Top Ten Best/Worst Movie Adaptations (44)

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Top Ten Best/Worst Movie Adaptations

I’m not going to mention any of the Twilight films, Harry Potter films or any of the big budget films currently in production like the Hunger Games. I’m going for less common, slightly older films films.

5 Best

1.

Shrek!

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2.

The Capture (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #1)

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3.

How to Train Your Dragon (How to Train Your Dragon, #1)

which became…

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4.

Peter Pan

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5.

The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1)

which became…

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5 worst

1.

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

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2.

Inkheart (Inkworld, #1)

which became…

3.

Eragon (Inheritance, #1)

which became…

4.

Peter Pan

which became…

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5.

The Black Cauldron (The Chronicles of Prydain, #2)

which became…

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About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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22 thoughts on “Top Ten Best/Worst Movie Adaptations (44)

    1. Nemo

      I’m not saying they are BAD FILMS (except for Inkheart and Eragon, they were fucking awful) but they are bad ADAPTATIONS.

      1. Book Blather

        Hmm, not sure Hook was meant as a straight forward adaption… Which reminds me, I need to track down a copy of the YA book about Tiger Lily that came out this year. Thanks for that nudge! 🙂

  1. Belle

    I love Hook! I really love that Peter Pan movie too, I kinda forgot about it, time for a rewatch! I was really sad that they didn’t make any more Lemony Snicket’s movies.

    1. Nemo

      Yeah me too about Lemony Snicket. I really loved that one they did. I absolutely adore Hogan’s adaptation of Peter Pan. It’s by far my favourite version.

    1. Nemo

      Hook is not a bad film, just a bad adaptation. But that’s what you get when you turn it into a Spielberg feel-good film. Yawn.

    1. Nemo

      Yeah, it’s by an Aussie author and i’d really love to read them! i love the whole mythology behind the owls.

  2. vmcarswell

    Aw, I love Hook! Though I kind of see it almost as a “sequel.” Percy Jackson and Eragon are both on my worst lists. And Legend of the Guardians was such a beautiful movie! I haven’t read the book yet, but the movie was lovely. My TTT.

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

    1. Nemo

      Even so, I still think Hook is a bad adaptation. I’m so glad other people think Percy Jackson was a bad adaptation! it was NOTHING like the book!

      1. dottleddolly

        I’ve seen worse films, the only reason they were not terrible I think is because you were holding onto what the book was like and putting some of your feelings into the film.

          1. dottleddolly

            Ah, I cannot seem to do that, I do not enjoy the book if I watch the film first. I have a list of films still to watch because I still need to read the book.

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