Books in Motion

Books in Motion: The Martian

the martian

The Martian has probably been my favourite read of the year so far. Yes, even over Queen of Shadows. It’s that good. So when I saw the trailer for the movie I analysed the fuck out of it. I was sceptical, to say the least. I wasn’t entirely sure Matt Damon was the right choice for Mark Watney – aka my future husband – and I didn’t know if the writers and director would get the humour. Plus, the trailer implied that Mark was married with children. Bro. But – and it’s a big but – I LOVED IT. FIVE STARS. MARK WATNEY 4 PRESIDENT.

initial thoughts

I came out of the cinema crying. I had to go and sit in the bathroom and pull myself together, because I just loved the entire thing so, so much. Matt Damon was awesome. The humour was awesome. The supporting characters were awesome. EVERYTHING WAS AWESOME.

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Books in Motion: Books That Should Be Adapted, Part 2

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ashfall mike

Ashfall is a story set during the apocalypse, which is unusual to say the least. Usually in YA, the apocalypse has already happened and the characters are trying to survive in a society that has already broken down. In Ashfall, however, the supervolcano over at Yellowstone (an actual thing, by the way) erupts at the beginning and our main character’s world is thrown into chaos. I loved reading about the breakdown of society as we know it and I think it would make for an incredible movie, or series of movies! Continue reading

Books in Motion: The DUFF

the duff

As a fan of The DUFF (the book, that is), I was partly excited and partly horrified when I learnt that it was being adapted into a movie. It’s not a book that I ever thought would be adapted, if I’m honest, and I kind of wish it hadn’t been. While the overall message of “be yourself, don’t let anyone else define you” is still very much present, it all fell short of the mark and the movie didn’t turn out so great.

Initial Thoughts

Well, it’s not as bad as Vampire Academy, but it did have that same “WE MUST BE FUNNEH” feel to it. That Mean-Girls-but-not vibe. You know the one I mean. I actually really liked some scenes but those were few and far between. I didn’t like the movie, in short.

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