Top 5 Thursdays #8 – Movies That Ruined the Book For Me

Hi everyone and welcome to Top 5 Thursdays. Top 5 Thursdays is my very own segment that I write on days that coincide with my alternate day schedule. I use these lists to share all my non-bookish interests with you.

Today’s topic however does have a bit of a bookish influence. While I know most of these answers are really common among readers, here are the movies that were terrible compared to the movies.


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This movie will always top any such list of mine. Despite having an amazing cast, I have no idea why I could not stand the movies. In fact, I didn’t even watch the last one. The book was really perfect and I felt like the movie was never quite true to it.


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I don’t even quite know why I didn’t like this one – I just didn’t. I liked Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in the Fault in Our Stars but I just didn’t want to watch the movies even a little bit. As it is, the books didn’t keep me captivated throughout but the movie was worse.


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Don’t even get me started on this one! I felt like all they took from the books for this one is the characters. EVERYTHING else was different. I loved Annabeth in the books and I couldn’t stand her in the movie. Percy wasn’t too great either. More importantly, Percy and Annabeth were 11 in the first book – in the movie they were 16. I don’t mind deviation from the story if its good but these were unnecessary and totally not interesting to me.


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Honestly, I did like the first movie. It was sweet and adorable and Harry’s sense of bewonderment when he saw the magical world were just so cute! However, with every subsequent movie, I slowly lost interest one by one. I still watched because duh – It’s Harry Potter. And yet, they bear no compare to the books.


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I didn’t even manage to finish this movie. The book was great but the movie was just meh. It didn’t interest me even a little bit.

Wow that is a lot of negativity! To make up for all this, my next Top 5 Thursdays is going to be about Favorite Movies Based on Books so stay tuned.

Thanks and have a great day!

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