Thursday, March 14, 2013

That Awkward Moment you Like the Movie Better than the Book

That Awkward Moment you Like the Movie Better than the Book...


If I see 100 book to movie adaptations, 99 out of 100 times, I will like the book better than the movie. However, there is that 1 time in 100 where I will like the movie better than the book. Beautiful Creatures was that 1 in 100.

If you read my audio review of Beautiful Creatures you know that it wasn’t my favorite.  Despite my very best efforts, it just wasn’t for me. The plot was too slow  and the main characters never seemed able to accomplish anything of significance.

That being said, I did enjoy the movie, Beautiful Creatures. I found the changes in the plot and the fact that the movie was quite a bit shorter (thank goodness) made the movie much more entertaining. A lot of the (in my humble opinion) meaningless filler content was removed which made the movie much faster paced. There was more action and we were able to get from point A to point B without long, drawn out passages.

The movie changed several plot points and I really liked them. I wasn’t finished with the audio of Beautiful Creatures whenever I watched the movie so I wasn’t sure how it would end. The ending of the movie made me anxious to see how the next book would be and I started to move on to Beautiful Darkness. (Thank goodness, I didn’t do that because there was a lot that was changed. ) Once I got back into the audio I still found myself having to force myself forward.

I seriously hope they make the rest of the books into movies because I know I’m not going to read the rest of the books but I am curious to know how the story ends.

What about you? Has this ever happened to you? 
Did you like the Beautiful Creatures book or movie better?

You might have noticed that I haven't been doing This, That or Thought Thursdays for the past couple of weeks. I am thinking about changing my Thursday feature to That Awkward Thursday because my That Awkward Moment when a Cover you Love Gets Redesigned was so popular. I actually came up with several topics for this so I'm thinking about changing it or possibly alternating them.


  1. Yeah... I liked the movie better than the book too! Don't get me wrong, I did like the book, but the movie was SO MUCH BETTER! I really enjoyed the changes, how it moved along, etc. I did read Beautiful Darkness and was so bored with it. I want to finish the series, because I feel like I want to know how it ends, but I feel like I'm forcing myself to care about it!

    1. Sounds like we have very similar thoughts on this! Glad I'm not alone!!

  2. And yet...they probably won't be making any more movies, because Beautiful Creatures did very poorly in the box office. Life just isn't fair sometimes.


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