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Something that always seems to be a cause of controversy is film adaptations, and whether they're better or worse than the book they're based on. Regardless of your stance, however, there's no denying there's a whole lot of them out there.

But what would you consider to be the best and worst film adaptations? Were there any you watched that surprised you in terms of quality, or lack of?
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My favourite book adaptation has to be Scott Pilgrim vs The World. It takes liberties in squeezing the 6 graphic novels into one film, but it captures the energy of them so so well. Plus some shot for shot remakes and dialogue taken straight from the books that are so perfect.
Least favourite adaptation is probably Battle Royale, the book was way better imo.
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My favourite book adaptation has to be Scott Pilgrim vs The World. It takes liberties in squeezing the 6 graphic novels into one film, but it captures the energy of them so so well. Plus some shot for shot remakes and dialogue taken straight from the books that are so perfect.
Least favourite adaptation is probably Battle Royale, the book was way better imo.
I still need to read the Scott Pilgrim books, but the film was very well done based on what I have seen of them - we'll see if I'm still saying that after I've done reading, but I'm hopeful!
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I think the film matilda is way better than the book. I love that film.
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Something that always seems to be a cause of controversy is film adaptations, and whether they're better or worse than the book they're based on. Regardless of your stance, however, there's no denying there's a whole lot of them out there.

But what would you consider to be the best and worst film adaptations? Were there any you watched that surprised you in terms of quality, or lack of?
The Percy Jackson movies are literally the worst adaptations, the books are so much better and have more depth
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The Percy Jackson movies are literally the worst adaptations, the books are so much better and have more depth
Definitely agree with this, I absolutely loved the books, but the films were so disappointingly awful!
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Definitely agree with this, I absolutely loved the books, but the films were so disappointingly awful!
Absolutely, the movies were so watered down, it was embarrassing
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(Original post by shadowdweller)
Something that always seems to be a cause of controversy is film adaptations, and whether they're better or worse than the book they're based on. Regardless of your stance, however, there's no denying there's a whole lot of them out there.

But what would you consider to be the best and worst film adaptations? Were there any you watched that surprised you in terms of quality, or lack of?
lord of the rings as best!
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The Dark Tower.

Possibly one of the worst films of 2017. Thank god it's been picked up by amazon for a TV series.
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While I do love the Harry Potter films, the characters don't have nearly as much depth as they do in the books which is quite disappointing for me. Having said that, it's still amazing to see the wizarding world life
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It's already been stated, but Tolkien's novels were beautifully adapted for the screen.

As for the worst, I would personally say the film adaptation of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. I feel that Jim Carrey's portrayal of Count Olaf didn't do the character any justice whatsoever, and I think adapting it in the form of a feature film was a terrible idea in the first place; it's much better suited as a television series, I find, so I'm extremely glad that Netflix have now adapted it in this way.

(I watched the Netflix adaptation online only recently, as I don't have Netflix, and I thought it was terrific.)
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Hallo
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(Original post by Less(e/o)n)
It's already been stated, but Tolkien's novels were beautifully adapted for the screen.
The Hobbit wasn't - it was bloody awful, in fact.
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The Hobbit wasn't - it was bloody awful, in fact.
What brought you to that conclusion?
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