This post is kind of an update on my previous entry about the book “Beautiful Creatures” and an observation. I still think the book is a fantastic read, but unfortunately the recent movie in its namesake did nothing for me.
This seems to happen to me often. I go to a movie because I love the book only to find the characters and the plot I enjoyed so much changed. Why can’t Hollywood leave well enough alone? The book sold didn’t it? I’m not bored by seeing the plot all over again. It’s why I go to the movie in the first place, to see the characters come to life on-screen.
I have to admit this phenomenon works both ways. I’ve been so blown away by a movie that I just had to read the book the movie was based on, only to find the book to be a terrible disappointment. Go figure!