned into movies! It would be so cool to see the Firebird triology, the Orphan Queen duology and the Snow Like Ashes trilogy turned into movies! And Throne of Glass! Omg, that series would be amazing as movies!
What do you guys think of movie adaptations? Is there a book you’d like to see turned into a movie?