I don’t think I ever mentioned it before: my Top Tuesdays posts are an adaptation of The Broke and The Bookish‘s original tag. I’ve been trying to make it my own by picking my own topics instead of following their schedule and only doing 5 instead of 10 (mainly because I can’t usually think of 10).
This week’s Top Tuesdays post is about the movies all the book nerds were super excited about but then were utterly disappointed with the movie itself. Yes, we’ve all been there, and I’ve compiled a list of the top 5 I think are the most heart-wrenching.
This was probably the biggest disappointment of a movie ever. No offense to the directors or anything. This book, especially since I love dragons, was one of my absolute favorites. I was so excited when this movie was coming out and I got it as soon as it came out on DVD. I couldn’t even get through the whole thing. Didn’t follow the book, and it wasn’t well done. 😥
2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
This movie was, for me personally, the most disappointing. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was the first Harry Potter movie that I was old enough to see in theaters when it came out. I read the book again beforehand, just because I was so excited. Then I went and watched it. Half of the book wasn’t even in the movie. They cut out quidditch entirely. I hated it.
3. Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters
I’ve never actually seen this movie, but I heard from a lot of people that the director basically ditched the book and did his own thing. Which is OK, but only if you say it’s NOT based on the book. But he didn’t, and with that, the movie series lost a ton of support from fans. You can’t claim a movie is based off of a book just to make sure people watch it; it doesn’t work.
4. The Golden Compass
I haven’t seen this movie either, but I heard from so many people that it was an absolute disaster. Nothing like the incredibly popular book, with some added religious controversy to boot. Not a good combination if you want your movie to be a hit.
5. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
The first movie of the series, “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”, did pretty well, but the second installment of the series was very unpopular. I personally hadn’t known that they had made this movie until they released “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”. Nothing says unpopular like not knowing it exists. Of course, there’s a good reason it wasn’t popular: it was terrible, like all movies that don’t follow the books they’re based off of.
**UPDATE! I just remembered two movies that I saw that I could add to my list. The first is Inkheart, which Life and Other Disasters pointed out to me (thanks!), and A Series of Unfortunate Events. These two books/book series’ are instant classics, and the movies should have been better.**
That’s my list! Until next time!
Have any other lame movies in mind? Comment below!