For me this post isn’t going to be long at all. Simply put, I love and hate when books are made into movies. It is just one of those things for me where I start off with so much excitement, that a book that I’ve read and loved, is going to be shared with all the non-readers in the world… then after the dust settles I remember it never ends well for anyone.
Unfortunately I am very rarely impressed when a book turns into a movie. I know I am not in the movie business but I cant seem to grasp how a lot of movies miss the most important details of the story when turning books into a movie. Is there something that I am missing?
Don’t get me wrong, I want to appreciate the movie for the art form that it is but its so hard to not be critical – especially when you have ripped a favourite book of mine into shreds. I also think what hurts the most is that all these non-readers now have the wrong impression of something so great AND if I wasn’t already made fun of, for my reading habits, people will/are sure to start poking fun at this point.
However I guess at this point I am also a hypocrite because as much as I whine about it, I almost always go to the movies and watch the movie – I always reread the book before the movie so I so I can judge (how horrible am !?) accordingly.
Below are some photos of movies that are coming up or movies that I have not read the books to, and am waiting until, so I can watch the movie.