Top 10 Worst Book-to-Film Adaptations

Hearing that your favorite book is being turned into a movie can either be the best news in the world, or the worst. More often than not, it’s the latter. Join as we count down our picks for the top 10 worst book-to-film adaptations.

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  1. The Cat and the Hat movie is fun. Percy Jackson is, by far, the absolute worst adaptation ever made. They even falsely advertised in the first trailer that the film would be like the book.

  2. IMO, the ‘Saga Of Darren Shan’ movie is the worst Book-to-Film adaptation that exists. As well as removing vital characters from the plot, it also tried to combine three books into one movie, added elements that never existed in the source material (increased vampire powers after drinking blood? Please take a long walk off of a short plank, over a bottomless pit) and characters that never existed. Monkey Girl is a joke, and not even a good one.


  3. Went to see Dune with some people that had read the book. None of them liked the movie at all. I had never read the book and really enjoyed the movie. Was the only one that went home happy.

  4. For me one of the worst book to movie adaptation would have to be warm bodies. They turned an interesting, unique, and complex story into a pathetic romantic comedy.

  5. When it comes to Percy Jackson, you can really just watch the movies before reading the books and you’ll barely get any spoilers

  6. Why does Nic Cage as Captain Corelli sound like an Italian trump in the bomb scene.

    “It will be a fantastic explosion! Tremendous, really. People, good people, they come up to me they say: ‘you have thee best explosions’. Those other guys, they can do explosions like i can, believe me folks. I’m here to make. explosions. great again, i am.”

  7. To be fair, most of the other adaptations of Gulliver’s Travels don’t use the book’s darker parts & satire, if just because they don’t have time & because Lilliput is the most fantastical/humorous.
    Though the crude humor and pop culture references aren’t doing this one any favors…

  8. I’m writing this before I even watch it.. But if the eye bloodening, ear drum rupturing movie based on Eragon (the book) written by Christopher Paolini, this list needs an update.

  9. I liked the Percy Jackson movies, and yes I’ve read the books. I do agree they should have a lot more of what happens in the books in the movies, but they weren’t bad at all

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