Book to Film Adaptations – Mixed Opinions!

Most films in the cinemas seem to be either Disney movies with real people; the ups and downs of an 80’s rockstar or book adaptations. And some of them honestly look so good! Main word: some of them. Here are some of the upcoming book adaptions that (I think) look the best and worst. Let me know if you’ve seen any of them or have any other suggestions!

MY WORST PICK

P.S, I still love you came out on Netflix on Valentine’s Day (of course) and I was NOT a fan. I wasn’t blown away by the first book and this honestly just felt like a part 2 of that first film rather than a second one. Oh My God. Lara Jean. She has the best life, Noah Centino as a boyfriend and apparently no problems that aren’t boy related. So when a mysterious stranger from her past (who has also changed race since the first film?) turns up with a massive crush on her from primary school, can she just ignore him? Oh no. This is Lara Jean we’re talking about. And so begins the supposedly-funny misadventures of a girl who goes through a surprising amount of boys for someone who has never dated before…

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MY SLIGHTLY CONFUSED PICK

So. Ever since All the Bright Places came out in 2015, A) I have been massively fan girling over it and B) there has been talk of a movie. For literally 5 years. But, I am now delighted to announce that it is going to be a film with Ellie Fanning (woo) and Justice Smith! However, I feel like some people will just watch the film, love it, obsess over it…. and not even have heard of the book. The outrage. Also, if the film turns out to be awful, the book will loose all self-respect; *cough* After *cough*. But. It comes out on the 28th February so we’ll have to wait and see. I will be interested to see if it is pure genius, or turns into another ‘Hardin Scott’ cow pat.

Click here for an amazing review of the book

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MY TOP PICK

YOU NEED TO SEE THIS! Little Women is absolutely amazing. It’s funny, modern and so feminist! I love Emma Watson and Saoirse Ronan… and Timothée Chalamet is in it so definitely a must see 😉 I have to admit I wasn’t the biggest fan of the book (I didn’t understand why all the girls had to get married?) but this remake is so great. The plot seemed totally remade and all my friends who had seen it loved it too. What do you think?

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Have you read these books? Seen any of these films? Got any recommendations or just want to vent about a new addition to your bookshelves? Please like and let me know in the comments section!

Published by Hundreds&Thousands

I’m a teenager from Manchester, and a proud Hufflepuff. I like oversized jumpers, indie music you’ve probably not heard of, and books. Honestly, any books I can get my hands on but my personal favourites are fantasy, mystery or your classic teenage romance (it’s ironic I know – but you can’t really go wrong with ‘A Fault in Our Stars’)! I’m always being told to go and ‘be active’ or something instead of sitting in my room reading and listening to the Smiths, but honestly I don’t see the point. Why would I want to go for a run when I could be reading Rainbow Rowell or Good Omens. And it’s Morrisey for god’s sake. So, I decided to do something with the growing piles of books in my room… and you’re reading the product! It’s a lot more interesting than I thought it would be and I really enjoy it – and I hope you do too. I try to write a review after I’ve read the book each week every Saturday, but no promises! The aim is hundreds and thousands of books (see what I did there?) but I’m not quite there. Yet.

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