Normally, I do my Versus posts on my blog, but since I posed the question here in the Kingdom, I figured I should stay here to play out the battle for everyone. I asked you all what you thought the worst film was that was adapted from a novel. You answered. So, here we go!
merv – The lovely bones. The characters just seem different
GMan – Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. They managed to turn imagination into silly nonsense.
ksbeth – ‘my sister’s keeper’ because they changed the stunning dramatic twist at the end in the film . totally ruined the story.
djmatticus – Dragons of Autumn Twilight….
The movie, if you can even call it that, glosses over more important parts of the book than I can count and the animation is so terrible, both poorly drawn and doesn’t flow together, that it detracts even further from what is one of the greatest fantasy stories ever written
1jaded1 – The Amityville Horror. I was fourth in line to read it in Grade 5. I read the book when I was 10 years old. The cover freaked me out. The book cover had a house with eyes and flies. The red glowing eyes were creepy but what happened with Kathy being possessed and levitated by an elderly woman made my skin crawl. Mom told me she would not feel sorry if I had nightmares. Then came the movies. Yes, both of them.
I saw the first release in the early 80s. The music was the creepiest element of the movie. The movie itself focused mostly on George. Disappointing.
The remake was worse. It focused on the gore and left elements critical to the creep factor out. For crying out loud, the remake did not even have a pig. I’m glad I rented it. I would have left the theater fuming.
And mine, which is the same as what I know my brother would pick, but he decided not to say anything….
Timeline by Michael Crichton. Too many changes. Bad changes. Bad casting decisions. Just an overall horrible experience after the book is one of the greatest ever.
There’s your choices everyone. I’m going to put a poll underneath all of this. In two weeks, we’ll come back and see what film everyone voted for!
13 thoughts on “Versus: Worst Film Adaptation (Novel)”
Not a single King! I’m so disappointed! I vote for The Shining.
Ha. That is typical.
The movie made me laugh.
I shouldn’t have tried to pick something else. I just didn’t want to take an easy answer away from somebody who was thinking about playing.
Cujo was horrid. As awful as it sounds, I was laughing.
I haven’t seen, but that’s what I’ve heard from others too.
I’ve never finished a King book, so I’ll have to take your word for it.
What?!? Seriously? Read Joyland. You’ll like it.
I started reading FireStarter in high school. I just couldn’t get into it. I haven’t picked up one of his since.
I highly doubt you are the same person you were in high school. Time to give it a go again.
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