Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.
This Week's Top Ten is: Top Ten Best/Worst Book to Movie Adaptations
So I decided to split it into the top five best and the top five worst. This was definitely a hard one. Once you really stop and think about it you begin to realize there are a ton of really bad and really good adaptations. I'm sure I probably missed or forgot about some, but I did my best. I have listed them in no particular order.
Ok, I know this is a TV show and not really a movie, but I love the books and the show too much not to include it. Both are addictive and glorious.
I adore everything Chuck Palahniuk writes. This book is especially amazing and the movie was amazing too. The movie is a modern day classic as far as I'm concerned.
American Psycho is one of the most disturbing books I've ever read. The movie managed to be just as disturbing. But as disturbing as they both are they are also brilliant. It's hard to believe it was possible to turn the book into a movie, let alone a good movie, but some how it was accomplished.
I'm including all of the books because I didn't want to have to pick just one. I adore them all, books and movies both. The books are all modern day classics and I enjoyed the movies and felt they did the books justice.
Once again I am including the whole series. I know the movie makers took some liberties with the books, but I have to say I really enjoyed them. They may not have been spot on, but I love them all the same.
I'm including the whole series. Again. I loved these books. I consider them a guilty pleasure. As much as I loved the books I hated the movies. I thought they were all pretty terrible. I think the worst adaptation though was the final one. The final Twilight movie might be one of the worst movies I've ever seen. And I really wanted to like all of these movies.
I loved this book as a child and I love the old version of the movie. The new version , however, was creepy and terrible. I don't know why they decided to remake a movie that was already so perfect and unique to begin with. I feel a particular amount of anger about this one, seeing as how I grew up with both the book and the original movie.
I loved this book when it first came out. I haven't read it since, but it was one of the first books that really got me into enjoying reading. The movie was terrible. Everything about it was wrong. They cut out so many important scenes and it lost the whole feel of the book. This was another movie I really wanted to like, but they butchered my favorite book at the time.
This book was amazing. I have always loved everything Toni Morrison has written. The movie however was weird and creepy. It just didn't adapt well to the big screen and the whole point of the book was lost in translation.
I loved this book. It's been a while since I read it, but I think I'd probably still love it. I tore through the pages more quickly than I had any other book at the time. The movie was terrible. It was not nearly as entertaining or gripping as the book. This movie was a big letdown.
What do you think? What are the best and/or worst book to movie adaptations in your opinion?