Movies I Liked Better Than the Book (& Other Confessions)

Hi, my name is Deborah O’Carroll, I’m a bookworm, and I’m here to talk about… movies.

Let’s face it: I’m a bookwyrm. (Wyrm here implying dragon, not earthworm/caterpillar/other creepy-crawly, thanks very much.) And Bookwyrms have a reputation for being strongly biased in favor of the book version as opposed to the movie version of many stories. This is almost always true of me, anyway. ๐Ÿ˜‰

But there are a few cases where I liked the movie even more (*shock*), or where I actually saw the movie FIRST (*gasp*), or where I have seen the movie and still haven’t read the book. (*more gasps* *cue bookworms in the back row fainting and having to be revived with smelling salts which smell suspiciously like books*)

This is by no means an exhaustive list, since, unlike with BOOKS, I do not keep lists of all the movies I’ve watched, with star-ratings, and whether they’re based on books, etc. So cataloguing every instance of the following categories would be exhausting — and if I’m going to be honest, I’d way rather go reorganize my bookshelves again and weep over my lack of shelf space these days.

ANYWAY.

Welcome to Bookworm Confessions: Movie Edition. (Including other categories because I don’t actually have all that many movies I liked more. XD)


Movies I Liked Even More Than the Books They Were Based On

Disclaimer: This isn’t to say I disliked the book versions — far from it, in some cases — I’m only saying that the movies were even better… in my opinion.

The Princess Bride

It’s just a fun movie! I haven’t seen it in ages and need to re-watch it, and it’s cheesy, but… eh… I don’t care! It’s just so epic and swashbuckling and original and funny! ๐Ÿ˜€ The book is fun too, but the movie just improved on it, IMO. Basically, it’s CLASSIC and I love it.

Treasure Island

THIS MOVIE! I like the Treasure Island book, but this is just the perfect movie version of it! Young Christian Bale as Jim Hawkins and Charlton Heston as Long John Silver are both perfect, the music by the Chieftains is AMAZING and just… I feel like the changes they made only made it better (like Jim’s mom, and less people dying. XD). It’s a little bloody because swashbuckling pirate movie, but I just really like it. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Muppet Christmas Carol

IT’S SO ADORABLE. The original Christmas Carol story is fine, but the Muppet version just makes it so FUN, and I don’t even like musicals usually (don’t throw things, please) but there’s a couple songs in this I love. And Michael Caine as Scrooge is just fantastic — plus there’s Nephew Fred and he had so much character. XD Anyway, it’s sheer fun but also has the spirit of the book’s message down just right. I just like it a lot. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Willows in Winter

I don’t know if anybody’s even HEARD of this, but it’s a sequel thing to The Wind in the Willows, and since it was animated the same, with the same voices, as a Wind in the Willows movie I watched growing up, I just loved it as a direct sequel and felt like it fit together really well. XD When I read the book it was based on, the book was all right, but it just didn’t have quite the heart that the movie version did, somehow? I felt like the movie made sense of it and made it fit with the original better. But it might just be because it went with the version I liked to watch. ๐Ÿ˜› Anyway, it’s a fun movie.


Movies I Saw Before Reading the Book

The Secret of Moonacre (movie) / The Little White Horse (book)

So, I didn’t know these were the same thing until I looked it up one time and went “whaaat?” But at the same time, kudos to them for changing the title since they changed everything ELSE about the story too. XD I saw the movie first, so I found it to be quite fun. And then I read the book and it was one of THE most gorgeous books I’d ever read. So I’m sure if I’d read the book first, I’d have been horrified at what the movie was like, but as it is, I ended up enjoying both, even if the book was better. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sense and Sensibility

Actually, I saw two different S&S versions before reading the book… but I still liked the book best. XD This one was better than the other one I saw, though. Colonel Brandon! (Edward Ferrars is best as his book self. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But I loved him playing with Margaret, and that she was even IN it — which the other movie I saw was lacking in. They just cut her character out?? Like… rude?)

Emma

Saw this one before reading the book, but, again, I still liked the book (especially Mr. Knightley!) much better, even though this one was fun. And before you ask, I’ve since seen two more Emma movies (after reading the book) and my fave might be Gwyneth Paltrow’s just because it’s so fun. XD But the book is still my favorite. None of the films do Mr. Knightley justice, IMO. And that’s a shame, because he’s so fabulous!

