Just to name a few, those are some books that have been turned into movies these past few (or more) years.
It feels as if all of our beloved books are being turned into movies. Nowadays, it seems as if Hollywood is growing stale. They revamp older movies, retell certain stories, or pick a book to turn into a major motion picture. Our books.
So since I love discussion posts, I was wondering:
What do you think of books being turned into movies?
Most of the time, before the movie comes out, I hear the excitement. They love the fact that they will be able to see their favorite scene (hopefully) come on the big screen. Instead of just imagining, they will be able to see what the hot male lead looks like. They will not have to just imagine anymore and watch their favorite story told before their eyes in images.
But while there is excitement, there are also doubts. Understandably so, the fans doubt if Hollywood will be able to show it correctly. What if they leave out their favorite kissing or action or emotional scene? What if they go watch the movie and they actually didn't dye the bleach blonde actor to play the brunette character? What if...
There are tons. As fans of books, we have been let down over and over again.
Usually, after we see the movie, we aren't happy with it. At least, that is what I see from people around me. "That wasn't anything like the book!" I hear. Ella Enchanted, anyone? I like the movie version of Ella Enchanted and Anne Hathaway's other book-turned-movie The Princess Diaries. That is, until I read the books which the movies were based on and realized what film-watchers were missing out on. I love Anne Hathaway and those movies are part of my childhood...but it would be even better if the movies actually resembled the books more. Of course, The Hunger Games and Harry Potter did really well so maybe Hollywood can hit the mark.
** I have never seen or read any Harry Potter media so I may be very off. Since everyone seems to like it, I am guessing. As for Hunger Games, except for a couple parts and the ending, they did very well.
|Ha, Hollywood hit the mark. Get it? Too cheesy? I'll go on...|
I like when books are being turned into movies.
As you can guess since I have a book blog, I love books. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. I feel connected to the characters and for a little while, I can be transported into a different world (even in contemporary). So the thought of one of the books I have read and liked being turned into a movie makes me thrilled. I'm a visual person. I like to see things. Picturing them in your mind is fun, but actually seeing it? Even better for me.
However, like everyone else, I still have my hesitations whenever Hollywood announces a new project. To be honest, I just want to hear your opinions on the subject. I want to know:
What is your take on books being turned into film?
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