The worst book to movie adaptation i have ever seen read is allegiant by veronica roth. With that said, heres a list of the top 5 book adaptations that are the worst. Critics claimed that the original text dealt with themes of existentialism, abuse of power, and god complex, something this film. Dec 29, 2011 would be more appropriate on a list of the worst majorrelease book to movie adaptations. Which booktomovie adaptation is desperately due a redo. Like a terrible piece of fan fiction, they rewrote the entire story, and not well. Best and worst booktomovie adaptations of all time. The 10 best literary film adaptations of the decade. I watched the film version of jurassic park long before i ever read the book. Feb 24, 2021 20 of the worst book to movie adaptations, ranked according to rotten tomatoes. Although faithful to the books, the adaptation does omit some of the story, so we advise you read the novels as well to experience even more middleearth goodness. Worst book to movie adaptations ive seen so far stacked. What are some worst book to film adaptations and why. Wells story of a scientist accidentally becoming invisible.
Roald dahl adaptations ranked worst to best by rotten tomatoes. Set within a dystopian new world where women dont exist and everyone can constantly hear each others thoughts, todd and his dog find a spot of silence an. The top 10 book to film adaptations that were actually good. Here is a list of 15 worst book to movie adaptations. Comic book adaptations such as those from the marvel cinematic universe have become some of the biggest films in the world. Sometimes it comes awfully close, but its never quite there. An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the african american maids point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. Jul 08, 2016 in 2016 my book agatha christie on screen was published, a comprehensive guide to the film and television adaptations of the queen of crime. Think harry potter, lord of the rings and the hunger games. But sometimes hollywood can be more trouble than its worth. This is doubly true for projects based on books, if were being totally honest. Best and worst film adaptations of geek books techrepublic. Stephen king bertrand langloisafpgetty images author stephen king has had unbelievabl. Hyde thrilled audiences, to the modern age where ready player one, the harry potter series, and superhero flicks rock box offices, the.
The 5 worst book adaptations in film history loud and clear. I just did the best book to movie adaptations, now i present the worst ones. What is stephen kings favorite movie adaptation of one of his books. Story was changed and made into something totally stupid. The coen brothers pay homage to the book by retaining much of the story. Some adaptations like the godfather 1972 and schindlers list 1993 stand on their own as praiseworthy films. Adapting a popular book into a movie is a risky proposition. The 5 worst book adaptations in film history loud and. The very worst movie adaptation from a fabulous book, inkspell by cornelia funke. Weve all walked out of the cinema feeling deflated when our favourite novel hasnt translated well onto the big screen. Aug 11, 2009 the 10 worst comic book adaptations of all time features forget iron man and the dark knight for a minute, and instead be frightened by 10 comic book adaptations that bring us out in a shudder. Dec 12, 2019 park chanwooks radical adaptation of sarah waterss novel by radical i mean he transmuted the action from victorianera britain to 1930s colonial korea, which was just as rigid and striated by class was handsdown my favorite film of 2016, never mind my favorite adaptation of a novel.
Plus, a good movie adaptation usually increases the popularity of the book. Popular books that were made into terrible movies yardbarker. The best and worst of book to movie adaptations the. Worst film adaptation of a book the matticus kingdom. The writings of stephen king have had enormous success on the big screen, but these 5 films rank as the best in a very successful line of adaptations. Harry potter is one of the most popular and wellknown examples of a successful book to movie adaptation. Incorrect book the list contains an incorrect book please specify the title of the book. Mar 18, 2021 the girl on the train 2016 17 percent.
Inappropriate the list including its title or description facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow goodreads member or author. Dec 26, 2019 the da vinci code 2006 the da vinci code is a stinker of the highest order. Muriel sparks remarkable novel detailing the vicious titular teacher was first turned into a play, from which neame. Best graphic novel to film adaptation is probably sin city. Nov 23, 2010 the worst film adaptations of geek books include. Its fair enough these adaptations will always be guaranteed large box. Striptease is generally considered the movie that shortcircuited demi moores career, but as an act of commercial and aesthetic miscalculation, it has nothing on this misbegotten adaptation of nathaniel hawthornes classic story of guilt, sin, and betrayal in colonial new england. Jan 08, 2019 we recently asked the buzzfeed community to tell us the worst book to movie character adaptation theyd ever seen.
