The other night I sat down and watched Eragon with my husband. We both love the book series and even though the movie and book are much different, like most books to movies are, we still love the movie.
And even though Twilight, the movie, is nowhere near as awesome as the book and Robert Pattinson is NOTHING like the Edward in my head, I still liked the movie.
To me, there's just something about seeing the character's and story come to life. I mean, who's not excited to see the last Harry Potter movies?
Again, it's too bad when they make a movie they usually don't get actors to satisfy everyone in the world. But the thing is, they can't. Character's are so personal, but the story is the same. And usually having that story come to life is somewhat thrilling.
Now back to my original movie mention, Eragon. Even though the movie wasn't the best and didn't stick to the book 100%, when it was over, my husband and I really wanted there to be another. It came to life and we wanted the visual story to continue.
I just have to add that although I don't always like the movie after the book, more often than not it wasn't a bad movie. And each time I wonder if I would've liked the movie more if I hadn't read the book or if maybe the book made me like the movie a bit more. Just a thought.
So, I wonder, what's your favorite book to movie? I love the Harry Potter series, but I also love to watch so many others over and over again. How many times have I sat through Pride and Prejudice with Collin Firth in clingy pants? How about North and South with Richard Armitage? Or maybe a little Star Wars or Lord of the Rings?