Today is day 19 of the 30-day-book-challenge that I am doing here on my blog, which means today I am talking about my favourite book to movie adaptation. And yes before I day anything else I am going with the very obvious choice of Harry Potter. Before we get into that though I’d love to know what your favourite book to movie adaptation is, so leave a comment down below or come and tell me on my Instagram (@theoriginalbookdragon).
I realise that my answer for this prompt is very generic and I’m sure a lot of people would have chosen Harry Potter, but let me tell you why. First of all I haven’t actually seen all that many book to movie adaptations, which means I have a very limited selection to choose from. I have seen the hunger games and I watched the Percy Jackson films, but we don’t talk about those. I also watched the first divergent film, but never watched the other 2 because I wasn’t that bothered. I still haven’t seen Love Simon (I know I’m awful) and I haven’t seen the movie for the hate u give either. So really I could only choose between The Hunger Games and Harry Potter and while I do love the Hunger Games, nothing compares to Harry Potter.
Despite the fact that I’m an awful person and keep putting off watching all of these other book to movie adaptations that I really should watch (please feel free to scream at me on my Instagram about it until I do watch them), I mainly chose Harry Potter because of what it means to me. Like so many other people my age (I’m 15 btw in case you didn’t know) I grew up watching the films, was read the books as bedtime stories and was just old enough to get excited about the release of the final book. My parents took me to Warner Brothers Studio whenever they could and I have had the robes since I was a child. Everyone in my house loves Harry Potter (even my Dad who isn’t the kind of person to fall in love with books/movies), so Harry Potter has always been a part of my life. I can’t imagine what my life would be like if I hadn’t been brought up to be the Harry Potter fanatic that I am, so I had to choose them.
The movies aren’t perfect of course, but no book to movie adaptation is. I am actually planning to re-read each of the books in turn next year and watch the accompanying film straight after, so that I can write a sort of detailed analysis/comparison of the two for you all on here. Would you be interested in that? I love the Harry Potter films, but I also like to pick them apart and point out all the little things they missed and discuss them, so maybe that is something for next summer?
Anywho, I hope you have enjoyed today’s post about me gushing over Harry Potter and revealing how bad I am at keeping up with film releases and don’t forget to tell me what your favourite book to movie adaptation is in the comments!
Goodbye for now!
Over and Out