Recently the hubby and I had a movie night at home. We watched three films that evening, two of which were based on books. Imagine that! A movie based on a book. It only seems like most films these days are based on a novel, especially teen ones.
The movies we watched were The Host: A Novel (link to the book, by Stephenie Meyer) and Warm Bodies: A Novel (link to the book, by Isaac Marion). I have read the first book, but not the second. The hubby hasn’t read either.
I was looking forward to watching The Host (link to movie). While I’m not a huge fan of the Twilight series, I thought The Host was a better written novel. I was a little worried, though, on how it would translate to the big screen. I was not impressed with the film. While some parts were neat, it just wasn’t as engaging as the novel.
Warm Bodies (link to movie), however, was a great movie. I don’t know how it correlates with the book, but the film version was entertaining. I might even buy it. I was a little perplexed on how a zombie romance would not be, well, disgusting. The storyline works this issue out, making for a delightful zombie romantic comedy.
There are a lot of films coming to theaters that are based on books. Here is a short list of some that have been recently released or set to hit the theaters:
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, Book 1) (Cassandra Claire)
The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet) (Orson Scott Card)
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (Max Brooks)
Austenland (Shannon Hale)
The Spectacular Now (Tim Tharp)
Horns: A Novel (Joe Hill)
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
Carrie (Stephen King)
Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug (J.R.R. Tolkien)