Let us be honest, behind most movies are really amazing books. At least that is my opinion, and sometimes i had to see the movie before i got the chance to read the book. Usually when we read a book and we’re hyped about the movie, eventually we get a little disappointed.
But what happens if we see the movie first? Is the movie good enough to make you read the book or not? Is the movie better or the book?
Mortal Engines. Last year when we were looking for movies to watch we found Mortal Engines. In the beginning I was a little skeptical about the theme of the movie, but when I finished watching it, my mind was changed. I found the whole series, bought the books and read them all. From my point of view the book was better but the movie was awesome as well
Pride and Prejudice. Who doesn’t know the story of Ms Bennet and Mr Darcy? Personally I love the version starring Keira Nightly. Really loved it. And even though I had the book on a shelve for years, I only read it ten months ago. Although I loved the movie I have to say that the book was much much better.
Eragon. It was 2006 when i first saw the movie and it had everything! Dragons, elves, dwarfs, magic, a hero and a bad king. In the beginning the movie was one of the reasons I read the book, but after I finished it I was very disapointed. With the movie. After the book I wondered what made me like it. The book was very good for me, and I have to say that by the time I read the first one, the second one was already released so I managed to feed enough of my curiocity. So definately the book in this case is better than the movie.
Twilight: I know, I know… I’m a sucker for forbidden love stories, and this one was definately one of them. I remember watching the movie for a month straight, every day. And then i read the book. First in my language and then in English. For me the story was quite original at the time and being a young adult I think I could relate a little bit with Bella. Remember book Bella is different than movie Bella. And again the book was much better than the movie.
Divergent: Another dystopian movie that come out on 2014. I really liked the setting of the movie, the utopian Chicago and the fractions system. Trish was a fighter determined to find a place to belong. The movie was interesting enough for me to read the books. And the book I have to say almost ruined the movie for me.
Have you seen a movie that you liked enought to make you read the original book? Tell which one!