Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Best/Worst Movie Adaptations

Oh man! Where to start!?!? I wish I could list more than 10, but I'll keep it to that limit.


The Lord of the Rings trilogy are awesome books and awesome movies!

To Kill a Mockingbird with Gregory Peck was a fantastic adaptation of the book! Like the book, it is a classic!

Matilda was one of my childhood favorites, book and movie!

Emma is my favorite Austen book, and I LOVE the mini series with Romola Garai

The Hunger Games movie was so much fun to watch! I can't wait for Catching Fire in November!

It is no secret that I'm a Tim Burton fan, and I love his version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I was surprised at how accurate it was.


The Eragon movie was so bad that they didn't bother making the other 2! However, this is one of my favorite Rifftrax!

I almost didn't make it through this movie! I enjoyed the book, but the movie was atrocious!

I thought Ella Enchanted was ok as a movie, but the only thing similar to the book was the names of the characters. I don't really consider the two related.

Where The Wild Things Are was one of the dumbest/craziest movies I've ever seen! It's awful!


  1. Eragon was a terrible movie. I've never read the book, but I'm positive it has to be better. Great list!

    TTT @ Krista's Dust Jacket

  2. 100% agree with Eragon! It and Ella Enchanted are both on my worst list, too. I actually haven't read Matilda, but I love the movie :)

  3. I haven't read Eragon, but the movie was ghastly. Directors ought to know something about, you know, *acting* before they direct, instead of coming straight from doing special effects. (Actually, I've read bits of the book, and it's really, really derivative. Star Wars meets Anne McCaffrey, with elves.)

    I love the movie Ella Enchanted, and the book is wonderful, but you're right, they bear very little resemblance to each other. I sort of take each one as itself and temporarily ignore the other creation-of-the-same-name.

  4. Lord of the Rings and the Hunger Games made my list for best as well! I really liked Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but I haven't read the book so am not sure how close they are. Great list!

    My Top Ten

  5. So, the funny thing is that I haven't read Eragon. I enjoyed the movie some, though, and all I hear is that it's this horrible adaptation. I guess I need to read the book and see why everyone hated it.

  6. For some odd reason I'm obsessed with the Ella Enchanted movie, I just love it. But when compared to the book I think it's a piece of trash, I just have to think of them as two different things.

    The biggest thing that bothered me about Beastly (NPH played Will so I let a lot of things just not bother me), was that they changed the name Kyle changed his name to. Just what was the point in that?