The worst literary adaptations of the century so far electric. Dec 07, 2016 hollow man was the 2000 adaptation from h. I dont have kids, but if i did theyd be getting that series read to them. Worst book to film adaptations off topic discussions on. Here are 16 booktomovie adaptations that just didnt work. Wolverine no doubt, were all looking forward to reynolds reprisal of this role in deadpool, scheduled for release on february 12, 2016. May 05, 2018 best and worst book to movie adaptations for as long as there have been movies, books have served as an inspiration for storylines. In no particular order, here are 10 of the worst book to movie adaptations. These are the ones that butchered the book in one way or another. Best book to movie adaptations the harry potter franchise. May 14, 2019 10 worst book to movie adaptations, 10 worst book toscreen adaptations, anastasia alen, cirque du freak, eragon, films based on fantasy novels, golden compass, horrible adaptations, i am number four, the cat in the hat, the divergent movies flop, the hobbit worst ever film adaptation, the polar express, the seeker. Perhaps too much time had passed, with the public having lost interest in the book, but the film itself is a complete dud. Not to spoil the book, but at the end, tris learns, in a tragic way, the difference between being selfless and being reckless. Feb 24, 2018 23 book to movie adaptations that were so bad they inspired rage i could write a book about what a horrible job they did with this movie but im afraid they would try to turn that book into a.
The 15 worst book to film adaptations of all time taste of. Four rooms is roald dahls and tarantinos worst quentin tarantino and robert rodriguez made a roald dahl movie. The golden compass, bicentennial man, animal farm, the time machine, the day the earth stood still 2008, and eragon. Rotten tomatoes ranks the worst book to screen adaptations of all time, including the dark tower. Not even the attractive cast can save this franchise. Unfortunately the movie, which came out last week, falls short of our expectations. This summer saw the arrival of several noteworthy booktofilm adaptations in theaters and moviegoers can expect plenty more this fall. Column by raine winters august 19, 2016 11 comments. Brad silberling casper, land of the lost s adaptation of lemony snickets a series of unfortunate events covers the first three novels of the series the bad beginning, the reptile room and the wide window and is an adaptation that failed to succeed as such. Adapting books into movies or tv shows is hard work, and not all directors can pull it off while still honoring the source material. Mar 28, 2016 the bonfire of the vanities is synonymous with bad movies, but mostly because of being such a poor adaptation of its acclaimed novel rather than having poor production values. And there are plenty of film adaptations that i enjoy as much as or even more than their literary.
Its a rare thing for a film adaptation to retain the spirit of a novel. It is easy to presume, as a viewer, that adapting a book into a film would be a simple. Film noir at its finest and one of the best film adaptations ever. However, some movie adaptations leave much to be desired. Sep 06, 2019 unfortunately, some adaptations simply didnt do their books justice at all. Alice in wonderland 2010 and alice through the looking glass 2016. Sadly the only comic book adaptation to appear on this side of the list, richard donner s superman is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. What is the horror authors favorite movie adaptation to one of his novels. Login or register to post comments fabio deotto from italy is reading sunset park by paul auster december 29, 2011 2. They may be good movies by themselves, but as an adaptation, they didnt do so well. Some highs and lows of the last 5 years of lost in adaptation. Pretty perfectly executed and helped a lot that frank miller was directly involved. Some of the greatest stories from the world of film and television have originated from the page, and judging by what lies ahead in 2020, we have plenty of brilliant book adaptations to look forward to.
Weve added some more of the worst rated movie adaptations according to rotten. This film lacked any of the moral that led the plot in the book. An adaptation of homers great epic, the film follows the assault on troy by the united greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved. Cult film 14 violence 14 blood dog psychotronic film 12 battle 11 betrayal 11 escape 11 explosion 11 good versus evil 11 knife 11 murder 11 sword 11 chase 10 deception 10 falling from height 10 fight 10 fire 10 flashback 10 husband wife relationship 10 rescue 10 spear 10 title spoken by character 10 father daughter relationship 9. The 15 worst book to film adaptations of all time taste.
In 2016 weve already seen a plethora of literary adaptations steven. The five worst agatha christie screen adaptations dr. That said, not every book should actually be made into a movie. I dont understand how you could completely fail so much if you had just read the book. Spam or selfpromotional the list is spam or selfpromotional.