Mansfield Park

I actually hardly remembered this one when I read the book since it had been so long since watching… So I don’t even know if this counts. Ha! Anyway, I don’t remember this much but I don’t particularly love either the book or the movie. XD

The Princess Bride & The Muppet Christmas Carol & The Willows in Winter

Which may partially account for my liking them better as movies… since I saw them before reading their book versions. AHEM. (Nothing to see here, folks, just toootally coincidental, I’m sure. *cough*)


Movies I’ve Seen and Haven’t Read the Book Yet (But Intend To)

Captain Blood

I love this movie and totally need to read the book! It’s been sitting on my shelf waiting patiently. ๐Ÿ˜€ I know it won’t be… well… Errol Flynn, but I imagine I’ll enjoy the book all the same!

Eragon

I’ll probably read this sooomeday… I just haven’t felt like it/gotten around to it. I hear the movie is way more original than the book, even if it’s cheesy. XD But I do find the movie to be kind of fun, in a slightly ridiculous way. And of course I like Murtagh, so there’s that… ๐Ÿ˜›

Tuck Everlasting

I actually got the movie and the book at the same time at a library sale and was going to read the book first… but then I caved and just watched it. ๐Ÿ˜› It’s kind of fun though I can’t always decide how I feel about it. XD But sometime I’m going to just sit down and read the book because it’s tiny. I just… haven’t yet.

ย Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker (movie) / Stormbreaker (book)

(I find it vaguely hilarious that when I was searching for images of this book/movie, I kept getting Thor’s new hammer-axe thing. XD)

I randomly watched this movie and it was fun, if cheesy. I have the book and I’ve actually started it since, but haven’t finished because review books and deadlines. But it looks like it might be kind of similar to the movie… Not sure. But the movie had Ewan McGregor as Alex’s uncle, which was so cool. ๐Ÿ˜€ And Alex’s character looks kind of like a younger version of my character Adrian, which is also fun. XD


Movies I’ve Seen and Don’t Necessarily Plan To Read the Book

(but I might)

The Hunger Games / Catching Fire / Mockingjay

Dystopian is not my thing so I don’t know if I’ll get around to reading these. But I DID see the movies and enjoyed them in their own scary-movie kind of way. XD Just don’t get me started on annoying things about the last one. *cough* But who knows, I might surprise myself, and everyone, and read these sometime… Or at least the first couple. But maybe not.

Divergent / Insurgent / Allegiant

These were also surprisingly neat/interesting, particularly the first one (I think? I watched them all together so I hardly remember which is which except it gets progressively tiring the more Peter switches sides…). I also might end up reading these sometime (partly because I have a copy of the short stories about Four around, which I’m curious about) but, again, Dystopia… not my thing… and all that. So I don’t really feel like I need to.

How to Train Your Dragon

I don’t know if this actually counts, given how different the books/movies are. XD But from what I can tell, the books don’t really look like my thing and I just don’t think I’ll get around to reading them, which is fine with me. I love me these movies, though. ^_^


Movies I Actually Love Both the Book and the Movie

(even though, of course, the book is always better. ;))

Because sometimes, despite all odds, even if it’s not much like the book, I still like these movies. XD

This will not be an extensive list, but a few are:

The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings movies are just so epic, okay? I can’t help it. I love them. Even if they do wreck a few things along the way, which we just… won’t talk about right now. (*cough*Faramir*cough*) They’re just so gorgeous! โค The books are still way my favorite, but I can’t help loving these too.

(We just won’t talk about the Hobbit movies right now. *another coughing fit*)

Kidnapped (1995)

AAHH, this movie! It’s just delightful and Scottish and yes. Alan Breck Stewart is totally different in the book/movie, but I actually love both versions of him. XD And the MUSIC and bits of story they stole, ish, from the sequel, and… I just like it a lot.

