Have you been dissapointed by any books turned into movies lately?

Bignuf Bignuf
I am not into Zombie stuff, but read and enjoyed World War Z. Just good, solid Science Fiction. Then I saw the movie. Well, other then the title, they had nothing....not one darned thing, to do with each other.

In my opinion, "book great"...Movie? Um...."zombies might like it".

Any other good books you have read lately, where staying away from the theater version is probably a good idea?
08/19/2013
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eri86 eri86
Not recently. But recently I have been left scratching my head at casting decisions for upcoming movies.
08/24/2013
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
*stares at The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey*
...does being dissapointed at a cliffhanger ending of epic proportions count?
x'D

I think the only movie that really dissapointed me lately was Mama (I was expecting it to be much, much more frightening than it actually wound up. -.-) but I don't think that one is based on a book.
09/06/2013
Unconventional Unconventional
I'm concerned about Ender's Game, but I'm totally going to see it anyway.
10/18/2013
Sincerely Yours, N Sincerely Yours, N
World War Z, The Host, Game of Thrones Season 3 (shows count), a billion others, Eragon (years ago but I'll never get over it).
10/18/2013
pirata pirata
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Originally posted by Bignuf
I am not into Zombie stuff, but read and enjoyed World War Z. Just good, solid Science Fiction. Then I saw the movie. Well, other then the title, they had nothing....not one darned thing, to do with each other.

In my opinion, "book ... More
Finally, someone else who agrees with me. I am kind of an obsessive Max Brooks fan girl, so the second I saw they were making WWZ with Brad Pitt, I was beyond pessimistic. I was right. It's like the Resident Evil movies from way back; if they would have named it anything else, I would have liked it better.

Another one that makes me mad is The Lightning Thief. I know it's supposed to be for kids, but that doesn't mean the kids who liked the books aren't going to notice everything you did wrong. The casting was abysmal and the characterization was horrible. Which is really sad, since the books series is amazing.
10/18/2013
pirata pirata
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Originally posted by Sincerely Yours, N
World War Z, The Host, Game of Thrones Season 3 (shows count), a billion others, Eragon (years ago but I'll never get over it).
Really? I thought The Host was actually a really good adaptation.
10/18/2013
Ashley:) Ashley:)
the mortal instruments: city of bones was not good
10/23/2013
Lucifer the Cat Lucifer the Cat
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Originally posted by Unconventional
I'm concerned about Ender's Game, but I'm totally going to see it anyway.
I love the book (and the whole series really), and have mixed feelings about the movie. Mostly because I don't want Orson Scott Card to get any more attention/support than he already has, since he literally is a Nazi. Which makes the whole "kids being manipulated into unknowingly committing genocide" thing even creepier.
10/23/2013
Slutty Girl Problems Slutty Girl Problems
50 Shades of Grey - IN ADVANCE!
10/24/2013
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
I feel like it's more common that I'm disappointed... and the ones that are few and far between are the movies from books that aren't train wrecks.
10/24/2013
J&Hlover J&Hlover
I am just disappointed in the direction all movies are going now and days, even without a book or novel as inspiration they can still suck horribly. But I am glad I skipped the Mortal Instruments movie that's for sure. A friend of ours bought it and raved about it. I watched 20 minutes of it with her and got up, told her to finish it without me. Doesn't play as highly in the horrible category as some book then movie things I have seen but it's still there no matter how you look at it. Just glad I haven't seen any of the Twilight movies to this day, the books were bad enough for me I didn't need to see the movies. But my OCD wouldn't let me stop reading them, I had to finish them and wait for them to be released for my OCD to leave me alone. Unless it's Hemingway that's the only author my brain and OCD allows me to stop reading mid sentence of chapter one to toss out the window.
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