When you read a book or a comic book, you unwillingly portray and project your own voices, traits, moments into the creation. Ellis commented that when he first saw the movie back in 1987. Where neil gaimans beloved original is a brisk, crystalline fairytale, matthew. List verified daily and newest books added immediately. Aug 31, 2019 id like to mention a few things before i answer this. Despite some fun performances from andy serkis and paul bettany, the movie was a massive disappointment to fans of the series. Theres a personal quality to novels that makes them tricky to adapt properly, but that has not stopped film and television executives from trying. In this, the golden age of comicbook movie adaptations, marvel and dc undoubtedly are kings. Most recently, the hunger games movie franchise has been praised for its accuracy.
Shoktopuslol and wing zero point out some very good examples of terrible movie adaptations. The worst booktoscreen adaptations ever film daily. Oct 31, 2018 however, some movie adaptations leave much to be desired. Sure, some booktomovie adaptations are absolutely terrible. Known internally at universal as the shitty kitty while the film was still in production, this misbegotten adaptation of dr. The movie you know features the three laws, shares a few character names and elements from asimovs stories, and even feebly tries to stick its toe eversogently into the psychological waters of asimovs story. Here are seven disappointing book to film adaptations. Jul 23, 2015 burton critiqued previous film adaptations of the. Thats probably what youll hear if you ask anyone about a movie based on a book. Then one day it became a movie and the movie was horrible. Moreover, theres no chemistry between the characters and their behavior is sometimes ridiculous. Sadly, these film adaptations just couldnt live up to the bestselling books they were based on.
Dec 31, 2016 hollywood has a tendency to make bad movies its what keepys michael bay in business. It soon gained a cult status enough so that warner archive released the extended version on bluray. May 30, 2014 with that being said, not all adaptations are terrible. The music video for spit it out, recorded by nu metal band slipknot, pays homage to stanley kubricks adaptation of the shining. Of course, while most semipopular books are getting adapted into movies and tv series nowadays, actually seeing them make it to the screen is another issue as opposed to lingering in. The movie became its own story, its own world rather than an adaptation. Films that were bad and based off of anything counts, ex. Stardust, however, is a mildly entertaining film that all but falls apart when held up to its source. Check out the list below for the worst booktomovie adaptations, counting down from the best. Aug, 2009 but that screenplay is not the i robot movie you know it was published about 15 years ago, however, and its a great read. Lets take a look at some other terrible book to screen adaptations, none of which received over 35 percent on rotten tomatoes. Worst book to movie adaptations ive seen so far stacked. I second no country for old men as one of the best book to film adaptations. When i go to see a movie based upon a book, i know that there will be changes, but i expect the essence to remain.
Ghost brothers of darkland county, an original musical with book by stephen king and music and lyrics by john mellencamp. Lets take a look at some other terrible booktoscreen adaptations, none of which received over 35 percent on rotten tomatoes. Im hoping they never make a movie of james joyces novel ulysses the book is widely regarded to be one of the most difficult novels to read in modern literature. More often than not, great books get made into terrible movies. Feb 12, 2015 why some book to film adaptations fail susie rodarme feb 12, 2015 twitter is abuzz right now with news about the cinematic marvel universe bringing spiderman into the fold, which naturally led to some passionate discussion about film adaptations. These two i added, you guys can add the rest because i have not seen any other ones so i cant judge them thanks. I would like to say i love movie adaptations of books. V for vendetta wasnt a terrible movie but really dumbeddown the message of the graphic novel, and i hate how people who havent read it gush. Lets take a look at some other terrible booktoscreen adaptations. Some book to screen adaptations are bad movies, plain and simple. Worst book to movie adaptations in both chronological order and publication order. Aug 09, 2017 for over two decades, stephen king fans have clamored for a bigscreen adaptation of his epic fantasy saga, the dark tower.
