BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATIONS
I'm kind of the worst person ever to tackle this topic because, as a rule, I tend to intensely dislike book to movie adaptations. So much that most of my friends and family now refuse see them with me in an effort to save themselves the lengthy rant that is sure to follow. And I did six of each because I'm incapable of following directions.
THE TOP 6 WORST ADAPTATIONS OF AWESOME BOOKS
6. Little Women--Remember when Wynona Ryder was a good actress? Yeah, me neither.
5. Batman Returns--not a specific book, but still, ICK.
4. The Hunger Games--total abuse of POV and I still cannot stand the kid they cast as Peeta, but whatevs. Hoping Catching Fire will be better.
3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas--kick ass costuming and makeup can't cover up terrible acting and directing.
2. Waterworld--okay, so it's not an adaptation, but it is so, so, so shittastic that any time I talk about the worst movies ever, this has to go on the list.
1. I, Robot--Because, well, yeah. This horse has been beaten enough.
THE TOP 6 DECENT TO AWESOME ADAPTATIONS OF GREAT BOOKS
6. Bram Stoker's Dracula--Campy as hell in the best way possible. They had me at Gary Oldman.
5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban--Okay, so I have a thing for Gary Oldman.
4. X-Men First Class--love me some X-Men and this is my favorite.
3. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings--If Gary weren't up to his eyeballs in Potter at the time, I'm sure they would have cast him as one of the elves. Have I mentioned I also have a thing for elves?
2. Hannibal--loved Silence of the Lambs, too, of course, but in my opinion Hannibal was the best of the trilogy, though just a nose-tip better than Red Dragon.
1. To Kill a Mockingbird--classics all around. Thanks, Party Hardy Marty Garty, the best English teacher a smart-assed kid could have ever wanted. **kisses two fingers toward Heaven**