I’m starting this week off by bringing you ten book to movie adaptations that I thought worked wonderfully. All these books are okay, some are actually very good, but others simply aren’t as strong. The point of the Top 10 list is that the movies were better than books. Yes, I love some adaptations a bit more than the books and that is rare. By the way, I’ve been reading less books lately, so if you have any recommendations to me (to get out of the reading slump) feel free to leave those in the comments!
Isn’t everything an adaptation these days? I feel like most of what we see is either a remake or an adaptation of a book or a comic book. So it’s not as easy to swim through the amount of adaptations without focus. My focus – adaptations where I have read the book and thought the movie made it work or even elevated it. Oh and also, focusing mostly on the young adult genre adaptations.
For some reason, when I think about exploring, I think about kids. Probably because children are curious and brave, and tend to go on adventures more frequently than adults. I’m not saying adults don’t explore, it’s just the concept for me is very strongly related to child like curiosity. Which is why my picks heavily feature kids.
Image: Michael Fassbender by Caitlin Cronenberg
It is Friday again and I’m in the midst of enjoying yet another vacation. Sadly though, this week has passed in a blink of an eye and the only thing I will hopefully accomplish is reading four books from the Throne of Glass series, including its prequel. I know, I know, my plans for my vacation week are wild with me spending it in my bed with a good book but I’ll have you know, there’s going to be food involved as well, so.. there you have it, wild!
This here is a spoiler alert.
The hardest thing is to dislike a movie you love… sounds confusing and trust me, I myself am confused as well. Everything in relation to The Maze Runner is pretty much unclear to me, except the fact that I love Dylan O’Brien as Thomas. So, while I have issues with the book and with the movie, I can’t find myself to not like the movie because of my own personal high expectations set on the dystopian genre… or can I?
Grab a cup of coffee, or if it fancies your tickle, tea, and sit down for a long post of random rambles because I have a lot of stuff going around in my brain, heart and other organs. That and I’m heading for a long awaited vacation which could mean that there could be a shortage of posts and replies on Mettel Ray for a week.
Since I’m having one of those inner-need-to-write-kind-of-motivation feelings at the moment, I decided to sit down and chat about stuff in general before I loose this sensation! Reason why I’m worried about this is mostly because I’ve been really trying to finish up my thesis and that is, putting it lightly, exhausting my brain. It’s nowhere done though, which is the most frustrating part but for now, I’ll try to keep this Commercial Break movie/TV-show related as per usual.