Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Book-to-Film: Trailers Galore

Several trailers were released this week for book adaptations, all of which I am excited for!  Here are three that have stood out to me:

Personally, I thought The Maze Runner film was superior to the book.  While I declined to read the rest of the series, I think I will be seeing this film sequel.  This means that I'll be watching the film without knowing what to expect, or have any idea what the plot is or who lives and dies.  I'm actually kind of excited, since this lack of knowledge so rarely happens to me with book-to-film adaptations.

Some people don't realize that the James Bond films are all based on books, so if you're one of them, consider yourself enlightened.  James Bond films are always a thrill, though I do have issues with the pervading sexism throughout this series.  This new film, Spectre, looks to be more of the same, which is to say that it looks to be excellently plotted and full of action and yet probably will contain both subtle and blatant sexism.  

Lastly, I give you the final installment in the Hunger Games series: Mockingjay Part 2!  This is the film I am most excited about for the entire year, and it's also the film that I hope takes the greatest liberties with its subject matter.  I had a lot of issues with the book, but I have high hopes for this film.  I think that switching the medium from print to film will do a lot to resolve my issues with the story.  That's my hope, anyway.  Although I'm pretty sure I'll be heartbroken at the end, I'm still really looking forward to seeing it.

What about you?  Will you be seeing any of these?  What are your thoughts on them?  

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