When i saw the trailer for the circle, i immediately downloaded the audiobook and started listening because i wanted to see the movie and i usually like to read or listen to the book beforehand to be honest, i never finished the book or watched the movie in this case. After reading an amazing novel and hearing about its movie adaptation, we all end up with conflicting emotions varying between dread and excitement. Just ask these twenty authors, who all hated the film adaptations of their literary. The 15 worst book to film adaptations of all time page 2. The percy jackson movie, as a book to film adaptation, was terrible. Ready player one i loved the eragon and percy jackson books, and yes, the movies were horrible, but i could watch them. Mar 28, 2016 the 15 worst book to film adaptations of all time. The swarm is included in several worst movie books, including the medved brothers the golden turkey awards, and john wilsons book the official razzie movie guide, as one of the 100 most enjoyably bad movies ever made. Tim burton and johnny depp have had a highly interesting and productive creative partnership over the past two decades. Terrible movie adaptations of books show list info. With that being said, not all adaptations are terrible. Here are the top ten worst booktoscreen adaptations. Some booktoscreen adaptations are bad movies, plain and simple. Though the series is renowned in part for its meta references to kings.
I havent read i am legend, i didnt even know if was originally a book. Aug 19, 2016 the princess bride film was helped immensley by the fact that william goldman was a celebrated screenwriter before he wrote the book and then adapted it into a movie. However, some movie adaptations leave much to be desired. For decades, readers repeated the same phrase when hollywood adapted a beloved novel for the screen. The song is originally written for the king movie adaptation of the same name. The 12 worst book to film adaptations 1 the time travelers wife 2009. So much of what i like about the book, and all of van allsburgs books, is the quietness that frames the story. Terrible adaptations gamestvbooks chad im not even sure what parts of the book the film even took, if any. Even if they cast someone i didnt imagine as one of the characters. With that in mind, many movie adaptations are well made and convey the same story as the book, with the added visual element to get a whole new experience from the story. I love books, but i absolutely adore moviesshows because they make it so much easier to enjoy a good book in short time span. Special effects can make or break a movie, a fact that plagues many scifi and fantasy adaptations.
Jan 26, 2017 for decades, readers repeated the same phrase when hollywood adapted a beloved novel for the screen. For every list of successful book adaptations such as game of thrones, big little lies, and friday night lights there are television shows that missed the mark. Paper towns by john green movie in 2015 the soundtrack was more than fitting, and became a. Here are three bad book to movie adaptations that can be good conversation starters in the classroom. The movie had to condense a ludicrous amount of plot development to fit the running time, leading fans of the book furious at what was left out while. The biggest problem with adaptations is that making a movie based on a book or video game or comic book rarely can afford the movie to follow the original source truthfully. It still could have gone wrong but definitely had that in its favor. From the scarlet letter to the nanny diaries, these movies made our list of the worst booktomovie adaptations. Worst book to movie adaptations score a books total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.
Some booktomovie adaptations, of course, are truly terrible. From the scarlet letter to the nanny diaries, these movies made our list of the worst book to movie adaptations. The movie shares its central gimmick with wells book, but little else, since whannells invisible man directs all of his attention toward one person in particular, while wells is more of a. Apr 11, 2014 hearing that your favorite book is being turned into a movie can either be the best news in the world, or the worst. At the same time, there are often more bad movie adaptations than good, especially when it comes to classics. But its the absolute worst when you go to watch a movie, after reading the book, and finding out that the only things the director kept from the book were the character names and the romances. But many others are excellent, managing to either recreate the book well, or to create something new thats also beautiful. Jurassic park jurassic park written by michael crichton. The single became one of the ramones biggest radio hits, and a staple in their concerts during the 1990s. Richard matheson has been annoyed with the adaptations of his book i. You do this, millions of other people do this as well, and the movie director that is tasked with bringing the movie adaptation to life has his own way of seeing things. Travers loathed the movies animated sequences and was perturbed that mary poppins strict side was downplayed. Mar 21, 2016 adaptations of novels that are thematically tied to reading tend not to be as enjoyable as the source material i.
