I’m a bookworm so when a movie comes out based off a book that I liked I’m always curious to see how the movie adaptation does. Sometimes they are big flops but I’ve also seen a TON of awesome book to movie adaptations.
I’ve recently finished The Girl on the Train and I’m stoked to see how true to the book the movie does.
Instead of telling you exactly what the book/movie is about I’m just going to tell you why I liked both the book and movie. Oh! And there won’t be any spoilers so don’t worry. How does that sound? Good, because that’s what I’m going to do.
Here are 6 of my favourite book to movie adaptations:
Along Came A Spider
This book remains one of my favourite mystery books of all time. It has a lot of suspense and great characters. The movie features Morgan Freeman(it’s the exact person I picture when I think of the character Alex Cross) and Monica Potter. I absolutely LOVE that it’s pretty true to the book and that the actors are exactly who I pictured in my head. I LOVE when that happens.
Me Before You
You may remember, that I loved this book. Like LOVED. The movie version was also AWESOME! Oh sure, it has it flaws like not using a quadriplegic actor instead opting for Sam Claflin, an able-bodied actor but it’s just a really great movie adaptation. I reckon it’s because Jojo Moyes who wrote the book also wrote the screenplay for the movie so the integrity of the book is intact.
I told you about some of the differences between the book and the movie. This is the only adaptation that I saw the movie before reading the book so I’m sure that may sway my opinion but I think I liked the movie more than the book. The characters were a bit flat even with the emotion being in the book but the movie makes the characters come to life, I feel.
The Lincoln Lawyer
In the movie they take a big part of the book out, but I can tell you that it doesn’t affect the movie. It’s great. Oh sure, maybe it’s because Matthew McConaughey and Ryan Phillippe were/are my earliest celebrity crushes. It’s also because when I was reading the book, the main character I was picturing Matthew McConaughey.
Where The Heart Is
When I picked this off my mom’s bookshelf I assumed I’d hate the book but this seriously a heartwarming book. Much to my surprise YEARS later I discovered this was a movie starring Natalie Portman, Ashley Judd and James Frain. The movie version if I remember is slightly different from the book but the integrity and heart are still there. Both book and movie are seriously SO heartwarming. Not enough people have read or seen this movie, I feel.
Kiss The Girls
Morgan Freeman is back playing the character of Alex Cross in the second book by James Patterson featuring the character Alex Cross. The book and movie are very creepy. It’s one of those books that even though you think it could never happen in real life, I swear I’ve heard similar things happen in real life now. Seriously, it’s so scary. The movie doesn’t make it any less creepy. It’s definitely one of those stories you have to watch with the lights on.
So tell me, what are you favourite book to movie adaptations? Are you excited about any movies coming out that originally were books?