I am currently reading, so I don’t have a review for you today, but it should be available early next week. For today’s post I thought we could have a nice discussion. You see, last weekend I watched The Time Traveler’s Wife for the first time. I remember when it first came out, and unfortunately it arrived in theaters after my friend and I had a horrible experience. My friend, Dawn, and I used to read everything and exchange books, and if it was turned into a movie we went and watched it together. Well we had each read My Sister’s Keeper and when the movie came out, we went and watched it. We were so mad and disappointed when we left the theater we made a vow never to go see a movie based off a book, except for the Harry Potter and the Twilight movies. So due to the unfortunate timing of the movie release of The Time Traveler’s Wife I had never seen it until last weekend when it was on cable. Even tough it had been several years since I have read the book, I thought they did a semi-decent job, and only changed a couple of distinct scenes. Now I know due to time restraints a movie can’t physically show the entire movie, but as long as they get the heart of the book right, I am usually happy. My Sister’s Keeper the movie, was such a horrible translation and everything was different, that it was a huge disappointment.
As you might have guessed I am a normally prefer books to movies. I do have just one exception, The Perfect Storm. I loved the movie! Which do you normally prefer, book or movie? Do you have an exception? Which is the best book-to-movie adaptation? (My choice, I think would have to be The Outsiders.) Which is the worst book-to-movie adaptation? (My choice is most definitely My Sister’s Keeper.)
I wish everyone a wonderful weekend and a happy Friday. Please stay safe this Labor Day weekend!