I just napped for like 2 hours and woke up not knowing what decade it was. I almost forgot to write a blog post today so I decided to go back and look at what I posted this time last year – and I did this tag. So I thought it would be fun to do it again now and see how my answers have changed in the past year. If it’s a question where my answer hasn’t changed I will say that obviously. I originally got this tag from Odette Swan, so check her out! Anyway, enough chatting let’s just get into the tag. But boy were they good hours! I am fully refreshed now to write this tag.
1. What is the last book adaptation movie you saw?
I recently rewatched one of my all-time favourite TV shows – Bitten, which is based on the novels of the same name by Kelly Armstrong. Highly recommend checking them out if you haven’t. All three seasons are on British Netflix. They are definitely an 18+ watch though, as it is mildly bloody and has a lot of nudity.
2. What book movie are you most excited for?
Although this technically isn’t a movie, the Shadow and Bone Series that is coming to Netflix in less than a month now is easily the most excited I have been for AGES!! I adore Kaz Brekker and the Darkling with my whole heart so I am dying to see this. April 23rd cannot come quick enough!
3. Which upcoming book movie will you definitely NOT see?
I would have to keep my answer pretty close to what I said last time and say – almost all of them. I’m not a big movie watcher. Much more of a tv show girl. I also typically don’t know a show is based on a book before watching. The Grishaverse/Shadow and Bone show is the exception to this for me.
4. Which book movie would you NEVER watch again?
I still agree with my answer of Fallen from last time, but for the sake of difference, I am also going to say the last hunger games (both of the last movies – part 1 and 2). I hated them both. They irritated me beyond belief. This is mostly out of their control seeing as it is the terrible writing by Suzanne Collins that wrecked this series but I still would never watch them for this reason. I love the first two hunger games films however!
5. Is there a movie you saw that made you want to read the book, if you hadn’t yet?
As I said, this is the case for most of the shows/films I enjoy and then discover are books. But actually getting round to reading them is more of a task. I did pick up The Princess Bride after adoring the movie – but the book was very slow and not really for me.
6. Conversely, is there a movie that made you never want to read the book?
Last time I said Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging – which is still true. But also The 5th Wave. I loved the concept of this but the movie just butchered this idea to me and really put me off the book.
7. Name an adaptation that has almost nothing to do with the book it’s supposedly based on.
I think I have to stick with my answer from before here – I have no idea. I cannot think of one since I often don’t read and watch both of the material.
8. Have you ever left the theater during a movie adaptation because it was so bad?
Still the same as before! No. I’ve paid money for that, I will endure it to the bitter end.
9. Do you prefer to watch the movie first or read the book first?
Like I said, if I have forewarning then I will try read the books first. But often I have no idea until after I have seen the said thing.
10. How do you feel about movie adaptations that age characters up? (ex. characters that are in middle-school, but in the movies they’re all 18)
Same answer here – I don’t think I’ve seen anything like this before.
11. Do you get angry when the actors don’t look like you thought the characters looked?
This is still the same as before also – Not at all. As long as the actor is talented and doesn’t butcher the role they can look however they like in my opinion. (Unless it’s quintessential to their role and their motivations as a character. But if the book character is meant to be blonde and the actor is brunette – I could not care about that)
12. Is there a movie you liked better than its book?
I mentioned this above but – The Princess Bride. This is my all time favourite film, not just adaptation but film in general. It’s book counter part is not bad…it’s just a lot of waffle and not much content. The film makes it funny, exciting and just amazing!
13. Name a book that you would love to see as a movie.
For fantasy – ACOTAR, The Folk of the Air series, the Red Queen series.
For Romance – Any of Jenn Bennett’s books, or Kirsty Moseley.
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I hope you enjoyed this! I hope you have a good weekend and I will be back on Monday with another post!