I think that for book lovers book adaptations are a big deal. Some people love them, some people hate them, and it totally depends on WHAT is being adapted.
There are so many books that are being adapted to movies ( or t.v shows) at the moment, and I’m excited, but also nervous because if I don’t like the adaptation, I’m worried that it’ll put me off of the book.
Adaptations that I usually don’t like are ones that either stray so far from the book, this could be many little things or one huge factor that basically changes the entire book, or ones that consist of generally TERRIBLE acting.
OR it could be a combination of this, for example the shadow hunter t.v show is not how I wanted it to be, and I preferred the film way more. In this particular case, I found that everything was wrong with the t.v show, from the seraph blades (I probably spelt that wrong), to Alec, Jace, Hodge and Izzy not having English accents, some of the casting not being as great as I thought I could be, to the Institute being packed (it’s literally silent there in the books) and the way that everything was focussed around Jace and Clary’s relationship- though that could have been to make the ending more dramatic, I’m not sure.
Some adaptations are good, many I find are, as they are relatively similar to the books, and little is changed, or have maybe cut out some scenes that could have been removed WITHOUT damaging the story. For example, I found that the second and third hunger games book was really well adapted and found that I enjoyed the films as much as the book, as they created such a great adaptation to the world that Suzanne Collins made up. Not too many things were changed, and I think that’s the key thing: not changing too many things, but just a few so it doesn’t drag, as the films can’t be 100% true to the book or they’d be 100 hours long!
In the end, I think that is 100% percent a personal preference, as people can either love or hate books depending on a variety of factors. What adaptations have you loved/hated? Do you like adaptations at all?
Sorry for the short rant today. . .