Howl’s Moving Castle

Just because it’s so adorable, okay? I don’t know howww it works that I love the book so much and then the movie is TOTALLY different and I love that too, but… just don’t question it. I think they’re SO different that I can keep them separate in my mind AND IT’S JUST PRECIOUS HALP. (I do find it hilarious how movie-Howl and movie-Sophie etc. are so NICE and in the book they’re so… not. XD) I love the book way more, though, because the book version is amazing. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jeeves and Wooster

I don’t know what this is doing here but I was thinking of Bertie and Jeeves the other day and how I love the books but the show is really fun too. XD Like… they’re really rather different but, I don’t know, still super fun. ๐Ÿ˜€

Anything Sherlock Holmes

I LIKE ALL THE HOLMES THINGS, OKAY? I think the book version is still my favorite — he just has so much going and is awesome — but I just enjoy all the movie versions anyway. XD They all seem to bring out different sides of him (although I’m pretty sure people tend to forget that the REAL Holmes from the books was also a gentleman… *cough*) and while the book is the definitive version for me, the adaptions are just way too much fun. So. Yes. Give me all the Sherlock Holmes.


I know that as soon as I post this I’ll think of important movies/books that should be on this list, but OH WELL. It’s just a few, dontcha know. ๐Ÿ˜›

If there’s interest, I may do a sequel post about books I wish would be made into movies. (*gasp* The shock!)

If you want to read another Bookwyrm Confessions post, you can check out this one:

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So how about you, fellow bookwyrmish friends? I want to hear what you think! Have you seen/liked any of these? Is it indeed terrible to see the movie first?? (Have you disowned me yet?) And do you have any book/movie confessions to share? Let me know below in the comments! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for reading! ^_^

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29 thoughts on “Movies I Liked Better Than the Book (& Other Confessions)

  1. Oh, there are lots of movies that I liked better than the book! Usually it’s because I was interested in the story, but the author’s writing style either annoyed me or put me to sleep (Divergent and The Hunger Games completely). I also could not STAND the ending to Allegiant AND Mockingjay (but not necessarily for reasons people might think), so I was much more satisfied with the film version of Allegiant. Mockingjay…yeah, just grab me a glass of water…

    There are also several movies I’ve seen and have no intention of ever reading the book! And I don’t know if I should actually be admitting that, lol… But the fact is, there are some subjects and styles of writing that I just never want to be face to face with in text — but I would like to see what happens with a certain plot, or maybe it’s a historical event I want to learn more about, but attempting to read a non-fic/textbook-ish account will encourage a tantrum. Hence, I stick to the movie — and don’t feel bad about it!

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    • Those are fair points! The first-person-present-tense style of Divergent/HG is another reason I haven’t read it yet. ๐Ÿ˜›

      Yeah, I know what you mean. Just… sometimes we don’t need to read the book and that’s okay. ๐Ÿ™‚ Especially when it’s quicker to just see it and if we don’t care enough to read the book. XD

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      • I don’t mind 1st-person-present-tense (it depends on the setting as to whether I think it can be pulled off in a story). My biggest issues with HG and Divergent were the fact that there was so much unnecessary stuff… I mean, in the sections that were supposed to pass for worldbuilding, or filling in backstory, the narrators would go on and on and on about tiny things that meant nothing to the plot at that moment (or would in, say, the next few pages)… It was why I don’t care to re-read Divergent, and why I skipped chunks of HG in the middle, and a whole lot of Catching Fire. And both the narrators become intensely WHINY, and I just have no sympathy for that, because we already KNOW they’re in a repressive, tyrannical world (especially Katniss), and to be honest, I was just like, “Why are you complaining about whether the boy likes you back or not, when you know for a FACT your entire family could be SLAUGHTERED by the next chapter?!” It just felt so terribly juvenile and ridiculous to me, given the premise of the plots.

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  2. The Muppet Christmas Carol is one of my favorites as well!
    As for confessions, well, erm, can I say that I like the new Voyage of the Dawn Treader movie more than the book? *hides from the fury of the bookworms*

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    • YAY! *high-five* It’s so adorable and I love it so much. ^_^

      :O *GASP* THE SHOCK. You are disowned! Juuust kidding. XD Heeheehee. I mean, I felt like they wrecked the book too much, buuut obviously some people had to have liked it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      It was brave of you to share this confession and brave the fury of the bookworms. *nods seriously*

      No but really, thanks for chiming in! XD

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  3. This was so fun!!! I’m loving these bookworm (or bookWYRM yes!) confession posts. I think we all have scandalous bookworm secrets. ;P

    I have DEFINITELY seen a lot of movies before reading the books…or haven’t read the books yet. There are some movies I refuse to see before reading the books, but some I just don’t care too much about enough to bother with it. And then sometimes I see the movie and don’t even realize it’s based off a book until later!

