It's Top 10 Tuesday (hosted at The Broke and the Bookish) and the topic is Top 10 Book-to-Movie Adaptations. Okay, so some really didn't work for me: Percy Jackson, Chronicles of Narnia, Golden Compass... But these not-quite-10 did. This is such a random list off the top of my head:
Harry Potter based on the books of J.K. Rowling
Does anyone dislike these? I mean, anyone who was first a fan of the books? I seriously doubt it. It was like someone had jumped into my imagination and recreated the books EXACTLY as I envisioned them. From casting to the special effects, these movies were perfectly done.
Pride & Prejudice based on the book by Jane Austen
I know what you're thinking, "But which version, Anna?" Gahhhh how to pick. Listen, I know the Keira Knightley one butchered it a bit, but Matthew Macfayden was a lovely Darcy. In the end, though, the best is the BBC miniseries version staring Colin Firth.
Emma based on the book by Jane Austen
No! Not the Gwyneth Paltor one! Calm down! I'm talking about the recent Masterpiece Classics version starring Romala Garai and Jonny Lee Miller. Swoon.
Eclipse based on the book by Stephenie Meyer
Say what you will about these books, I think Eclipse was clearly the best of the adaptations onto film. I know they're flawed, but I love 'em anyway! Besides, Robert Pattinson. 'Nuff said.
Lord of the Ring trilogy based on the books by JRR Tolkien
Merry and Pippin are my favorite part. But it was all done so sweepingly. Epic!
And, last but not least, Tom and Huck based on The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Brad Renfro! JTT! This gets the stamp of approval just in honor of my 11-year-old self.