Books vs Their Adaptations (BvTA)

Hey guys!! Today, I’m going to be doing something slightly different from my normal review/tag/meme. I’m going to be comparing books and their adaptations!! Yay!

First on the list is (obviously) Harry Potter.


1. Harry Potter 

Book review:

The books written by JK Rowling are amazing. I’ve met only about three people that don’t like the books. I think the concept is genius, Joan’s ability to write about teenagers so well is very laudable and the characters are amazing.

Movie review:

I love the movies of Harry Potter although not as much as the books. The producers did a really good job of getting a group of actors and actresses that were able to show just the right amount of emotion. This is the best movie adaptation of any book/ series that I’ve ever seen.

My only problem with the movie was Ginny. She was just the romantic element in the movie unlike the books where she had more to her than being Harry’s crush.

2. The Lord of the Rings 

Book review:

I read this series for the first time at the age of 15 (in 2015). I finished the three books and immediately went back to the first book and read the whole trilogy again. I’ve read the trilogy every year since then. Reading these books for the first time made me realise how much I loved fantasy and I’ve got JRR Tolkien to thank for that.

Movie review: 

The scenery and  of LOTR was good; really good but the actors and actresses weren’t the best. Frodo and Aragon made me cringe quite a few times and Legolas was just a fine face in the movies (I preferred him in The Hobbit). Pippin and Merry’s bromance was very well acted and both men did a really good job but I prefer the books.

3. Eragon

Book review:

It would be impossible to make this kind of list without mentioning Eragon. I’ve seen a lot of hate for it on Goodreads but it seems most of the hate stems from the fact that the author published with his parents. Personally, I really like the books although I really hate that the romance ended sadly.

Movie review:

I saw this movie on a friend’s phone and I was so excited!! At the time, I didn’t know there was a movie and I felt so sure it would be as good as Harry Potter or LOTR. The movie was HORRIBLE. I don’t think I’ve felt such disappointment before. It felt like a mockery of the awesomeness of the books.

I can’t really pinpoint what makes it bad because I watched it only once a year ago and deleted it immediately after but I can tell you that I nearly cried with anger and frustration during and after watching it. The actors were awful, the film effects were worse. In summary, it was bullshit.

I contemplated not adding the movie poster infact.


4. 13 Reasons Why

Book review:

I can’t remember this book very well but I remember I didn’t like it. My dislike for the book prevented me from watching the TV series until months after everyone else had watched it.

Movie review: 

You know that saying, “The book is always better than the movie. ” This TV series completely nullifies it. I disliked the book and I loved the TV series. I could feel that hurt, anger and pain of the characters and I could understand all that happened to Hannah and why she acted the way she did.

The next part of BvTA is going to feature Percy Jackson, Chronicles of Narnia, The Maze Runner and Hunger Games! Follow me so you’ll get notified when I post it.


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9 thoughts on “Books vs Their Adaptations (BvTA)

  1. thecozydenblog says:

    I was also sooooo disappointed in the Eragon movie! The only movie adaptation that disappointed me as much was the one of His Dark Materials: Northern Lights – it was dreadful and wanted to leave the cinema (I didn’t though). I agree with you on Ginny in the Harry Potter movies! I also think that book-Ron is much more likeable than film-Ron… I really like this idea for a post 🙂 S. xx

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    1. Taiwo B. says:

      Everyone that watched it is disappointed with it. Very awful! I haven’t read His Dark Materials but I’m definitely not checking the movie now. I also agree with you about Ron. Movie Ron was quite an ass

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  2. alexandrareads says:

    I didn’t even know that Eragon had a movie!!! I loved the TV adaption of 13 reasons why and I can’t wait to see what happens next in season two and what other lessons people can learn. I 100% agree with you on the Ginny aspect and I think others so to with you. I can’t wait to see what else you post and have a great day 🙂

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  3. rachaelstray says:

    I think you’re right most of the time the book is far superior to the film adaptation. I think they did well with Harry Potter given how much detail is in each book but you’re right Ginny’s character is much more than just Harry’s love interest in the book.

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