Thursday, December 24, 2009

Holiday Break Reading Challenge #7

Holiday Break Reading Challenge

Best and Worst Book-to-Movie Adaptations

This Activity is completely and totally based on your opinion.

1 - You need to choose the BEST Book-to-Movie Adaptation you've seen and the WORST Book-to-Movie Adaptation you've seen.

2 - Post the pictures of the book cover next to the movie poster for each pair.

For fun, I'm going to start with the worst:

City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

For those of you that have seen the movie and not the book... there are no huge insects in the book. *shakes head*

And the Best:

Why? Because seriously.. Jim Carrey really made the best Count Olaf.


  1. :O!!! I LOVE THIS SERIES! (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
    It's the best ever. I should re-read it again. And I agree with you, it's the best! :D

  2. Good choices. I am having a hard time with this challenge.

  3. Your trickery. I finally thought someone had seen the light (pun intended) and given City of Ember its due. I also thought they did a bang up job with A Series of Unfortunate Events.

    Oh well, guess I am fighting a losing war with City of Ember.

  4. SNEAKER! Putting the worst first! Anyway, as you can see from Scott's comment, several people listed CITY OF EMBER as the worst. Thanks for posting.

  5. Sorry Scott but I totally agree with The City of Ember. When the big giant mole showed up - I was done with the movie. It could've been sooooooo good!

  6. I agree that Jim Carrey was the best Count Olaf ever, but the film had three books mashed into it. I think it was just too much. I never saw City of Ember, but I wasn't insanely interested with the trailers I had seen.

  7. I've never read either books, so I can't really say. I did enjoy both movies, but I absolutely love Lemony Snicket!

  8. Totally agree with Jim Carrey as Olaf... he IS Count Olaf!

  9. Good choice. And I cant imagine anyone besides Jim Carrey as Olaf.

  10. Jim Carrey was aweseome indeed :D

  11. Hmm interesting ones. I wasn't really that keen on The Series Of Unfortunate Events movie but Jim Carrey did do a good job as Olaf.

  12. I would have to agree with you on A Series of Unfortunate Events. I'm glad they used the first 3 books for the movie and I loved how they tied up the loose ends at the end.


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