    I agree 100% about The Princess Bride. I liked it much better than the book. The book had some gems though, but still! Somehow the movie became a classic more than the book!
    I’ve…I’ve never actually read Treasure Island or seen any adaptation. (Unless you count Treasure Planet bawahaha!). SHAMEFUL I KNOW.
    The Muppet Christmas Carol is wonderful! I pretty much like ALL versions of that story, the actual book very much included. It’s just such a fun tale!
    And I’ve never heard of The Willows in Winter! But I’ve definitely heard of The Wind in the Willows. I’ve just never read it. Whoops. I’d like to someday though!

    Did I tell you I saw The Secret of Moonacre? About a month or two ago, I believe. It was a cute little movie. Kinda cheesy, but still fun. Lol. I’d LOVE to read The Little White Horse sometime!

    Sense and Sensibility is one of the few Jane Austen books I’ve read and have NOT seen an adaptation of. Which is strange for me, because with classics I usually watch the movies and rarely read the books. And yes, that’s basically the most shameful thing a bookworm can do. SO SCANDALOUS. Although often I like seeing the movies first, because I can’t always follow classics well, so if I know the gist of the story I can understand the book much better. xD

    I saw the Eragon movie before reading the book, believe it or not! And I thought the movie was cool, so read the book right after, and then realized the movie was actually awful. Funny how our perceptions change! (I did the same with the Percy Jackson series.) But, honestly, I didn’t find the book all that great either. Lol.

    And the Tuck Everlasting movie was the same. Saw the movie, loved it, so went out and got the book and loved it too. Except…I was like 10 or something at the time, so I’m not sure if I’d really like either of them anymore? Not sure.

    Somehow I didn’t even realize there WAS an Alex Ryder movie. o.O Huh. I’ve never read the books, but they seem kinda intriguing.

    I haven’t read OR seen the Divergent stuff yet. SOMEDAY.

    Yes, we can’t help but love the LotR movies despite some of the unthinkable things they did. BUT THEY’RE JUST SO AMAZING GAH. And HMC as well! You’d think we’d both detest that movie, being as how they changed our favorite book so much. But…I just can’t NOT love it. It’s so fun! But I think you’re right, they’re so different that I can separate the book and movie in my mind enough to appreciate both of them.

    And yes to ALL the Sherlock things. ALL OF ‘EM!!!

    Wow, this got long. o.o But you hit on two of my favorite things to fangirl over: Books and movies! And this was so fun! I loved reading about your bookworm confessions! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Yay! I’m glad you enjoyed it. ๐Ÿ™‚ So scandalous. XD

      Yeah, sometimes if I just don’t care enough to read it first — that’s a good point!

      AAAHH I love Treasure Planet! It’s so fun! ๐Ÿ˜€ You should definitely see or read a more Treasure-Island-y one someday… but that’s okay. ๐Ÿ˜‰
      MEEP I love the Muppet Christmas Carol and I’m so glad you agree. ๐Ÿ˜€ *huggles it*
      Whaaaat? :O The Wind in the Willows is so classic! Such a fun story. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Awesome! The Secret of Moonacre was definitely fun, if cheesy. XD YOU MUST READ THE LITTLE WHITE HORSE. It’s so good.

      The S&S movie I mentioned was pretty good — I think you’d like it. ๐Ÿ™‚ And that’s perfectly fiiine to watch classic movies first if it helps one follow along better. ๐Ÿ˜› I know what you mean. And sometimes there’s just not TIME to read all the things, and movies take less time, usually. So if you just don’t care enough to read the classic or… the dystopian, in my case (HEE. XD) then it might be acceptable… maybe. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      I know! Like, I think I liked Tuck Everlasting but I don’t even know. XD Definitely going to read the book sometimes though.

