Movies are NEVER as good as the book!
For a long , time now I’ve usually dreaded watching movie adaptions of books I’ve loved, they very follow the book correctly and usually add a bunch of crap. Sometimes they get it better than others (Lord of the Rings for example) and some just leave me questioning whether they even read the book! Some, like Harry Potter for instance still is amazing but in some spots doesn’t follow the book exactly. The main movie I’m thinking of currently, are the three Narnia movie. Now, the first one was brilliant and almost completely true to the book. The second one was alright but definitely strayed from the book with the whole Susan/Caspian romance thing. I mean, they were like a thousand years apart… That was ridiculous! Now the third one. Oh gosh, Voyage of the Dawn Treader. I was expecting a lot out of this movie because it was always my favorite book in the series (Which by the way I have re-read every single book of each summer since I was in 2nd grade, they’re amazing!) and I was really hoping they’d stay true to it. I finally got the chance to watch it last night and it was horrible. Not only were the graphics somewhat shoddy but it’s like they didn’t even read the book! I mean really, it was almost like they found a few pages of the book scattered around one day and picked them up and put them in a random order. There was a LOT of story missing, a lot of story added and NONE of it was in the right order! I was heartbroken watching it. As someone who has been absolutely in love with Narnia since the second grade, I was beyond thrilled when they first announced they were making the books into movies. Now however I’m just extremely disappointed and left wanting so much more. I didn’t feel the magic I’ve always experienced, I didn’t connect to the characters very well and my favorite parts of the book were made into crap.