Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Top 3 Movie Adaptations of 2013

Being a big reader of YA books, it was a good year at the cinema for me. Lots of my favourite books were adapted to movies, so today I bring to you my top 3 movie adaptations of 2013. They might not all be world wide hits and improvements could be made but I still loved them. 

I don't think I could write this list without mentioning Catching Fire. It was a brilliant movie and faithful adaptation. It was incredibly close to the books and it really captured emotions that I felt the first movie lacked. It was an incredible movie and I cannot wait for parts 1 and 2 of Mockingjay over the next two years. 

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The Hunger Games  DVD
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire DVD Pre-Order 
The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay books 

 My second favourite adaptation is The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie. I know this bombed at the box office and the second will probably not be made but I hope it it. I loved the movie, and while somethings were a little silly and overlooked it was a good film. I was engrossed watching it and it inspired my to carry on the book series past the first book. I hope they can get the second one on track and maybe just a bit more faithful to the novel so I can watch Jamie Campbell Bower covered in tattoos once again.   

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones DVD
  City of Bones (Mortal Instruments) BOOK

 My third favourite and last on this list is The Host. The book is one, if not my most, favorite book of all time. I've read and reread it and I was so excited for the movie. I did love the movie but just not as much as the book. I know why I don't love it quite as much but that cannot be changed. It wasn't that the director or writer missed something vital it was just little bits that were captured in the book that made it special are almost impossible to capture on film in the short period of time they had. If the movie was something stupid like 5 hours it might have captured those moments, but no one is sitting down and watching a 5 hour movie. 

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The Host DVD The Host Book  


  1. I keep on meaning to watch the Hunger Games and Catching Fire. Thanks for this review, it had made me want to read the books now.

  2. My favourite had to be The Great Gatsby!