      Yep, I didn’t know there was an Alex Rider book either! It was fun. I do need to read the book sometime… because spy kid stuff. ๐Ÿ˜›

      I KNOWWWW. The LOTR movies are just amazing, despite everything. And yep, HMC is definitely different enough — but I love that we both love both of them. XD

      SHERLOOOOCK THIIIINGS. ๐Ÿ˜€

      *huggles your long comment* Yay! I’m so glad! It was fun to write, and I had so much fun reading your responses too! XD

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  4. I also prefer the Princess Bride movie to the book . . . but I don’t particularly care for the book, so. ๐Ÿ˜› Also, I agree with what you said about the contrast between book and movie of Howl’s Moving Castleโ€” it reminds me of a post I saw on Pinterest. I was going to summarize it here, but I just went to so much effort to find it again that I think I’m just going to send it to you instead. ๐Ÿ˜›

    As for my own bookish movie confessions . . . I liked the movie Prince Caspian better than the book for a very, very long time. ๐Ÿ˜› And I like the Hobbit movies. That’s all I got.

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    • I remember thinking the book was mostly fun, but I still agree. XD Thanks for the Howl pins! SO HILARIOUS!!! XD

      Heehee. I’ve heard a lot of people have trouble getting into the Prince Caspian book, and the movie was kind of fun… even if some of it annoyed me… so… And I liked the Hobbit movies as movies but ugh, some of the changes. XD (AND THRANDUIL AND MOVIE-BILBO AND BARD. I mean, yeah. There’s good things.) Anyway, great bookish movie confessions. ๐Ÿ˜›

      And never ever be sorry for sending me HMC/DWJ things! โค

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  5. YES. I’m totally okay with liking the movie more than the books, and I completely agree with the Princess Bride! And I completely agree with you about Lord of the Rings and Sherlock. ๐Ÿ˜€ Great post!!!

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  6. What a fun post idea! I think I generally like the movie more, if I see it before the book.
    The Hunger Games books are really good, I think I like them more than the movies.
    I love both versions of Howl’s Moving Castle too!

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    • That does seem to be true… I just get so attached to the book version and then feel like the movie ruined it, if I read the book first. ๐Ÿ˜› But at the same time sometimes I feel bad watching the adaption first. I DUNNO.
      Good to know about HG! I enjoyed the movies, so yeah.
      *highfive* YES. HMC is always awesome! ^_^

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  7. The Willows in Winter has been animated??! Don’t know why I didn’t know that, but now I HAVE to see it. I absolutely loved the animated original shows growing up as well. Still have to pull them out to re-watch on occasion ๐Ÿ˜€

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  8. Well, if it’s terrible to see the movie first (or only)… then I’m terrible right there with ya.

    I may have to steal this idea and do my own list. I feel like I’ve touched on this idea before, but not done a complete post, and I’m always looking for fun post ideas. ๐Ÿ™‚ Ooh, such a list forming in my head….

    Totally agree about Princess Bride (actually, that one’s a complete toss-up for me) and Muppet Christmas Carol (though my favorite Christmas Carol movie is the 1951 version with Alistair Sim as Scrooge…. and my second favorite may just be “The Man Who Invented Christmas”) but I do love the Muppet version, too.

    HOW did I not know there was a Treasure Island with Christian Bale??!?!?!?! I know what I’m picking next time we have movie night.

    I read a couple of the How to Train Your Dragon books… and they just… don’t get any better. I was SO disappointed. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    I have yet to see either Mockingjay movie, though I want to. The books… just didn’t thrill me. I liked the first one, but the other two were just kind of “meh.”

    I love that version of Sense and Sensibility! I have not yet read the book, though.

