I’m actually quite impressed by the amount of positivity I’ve got going on in this post. I was expecting to be ranting about a bunch of shitty movies, but I’ve picked out quite a few awesome ones. Read on, my lovelies.
1. Beautiful Creatures
No, I’m not being sarcastic. The screenwriter(s) and director took a long and totally dull book, and turned it into something I could watch and make fun of. That’s a good thing.
2. Jurassic Park
I freakin’ love the movie. It’s one of my all time favourites, next to The Land Before Time (anyone see a theme?), and when I finally read the book after so many years of watching the movie on repeat, I was totally impressed. LOVE. IT.
3. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
I was a bit disappointed by The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, but I watched this when it came out and I thought it was great. I could definitely rewatch this one over and over again.
4. Bridget Jones’ Diary
This one’s kind of like my Beautiful Creatures mention. I’m not a fan of the book (at all), but I love the movie. Something about it just draws me in.
5. The Lion King
Shut up, this is basically Hamlet, it definitely counts.
6. Watership Down
I cry over the book, and I sob over the movie. I used to watch this all the time when I was younger, and looking back I have to question my mother’s parenting. This movie is traumatising.
7. The Secret Garden
I love love love this book. It’s one of the few classics that I have read and adored. The movie is also pretty great, although nothing matches up to the novel.
Bit of Both
1. Harry Potter
I like the movies, sure, but they’re awful if you compare them to the books. But whatever, I still watch them and cry over them. Although I don’t think I’ve ever watched The Goblet of Fire all the way through, which is weird since it’s my favourite book in the series.
1. Northern Lights
Not only did they change the name (I refuse to call it The Golden Compass), they also took away all the magic of the book. I still haven’t managed to finish this one.
To be fair, there wasn’t much they could do with the source material, but what they did manage to do was to take a stupid book, and make it even more stupid and dull and cheesy. Sigh.