Movies I Liked Better Than the Book…

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

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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

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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

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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!

April 2017 Talk!

April isn’t a crazy month for books or movies, but here are the few that I am looking forward to, including Camp NaNoWriMo!

Camp NaNoWriMo:

camp_logo-290f133f1af2562198f3a75b662feb03Camp NaNoWriMo is a month long writing event where you set a goal for yourself and try to achieve it within thirty days. It is a really great way to motivate yourself to finish or start something and I always benefit from it. You have about ten days to start planning for Camp NaNoWriMo so if I were you, I would start roughly outlining now if you haven’t already! I hope everyone participating does well and has a great upcoming writing month.

Movies:

thecircleThe Circle – The Cirlce follows a young woman (Emma Watson) who begins working  for this massive tech company called the Circle. She quickly begins rising through the ranks and is encouraged by the company founder (Tom Hanks) to join an experiment that pushes the boundary of privacy, ethics and overall her personal freedom. This is a really unique and intriguing movie that I am super excited to see! It also stars Emma Watson and Tom Hanks so it is bound to be good. If this sounds somewhat interesting to you I definitely recommend you to check it out because I am sure it will be fantastic. This movie comes out on April 28, 2017.

Those are the two things I am looking forward to in the month of April and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Reading/Writing Update!