Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Books That Should Have Never Been Made into Movies

Why do movie people do it? Why do they take a wonderful book and decide it must be made into a movie? Disappointment is inevitable.

It happens again and again.

I wish I could demonstrate against this. Carry signs and everything. I wish I could make a law against it. Go before Congress. I wish I could find that doing this damaged people and these moviemakers will now have to pay millions and millions of dollars in compensation.

I feel strongly about this, folks.

Here are some movies I will never watch:


How the Grinch Stole Christmas (starring Jim Carrey)


Ender's Game

The Cat in the Hat

The Lightning Thief


Where the Wild Things Are

Dune

I Am Legend

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Pippi Longstocking

A Wrinkle in Time






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11 comments:

  1. I love your take on this week. There are definitely some books that should have been left alone. Totally agree with the Grinch and The Cat in the Hat. Great list!

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  2. I love the topic that you chose! I haven't seen most of these and I'm perfectly okay with that. :)

    My Top Ten

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  3. I like the cartoon version on the Grinch but I refuse to admit that the Jim Carey version exists. I got drug to the Cat in the Hat movie because my kids desperately wanted to see it and afterwards we all admitted it was awful. I do disagree on The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe because I liked how they did that particular adaptation but am completely with you on the rest! Love your take on the topic!

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  4. A very unique take on the topic this week! :-) Great job!

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  5. I'm with you! Dr. Seuss should never be put on a movie screen. The books are magic enough on their own.

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  6. I'll confess, I adore Narnia and actually I did "make" myself read the book prior to watching the film. (Saying "make" because oftentimes I don't read the book first.) I also have a DVD for 'Percy Jackson,' but haven't read the book and I've seen "Ender's Game" without reading the book. I didn't love it though. :)

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland, Deb.

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  7. I agree with you wholeheartedly that some books should never be turned into films. Percy Jackson was certainly one. But i do have to disagree with you about Lion, Witch & the Wardrobe, they did a great job with that, and I actually really like The Grinch, Jim Carey is awesome. But then i've never read the book :/
    Great topic for discussion though :)

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  8. I totally agree with you and could complete your list (lucky, that we had not TV in my childhood!)
    Greetings from Germany

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  9. Disney is redoing A Wrinkle in Time in 2018 too. I was really hoping for an animated movie, but we will see I guess.

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  10. those books are waaaaaay better than the movies, I have to say..

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  11. I often can't resist, but am rarely satisfied. Of these I have seen: Ender's Game (it was ok, but couldn't come close to the power of the book), both Percy Jacksons (some of the lamest adaptations I've seen), Dune (a bit of a mess), the Narnia ones (I actually really liked the first one, hated the 2nd one, and was very disappointed in #3), and Wrinkle (very odd).

    I did absolutely love The Lord of the Rings movies, although the Hobbit ones were a sad disappointment (more isn't always better).

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