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    • Heehee… I’m USUALLY not terrible, but sometimes… yeah. XD

      DO IT! I’d love to see a list from you! ๐Ÿ™‚

      I do enjoy both versions of The Princess Bride. The only Christmas Carol movie I’ve seen is the Muppets one, so. XD I JUST re-watched the Treasure Island movie with young Christian Bale after writing this post. XD It’s so good! I hope you can find it somewhere to watch! And you’ll have to let me know what you think if you see it! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yeah. I’m content to stick with the movies with HTTYD. Just very different as books, I hear. ๐Ÿ˜›

      Good to know about the HG books. I did kinda enjoy the Mockingjay movies… in a way… sometimes. XD

      It’s a fun S&S movie! You should read the book sometime! ๐Ÿ™‚ Or better yet, read Kelsey Bryant’s retelling, Suit and Suitability, in the Vintage Jane Austen series! ๐Ÿ˜€

      Thanks for sharing all your thoughts! Always love chatting books and movies with you. ^_^

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  9. The Princess Bride is just the best. ๐Ÿ˜€ And I actually read and watched the Alex Rider book and movie and I liked both equally, though maybe the book just a bit more. Sometimes cheesy spy thrillers are just good plain fun. ^_^

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  11. BookWYRM. Got it. (And where can I find these smelling salts which smell suspiciously like books?)

    First off. I have never seen the Princess Bride, but I kind of want to, if but to learn a little more about last yearโ€™s Most Loyal Friend Silmaril winner. ๐Ÿ˜

    Itโ€™s weird. For this first part of the post, I seem to like the movie version better, except itโ€™s a different movie version from the one you mentioned. *shrugs*

    I liked the old Disney Treasure Island (and, like Christine, I watched Treasure Planet, which is sort of a retelling), but have never read the book. *shocked gasp* I kind of want to see the Charlton Heston one, though. Because, ya know, CHARLTON HESTON. And Christian Bale, too, apparently. Which I was not aware of.

    With A Christmas Carol, Iโ€™ve seen a lot of versions of it… but not the Muppet one. I think my favourite one is probably Scrooge (1970). And donโ€™t worry, I wonโ€™t throw things at youโ€”I donโ€™t usually like musicals either. I donโ€™t usually WATCH musicals. But there are a few I do like, and this is probably my favourite. (The soundtrack is often playing in our house all Christmas long). Every year when I watch it, I get up wanting to go see the filmmakers and sing *THANK YOU VERY VERY VERY MUCH!!* XD

    (On a related note, The Man Who Invented Christmas [about how Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol] is absolutely amazing. I think it was a book first, which I have not read, but the movie is so brilliant and wonderful. If you havenโ€™t seen it, please go on a Christmas In July spree and watch it.)

    And wait. If thatโ€™s a sequel to the same Wind in the Willows adaptation Iโ€™m thinking ofโ€ฆ where can I find this?!

    I watched Secret of Moonacre first and loved it, then found out it was based on The Little White Horse, read it, and loved it too. SAME AS YOU! ๐Ÿ˜› And yes, good on them for changing the name, because it is not the same story at all.

    I seem to remember watching Sense and Sensibility when I was little. Like, REALLY LITTLE. But now I want to watch it again, because I remember next to nothing about it. And Iโ€™ve now heard itโ€™s really good. (But is Margaret the little sister? Because I do remember the little sister a bit.)

    Now itโ€™s my turn to say โ€œplease donโ€™t throw things at meโ€ because… *whispers* I have never read any Jane Austen books. *throws up hands to shield face* Iโ€™M SORRY!

    I think I saw Captain Blood once! I donโ€™t remember it very well, though. And I have not seen the rest of those in this part of the list?

    I have the first How to Train Your Dragon book, but I kind of just skipped around in it. It seemed like it was really nothing like the movie. I was glad that Toothless won Most Magnificent Dragon last year, though!

    I donโ€™t believe Iโ€™ve seen the Lord of the Rings movies very much. Iโ€™ve rewatched the first half of Fellowship occasionally, but I donโ€™t think Iโ€™ve rewatched the entire trilogy since the first time. Maybe Iโ€™ll do that again sometime soon. (Although I completely agree about Faramir. *goes into a coughing fit with you from the smoke of the burning wreckage*)

    Aw, why not talk about the Hobbit movies? I loved the first one so much. The third one was pretty good too, if kind of overdone in ways. I did not like the second one very much (except a few things). They did change things, and sometimes it was absolutely ridiculous. But Bilbo was always spot-on. *applauds Martin Freemanโ€™s performance wildly*

    I didnโ€™t know that there was another movie version of Kidnapped! The version Iโ€™ve seen is the old 1950s Disney version. I think a lot of Disneyโ€™s old live-action adaptations were really spot-on. My dad told me itโ€™s really accurate to the book (though I havenโ€™t read it yet). You should check it out! Itโ€™s really good.

