I am one of those people who love a good story. I am also one of those people who enjoy going to the movies or just watching a good flick at home. There is nothing more pleasing than seeing my favorite book adapted into a film.
However, over the past few years Hollywood has chopped, chew and swallow some amazing books in their attempt to bring great books into the big screen.
I am not a movie critic, nor I intend to change anyone’s mind about how good or bad some of the recent adaptations have been. But I have to say, imagination and originality is running short in Hollywood these days. Some of the adaptations are so bad, they make me want to cry. Considering the amount of money put into creating a film, you would expect better research and better acting.
Below is a list of the worse book to film adaptations I have watched over the years. In my opinion, it should be mandatory that all actors read the story before handing them the movie script.
- The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
- The Time Traveler’s Wife
- The Cat in the Hat
- A Series of Unfortunate Events
- The Musketeers
- The Time Machine
- Alice in Wonderland
- Twilight (1st of the series – the others weren’t so bad, but they could’ve been better.
- The Last Song
I didn’t put them in any particular order because regardless of the order they were all bad. So, do you have your own list you would like to share?