This or That Thursday: Challenge #49 Movie Adaptations

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So every week Rae from the Bookmark Chronicles poses a bookish question. If you want to check out the challenge click the link. I plan on posting a response every Thursday.

THIS WEEK IS: Have you ever enjoyed a movie adaptation More than the book itself?

We have this preconceived notion that the book is always be better than the movie. But there’s definitely a handful of movies out there that were more enjoyable to me than their original source material. This doesn’t mean I didn’t like the book. Usually the movie just connected with me more and made me feel more. Or maybe I couldn’t picture the characters until I saw them on scene. For example, The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. The movie is a sob fest for me, and while the book is sad it didn’t get me like the movie. I felt the same about Me Before You—you can read my review for it here.

Then there are the movies that I love just as much as the books. Pride and Prejudice and The Perks of Being a Wallflower are two of my favorite books. And I would’ve been devastated if somebody ruined them with a crap movie. Thankfully, these movie adaptations—the Kiera Knightly Pride and Prejudice —are amazing. The totally live up to the original work.

Let me know your answer to this Thursday’s this or that in the comments!

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