Today’s Prompt: Favorite book turned into a movie
I don’t watch many movies at all. Usually, if I read a book that was turned into a movie, I avoid the movie, because the movie is typically disappointing.
Most of Stephen King’s books made decent movies: Carrie, It, Cujo, and Needful Things were all pretty good.
When I watch a movie, I usually find myself saying, “If that movie was a book, I would have enjoyed it a lot more.”
Angels and Demons (Dan Brown) was decent as a movie, but it wasn’t really one of my favorites.
OK, I know a good one. The Devil Wears Prada (Lauren Weisberger) was better in movie form than in book form. I read the book a few years after I saw the movie and the book was actually somewhat boring. It had an almost pretentious air to it that the movie didn’t really have, and somehow, the characters were more sympathetic on the screen than they were on paper. Both the book and the movie made me roll my eyes at how stuck up people in the fashion industry can be.
I would recommend the movie, mainly for the humor and Meryl Streep’s excellent performance as the “devil in Prada,” but I’d pass on the book.