Where neil gaimans beloved original is a brisk, crystalline fairytale, matthew vaughns version is flabby and plodding. In jurassic park, watching very reallooking beasts. Here, i am just focusing on how well the novel they are based on was adapted. Less than zero, because it has very little to do with the book.
Worst movie adaptations 35 books goodreads share book. Lets take a look at some other terrible booktoscreen adaptations, none of which received over 35 percent on. Like a terrible piece of fan fiction, they rewrote the entire story, and not well. Check out the best and worst film adaptations in 2019, including little women, the goldfinch, cats, and more. It is common to hear people claim that a movie adaptation butchers the book it is adapted from, but are there any cases where you thought the book sucked but the movie was good.
Jun 16, 2018 the percy jackson movie, as a book to film adaptation, was terrible. With the new film in the series coming out this summer. Its fair enough these adaptations will always be guaranteed large box office takings thanks to the books readers merely showing up to see. Nov 14, 2017 the 10 best agatha christie adaptations the 10 best agatha christie adaptations. Horror books have long inspired the movies we see today, bringing all the scares to the big screen. Ellis commented that when he first saw the movie back in 1987, he kept looking out for events and dialogue from his book, and he couldnt find anything resembling his novel. Terrible adaptations gamestvbooks moviesfilms forum. This has made many book lovers around the world very angry, almost to the point that they feel like the movie is an insult to the book and their love of the book. Worst book to movie adaptations popsugar entertainment. But its far from the only christie book to make for a great movie or tv show. Despite some fun performances from andy serkis and paul bettany, the movie was a massive. I want to take a crack at the first book, and how the quality of it makes it even more amazing just how bad the movie is by comparison, but christopher paolini is. Books to film 2019 50 movies based on books in 2019. Not every detail from a book can make it into its film adaptation, which often disappoints viewers who have read the novel first.
About a boy director chris weitz is given the reins to this expensive gamble from warner bros, as they attempt to birth a new fantasy franchise using philip pullmans stellar. This is a comprehensive list of the worst book to film adapatations. Hearing that your favorite book is being turned into a movie can either be the best news in the world, or the worst. That said, not every book should actually be made into a movie. Even if it isnt accurate, or has extra characters or removed characters. Here are five of the worst book to movie adaptations. Seuss blithely chaotic childrens book is a showcase for an. Not only did they change almost all the events of the book, but they destroyed the female leads character, omitted that she was curvy, and turned her into a. As comic book adaptations have reached a zenith of output, we take a look at the worst flops to hit the small and big screen over the years. The 15 worst book to film adaptations of all time taste. Dolores claiborne is an american opera composed by tobias picker.
Ask anyone who read the book first and then saw the film and theyll tell you in detail, but when i first saw the lightning thief i hadnt read the book and i ended up really enjoying the film. For over two decades, stephen king fans have clamored for a bigscreen adaptation of his epic fantasy saga, the dark tower. The worst booktoscreen adaptations the writing cooperative. The 15 worst book to film adaptations of all time taste of. From grim and complex works that were turned into braindead action flicks to childrens books turned into grotesque and sleazy comedies, here are great books that were ruined by terrible movies. It was a halfway decent movie, but pretty terrible compared to book. I could write a book about what a horrible job they did with this movie. Emilia clarke simply cant play in this film, all she does is grimacing.
Aug 26, 2019 24 movie adaptations that really let the books down. Me before you movie is terrible in comparison with the gorgeous and unputdownable original. So here is a selection of some of the booktofilm adaptations ive seen over the past year or so ones to see, ones to avoid, and ones that fall somewhere in between. Of course, while most semipopular books are getting adapted into movies and tv series nowadays, actually seeing them make it to the screen is another issue as opposed to lingering in developmental limbo. The line became a critical reflex in reaction to one. Worst movie adaptations have you read a book and loved it.1253 867 1024 386 1461 1476 1262 1247 1616 1200 1361 778 253 744 1575 788 465 4 1601 862 1601 1575 564 563 1370 1450 416 713 1012 1149 294 506 1177 806 1396 50 978 992 1096 168 972 1474 777 1136 1082 23 1411