Great books don’t guarantee great movies.

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!

About janelleevans

I'm a sleep deprived mother of three. I create young adult novels from the voices in my head.
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