OK so I am an avid reader and movie goer. And there is nothing I despise more than a bad movie remake of a perfectly good book. I'll give you an example (now boys, I know most of ya'll prolly didn't read this series but bear with me); the traveling pants series. Now, I must admit that when the first book came out, I started reading it and I finished it in one night- just stayed up from 6 pm to 7 am and I was absolutely enthralled with it. So, even though I didn't expect much from the film, I still went to go see it with some high hopes. BAD. so bad. there was absolutely no creativity on the movie makers' part. I'm no professional movie critic, but even I can spot a lack of effort. It's like they made the movie just for the 12 year olds and the parents they dragged along- granted that's where the money is, but c'mon! At least try for those of us who still read below age level! :oP
Well, anyway, another piece of chick lit turned into a piece of chicken shit in the theatres was the virgin suicides. i basically have the same things to say- no creativity, no effort, no good.
I bring this up because two of my favorite books have/will be made into movies- the kite runner, which i have yet to see; and the other boelyn girl. Both books were amazing and I'm hoping the movies won't ruin it again for me.
What do you all think?