This movie is ranked #7 because of its poor portrayal of Paul Hawkin's novel 'The Girl on the Train'. This article highlights a few changes and shortcomings that occurred in the film that were imperative to the interpretation of the storyline. Many who read the book and watched the movie could agree that the film just didn't reach its full potential nor did it grasp the depth of Paul Hawkin's novel.
As many know, 'Twilight' has been a very popular film, especially for fans of Stephenie Meyer's novels. Despite its popularity, the film is almost impossible to understand without any bases of prior knowledge. This article compares both the book and the novel while also highlighting the difficulty of a new viewer trying to comprehend the film without having read the novel. On the contrary, the film does exceed in portraying the emotion and passion from the book. The infatuation between Bella and Edward is inevitable and is very accurately displayed thorough the film.
The film 'Divergent' did a great job displaying the imagery and content of Veronica Roth's novel. The director captured the intricate setting that most readers envision and made the characters nothing less than how they were portrayed in the book. The shortcomings of the film were minor but there were a few, somewhat major, plot changes in the movie that weren't present in the novel. The few plot changes landed this movie in the #5 spot because they were very obvious to readers and changed viewers' interpretations of certain things. This article addresses both the minor and major differences of the film versus the book.
The movie portraying 'The Help' by Kathryn Stockett did an exceptional job at bringing the novel to life. The movie possessed many of the details from the book, even the small intricate things. One flaw in the film is that some relationships or scenes from the novel weren't elaborated on, which is understandable due to the time restraints on movies. This review expatiates on some of the details and shallow relationships that the movie possesses.
The film 'The Martian' almost perfectly articulates Andy Weir's novel on screen. This movie gives a spectacular image of the major scenes, while also exhibiting the science portion of the novel. The movie didn't just make the story appealing to the eye, but it actually portrayed the information, details and emotion that Weir created through his words. The featured article expresses the similarities between the book and the film, with a few things that the movie did differently.
Rick Yancey's novel 'The 5th Wave' was exceptionally reenacted through a film. Yancey's description of the events and emotion were exemplified through this movie. This motion picture brought the imagination of readers to the screen. This video shows a snippet of the process that the cast went through to create this movie, which included having the book in hand and constantly using it as a reference.
The Hunger Games is arguable the best book-to-movie films. Every detail that readers imagined while reading Suzanne Collins novel was present in the film, which is why this it earned my top spot at #1. Even the characters were pictured just as they were described in the novel. It is incredible how precise the motion picture depicted the book in such a thorough manner which caused an outpour of admiration and appreciation for the film. This link is an article that gives more in-depth reasons on why 'Hunger Games' was such a great depiction of its novel.