You know, sometimes the movie is better than the books…I know, I know that is an awful thing to say but it’s true! Usually when I enjoy a movie over its book, it is all because of pacing. Most movies do a generally good job at making sure their plots are fast paced but sometimes books lack that. Anyways, here are the movies that I prefer over their original book:
The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
I barley even remember opening up The Maze Runner book because I just found it so slow and dull that I blocked it out of my mind. I didn’t connect to the characters at all, but when I saw them portrayed on the screen I loved it! However, I did happen to enjoy the first book more than the second, The Scorch Trials. The Scorch Trials was very bland, and they traveled through a desert for the ENTIRE book without much happening and it was hard for me to picture what the setting was like, because all I could see was sand, sand and sand. I didn’t love the movie either, but again, I enjoyed it a LOT more than the book. Sorry James Dashner!
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
This book is a very long book and in my opinion, it didn’t really need to be that long! It was over 400 pages and it dragged on…a lot. Again, this wasn’t a case where I absolutely adored the movie, but I did enjoy it and have watched it a few times. Like I mentioned in my opening, movies are generally faster paced than most books and this was definitely the case with this book. I don’t think I would re read this book, but I am glad that I did read it before watching the movie!
The 100 by Kass Morgan
I didn’t even read all of the first book, but I did read about 50 pages and didn’t really like what I read. I read it after I watched the first season of The 100, which is absolutely amazing, and liked how the show portrayed the plot line more…The show just keeps getting better and better and I don’t see myself continuing on with the series in the future. But if you haven’t watched the TV show then definitely check it out!
Those are a few movies (or TV shows) that I enjoyed more than their original book and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Literary Magazines!