But others are not that good, or actually just bad. The movie tells the story of david played by jonathan. Then one day it became a movie and the movie was horrible. Dec 31, 2016 4 allegiant 2016 also directed by schwentke, this film is a failure. Possibly the worst book to film adaptation ever made, danny the champion of the world was adapted from the less well known novel of the same name by roald dahl, and is established as a vanity project of sorts for star jeremy irons and his real life son, samuel irons. From the early days of cinema when the wizard of oz and dr.
Anyone seeing the movie would never want to read the trilogy. Not only did they change almost all the events of the book, but they destroyed the female leads character, omitted that she was curvy, and turned her into a poor excuse for a revolutionary. The plot has become a cliched heros journey story with nothing new to add to the formula. The best and worst movies based on books, according to critics. The 15 worst book to film adaptations of all time taste of cinema. Apr 07, 2018 best and worst book to movie adaptations. A leadingedge research firm focused on digital transformation. Rotten tomatoes ranks the worst book to screen adaptations of all time, including the dark tower, a wrinkle in time, all the kings men and more. Whenever one of stephen kings novels hits the shelves, one can expect a movie adaptation right around the corner. Its just another disney film, and thats not something that should have the same name as the second book of the series or any of the others, for that matter. Lets take a look at some of the best and worst of the lot. Mar 27, 2016 the movie is never as good as the book. But sometimes, you come across a story so wonderful and captivating you just have to wonder why it hasnt m. And then there are those really, really bad adaptations.
Many of the lines from the film are straight out of the book. Casting moore as a stripper in a light comic caper based on a carl hiaasen book. Oct 31, 2018 finally, we are going to see those astonishing places, magical creatures and loved heroes and heroines that we could only imagine in our heads before. Every single ya booktofilm adaptations we might see on screens next year. Subscriber account active since adapting beloved book. Here are some of the worst book to film adaptations, in no particular order. Jun 23, 2020 brad silberling casper, land of the lost s adaptation of lemony snickets a series of unfortunate events covers the first three novels of the series the bad beginning, the reptile room and the wide window and is an adaptation that failed to succeed as such. Hollywood has started to approach queer relationships and queer characters with the multidim. Oct 27, 2020 here are the roald dahl adaptations ranked worst to best by rotten tomatoes. The idea of a film adaptation of susan coopers newberywinning childrens classic the dark is rising was odd in the first place. The top 10 book to film adaptations that were actually.
It was a nice ending but it also left a lot of people upset. For writers, film adaptations come with money, prestige, andhopefullywith more attention for the book, which often translates into more copies sold. Dolittle this adaptation of the childrens books by hugh lofting is the worst yet and thats saying something given the general wretchedness of the 1967 version starring rex harrison. Sep 16, 2017 the book was published in 1979, 26 years before its eventual film adaptation was released. Worst book to film adaptation has to be the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. The 15 worst book to film adaptations of all time page 2. Feb 23, 2021 the lord of the rings trilogy is a cinematic triumph and the first movie flawlessly introduces the world and mythology. The 10 worst booktomovie adaptations in recent years.
You can order it here or at the retailer of your choice. The five worst agatha christie screen adaptations dr mark. Brad pitt, eric bana, orlando bloom, julian glover. Here are 16 films inspired by books hitting theaters this fall. The book sees its characters travel around a fictional universe and giving information on what to expect from different planets.
This was the worst book to movie adaptation ive ever seen, and thats saying something. Aug 19, 2016 i second no country for old men as one of the best book to film adaptations. I dont blame the stellar cast but it was all wrong from beginning to end. I second no country for old men as one of the best book to film adaptations. Best and worst booktomovie adaptations just love movies. Thats right its time for a wave of book adaptations to hit our screens. Needful things thankfully a terrible adaptation as the book ends like so many stephen king books badly starship troopers the book is a right wing nutjobs america fuck yeah so the film being nothing like it is a good thing paul verhoven apparently got bored by the second chapter so stopped reading and just made his own thing. Mario puzos fabled crime saga is actually a fairly pulpy affair, wellwritten throughout but with a narrower focus than the allconquering movie adaptation. The first adaptation of charles portiss novel starred john wayne and while noted for its excellence as a film, it certainly toned down the violent imagery and brutality in the book. Not all movie versions of beloved books have been successful. May 14, 2017 all told, this isnt the worst adaptation everit hardly counts as an adaptation but it is really, really bad. Score a book s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.61 102 1114 160 948 864 1507 785 576 556 1347 270 257 104 486 294 1300 281 7 228 916