We just started watching all the Harry Potter movies, since I finished reading all the books. Not sure if it’s because they are old of because I am, but they are pretty cheesy. Overall though, I enjoy things that match up to how I imagined them, and seeing MK watch them without having read the books.
The other books I’ve just finished reading and been a little obsessed with are The Millennium Trilogy, the novels by Stieg Larsson. We just watched the original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movie. I loved it. They’ve recently cast an American version of the film and I don’t really know anyone besides Robin Wright. I hope the movie can do the book justice!
What is you FAVORITE book they made into a movie situation?
Every one in the airport was reading Eat Pray Love so I figured it had to be worth checking out. I read it and thought it was really dumb. The kind of mid life old lady eat to figure out what’s wrong sob story. I also knew about 100 people I thought could have done a better job given the same opportunity.
I went and saw the movie anyway. And I don’t even know how I feel deep down inside about Julia Roberts. I’m not one of those girls that watched Pretty Woman when she’s PMS’ing or anything. The movie was awful. Proves there wasn’t much to work with in my opinion. It hurt my brain. DId anyone like it? Why?
I loved the Larsson books. Very sad he is gone and there won’t be more of them. I think Girl with the Dragon Tattoo may be my favorite movie based on a book. Normally, if I like the book, I do not like the movie. Very afraid Hollywood will ruin it because they won’t make it dark enough. Wish you were here because I need someone with whom to go see The Girl Who Played With Fire.
Never have read Harry Potter—are they really worth it? Always seemed a little tween to me. We are flying to England Saturday, so I will need lots of reading material. Not going anywhere near Eat Pray Love though. Nothing about that book’s description sounded appealing to me. I think I would react same as you did.
Oh, and if you need something else to read, I recommend the Hunger Games. Its marketed as young adult fiction, but the subject matter is pretty grown up.
DF is watching the Potter movies, too….so I’ve ended up seeing bits and pieces here and there =\