30 Day Book Challenge Day 14: Good Book, Underwhelming Movie

A Wrinkle in Time (The Time Quintet #1) - Anna Quindlen, Madeleine L'Engle The Dark is Rising  - Susan Cooper The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan The Golden Compass  - Philip Pullman



Day 14 asks me to name a book that was turned to a movie and then subsequently ruined.  Hmm...this has me knocking my brain a bit.  I'll choose four, and they're among books I really like, but the movies were disappointing or just plain awful.




The Golden Compass - I'm actually of the opinion that it was an okay movie, but didn't live up to the expecations I had of it.  I had mentally cast Nicole Kidman as Mrs. Coulter in my head so at least that worked out, but I didn't think the sequencing and depth of the novel came through the movie all that much.




The Lightning Thief - Dude, I was so disappointed in the movie adaptation for this - they changed so much of the storyline and the featured characters - I never really understood why they didn't just do a straight adaptation.  The novel did well enough with events and stakes.  I've heard they're making a sequel to the movie, but I don't know if I'm going to see it after the first movie disappointed me so much.




A Wrinkle In Time - I'll admit I was very disappointed with the TV adaptation of this novel.  It was low budget and - to be honest - really boring from what I remember.  I saw it many years ago, and I remembered I was excited to see it, but it barely held my attention compared to the book.




The Dark Is Rising - I choose to pretend the movie for this book doesn't exist. >___> I saw it a while ago, didn't compare to the experience of the book to me, but then again I barely remember it other than the measure that the movie was bad.


Definitely need to think a bit on the next prompt, but until next entry!



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