    Iโ€™ve not seen or read Howlโ€™s Moving Castle, and really have no clue what itโ€™s about? (Again, please donโ€™t throw stuff at me.)

    Ah, yes! Jeeves and Wooster! I do like both versions (though the books do have even more hilarious descriptions). Wodehouse was a comic genius. Thereโ€™s even a few BBC radio adaptations floating around somewhere. I think my favourite is probably Joy Comes In The Morning (Uncle Percy is absolutely hilarious).

    SHERLOCK HOLMES. YASSS. I love all of those versions up there. Every, single, one. One more I might add, though, is this old-ish TV show withโ€ฆ Jeremy Brett, I think is his name. He does a really good job as Holmes. And itโ€™s probably the most accurate adaptation Iโ€™ve ever seen. So… just a note. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    I know, I know, half of my freakishly long comment was just me saying โ€œIโ€™ve never seen that version, but hereโ€™s one that I liked…โ€ Sorry for that! And for the freakishly long comment! But I really liked the post. Very interesting!

    (PS: I did LIKE Voyage of the Dawn Treader, despite how different it was from the book.)

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    • Firstly: YOUR COMMENT MAKES ME HAPPY. THANK YOU.

      I have no idea where to find these book-smelling-salts but if you find them you will have to tell us. XD

      Ooh, yes, you should see The Princess Bride if only to meet the Most Loyal Friend! It’s a really fun (if slightly old/cheesy) movie. ๐Ÿ˜€

      Oh, yes, I love Treasure Planet! You should definitely try the Charlton Heston one someday. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      That’s so fun you’ve seen several of A Christmas Carol! I have heard good things of The Man Who Invented Christmas so thanks for the additional rec! ๐Ÿ™‚ Yay, I’m not the only one who doesn’t usually watch musicals. ๐Ÿ˜› I do like a few though.

      YESSS, I love that Wind in the Willows cartoon! I don’t know where you can find the sequel but it’s super fun if you do! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Okay, that makes me happy we both saw/read Secret of Moonacre/Little White Horse like that. XD I agree it’s good they changed the name… heehee.

      Yep, the younger sister of the two main sisters in Sense and Sensibility. And Edward Ferrars was mock-sword-fighting with her in the background AND IT WAS ADORABLE. XD

      It’s okay! I know plenty of people who haven’t read Jane Austen books, even those who profess to be huge fans due to the movies! *laughing* I enjoy the books, and the films, but I’m not about to get annoyed at people for not having read them. ๐Ÿ˜›

      Captain Blood is so fun! YAY FOR TOOTHLESS! And the LotR movies are still totally worth rewatching… I need to do that too. (Bless you for your comment about Faramir and the burning wreckage. XDDD)

      I just have complicated relationships with the Hobbit movies. I did enjoy them, but they messed with sooo many things. I do LOVE Martin Freeman as Bilbo, though! And I actually love Thranduil and Bard and things, so yes. ๐Ÿ˜€

      Oh, cool! I didn’t know a lot of the old Disney live-action adaptions were good like that. I don’t remember if I’ve seen that Kidnapped or not…

      Okay, okay, not throwing things… but… HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE IS SO GOOOOOD! ๐Ÿ˜€ So… it’s really heard to describe, but it’s a fantasy kind of fairytale-world-twisted-on-its-head sort of thing, by Diana Wynne Jones (one of my favorite authors) and… I can’t explain it but it’s really good if one likes fantasy. XD The movie is a Japanese anime adaption and verrry different, but adorable.

      YAY FOR ALL THE JEEVES THINGS. I haven’t heard the BBC radio adaptions–that’s awesome! :O

      YAY FOR ALL THE HOLMES TOO! I think I’ve seen some Jeremy Brett and liked him too! I should definitely watch some more of those. ๐Ÿ˜€

      Thanks for your wonderfully thorough comment! I love it! (Even if I took terribly long to get around to replying — sorry!)

      (*gasp* The shock! No, I know some people who like it, so yeah. XD It’s just sooo different!)

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