Books Made into Movies

In general, I really hate books that have been made into movies. Especially Stephen King books. Pet Cemetery left me disgusted. The only SK I’ve ever enjoyed on screen..err TV was The Stand. I’ve always thought there just wasn’t enough time on screen to give the books justice, but a TV movie that lasted a few days, that’s a different story.  So like most people if I’ve read the book then go to see the movie I’m usually disappointed. Most current example would be Hunger Games. I was pretty  much disgusted by the time I left the theater, so many things changed and left out. For me when you cut so much out of the story it changes the story completely, like deleting a character, the whole mocking jay pin deal, and Peeta – hello stocky is not short – and hello again he lost a leg!! Don’t get me started on Katniss and the ear thing..  Now movies I have enjoyed are the whole LOTR and Harry Potter’s. Those I love to death!   I saw Beautiful Creatures and loved the movie (haven’t read the book), but I’ve heard so much was done to that movie, like combining 2 characters into 1… it’s almost unrecognizable from the book.    So what are your thoughts? Any favorite book to movies or what do you despise?   Here’s a link to authors that hate their books made into movies.  Some I knew about ..some I didn’t! 

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