STOP. Please don’t stone me.
For the most part, books are better than the movie. It’s almost a universal truth. There are some rare occasions where the movie rises above the book as a clear winner though.
I sometimes lose a connection with movies when they’re “out of date”. This movie has great staying power for me. I could watch it over and over again and not get tired.
It’s not that the book was bad because it wasn’t. I still enjoyed it but the ‘editor’ overstepped his bounds and annoyed me. I highly recommend the book to everyone (but feel free to skim over the editor if he annoys you).
How to Train Your Dragon was a surprise hit for me. I’m usually a fan of animated movies and this looked cute so I took it home for the weekend. I absolutely loved it! Hiccup and Toothless were cute. There was good drama in the story. Not to mention this was the first Dreamworks movie I had seen where I felt the heart of the story. Plus the animation is gorgeous.
I eventually got around to reading the book because I wanted something cute with heart and ended up pretty disappointed. They changed up a lot of the story for the movie and I think they were changes for the better. The story didn’t have the charm of the movie(s).
Blah, blah, blah. Yes, I know this is technically a mini-series but I’m still mentioning it.
Then I watch the mini-series of P&P and loved it. It does look a bit dated but I still loved it. It’s definitive proof that books should be adapted into mini-series more often. The extended length gives the story a real chance to develop.