Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Movies That I’ve Failed To See


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is top ten book-to-movie adaptations that I haven’t seen. If you’ve been around this blog, you’ll know that I’m horrible at watching movies. I just don’t have the patience for them. I’d rather be reading. So, here are ten recent book-to-movie adaptations that I’ve failed to see.



1. Paper Towns. I’ve read all of John Green’s books, and I really like them, but I haven’t seen this movie yet.




2. The Fault In Our Stars. Yeah, I haven’t seen this one, either.




3. The Silver Linings Playbook. I love Jennifer Lawrence. I even have a copy of this book with her face on the cover. That didn’t motivate me to actually see the movie.




4. The Maze Runner. I wasn’t a fan of the book, but my bookish friends loved the movie. I can see how the book would translate well to the screen.




5. The Hobbit. This was one of my favorite books as a kid . . . still haven’t seen the movie.




6. Far From The Madding Crowd. I’m a fan of Thomas Hardy’s work. I didn’t even mind being forced to read his books in college. I guess I’m not a big enough fan to see the movie, though.




7. Wild. I read the book because I saw the movie trailer and thought it looked interesting. I never did get around to seeing the movie.




8. Me And Earl And The Dying Girl. When this movie was in theaters, I actually looked up what times it was playing. But, I never went.




9. The Giver. Another one of my favorite childhood books. People have told me that the movie is very different from the book, though.




10. Gone Girl. When I read Gone Girl, I thought, This would make a great movie. I have no idea if it did make a great movie because I haven’t seen it.


What movies have you failed to see?



10 comments:

  1. There are so many movies I haven't seen as well, mostly because whenever I am about to watch it I just start feeling guilty that I should instead read because the movie will not be better than book and then...well let's say I have seen about 5 movies this year so far.

    HannahCassie @ http://psilovethatbook.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. I hear you on rather be reading! I have failed to watch Still Alice and Wild. From the ones you listed I really loved TFIOS, Gone Girl and Silver Linings Playbook. The movies were all done really well.

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  3. I have yet to see The Giver OR read/watch Maze Runner too! I kind of want to read Maze Runner first but I've heard mixed things about it so I'm scared LOL! I have seen The Hobbit though and while there's A LOT of extra stuff in the movie versus the book, I quite enjoyed them anyway! I'm a little obsessed with Middle Earth though XD Awesome list^^ xx

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  4. I want to see PAper Towns as well...

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  5. The first Hobbit movie - the beginning is awesome with nods to the LOTR films as well as pretty much exactly how I pictured the scenes between Bilbo and Gandalf and the dwarves. The rest of the movie - while beautifully done - I spent a lot of time going, "Wait. Where in the book are we??" The second movie was much better about staying on course lol

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  6. Funnily enough I've seen four movies on this list (Silver Lining, Gone Girl, The Giver, and The Maze Runner) without ever reading the books. I think this was to my advantage in the case of Gone Girl, given that big twist in the story! But I think I need to get on reading the book soon!

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  7. Oh I've seen most of them!

    +Paper Towns was okay. By okay I mean 3/5 stars. Just like the book but I didn't like Cara. I'm sorry, her acting was so bad.
    +TFIOS I love love love the movie and the book!
    +Silver Linings I liked more the move than the book... Jennifer owned that movie :D
    +The Maze Runner was okay as well but I've never read the book so I can't compare. Maybe it's a bad adaptation (?)
    +The Hobbit was great! But I'm a bit nerdy when it comes to LoTR, Hobbit, Star Wars, etc
    +Me and Earl was okay-ish... a bit boring and slow for my style
    +The Giver was good. Kept my interest high through out the movie.

    And the others I haven't seen so I don't know.

    Laura @ psilovethatbook

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  8. The Maze Runner is actually much better as a movie than it is as a book.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/10/top-ten-tuesday-30/

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  9. I was never able to get into The Maze Runner book, but I watched the movie and I absolutely LOVED it. It was so awesome! Ooh and The Fault In Our Stars was an amazing adaptation -- I actually cried during it.

    ~Cari @ myadddictionbooks.blogspot.com

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