30-Day Book Challenge: Day 19

Stardust - Neil Gaiman

Day 19 - Favorite Book Turned into a Movie


I don't particularly like books turned to movies. I thought LotR was way too long. The first four Harry Potters were fine to good, but I have so many issues with OotP, it ruined the series for me. Hunger Games was faithful and probably the best I've seen lately, but I still found myself thinking, "wouldn't it be better to just read the book?"


Stardust, however, was really successful for me because it didn't recreate the book scene for scene, but retained the same plot and tone. I like both the book and the movie equally, which never happens. On film, the scenery is eye popping,with great, fun performances.


Runner Up: The Princess Bride.