|We'll see you at the poll, undoubtedly shitty adaptation.|
You've all seen them before. You sit down in the theater, excited to finally see a story you've loved come to the big screen, but within moments you think, "I wonder why they changed that." By the end you have a look on your face like someone told you that your mom had died in a vat of asparagus yogurt, your fist is clenched around a forgotten handful of popcorn (movie butter runs in rivulets down your hand), and every muscle in your body is tensed.
"What. The. ACTUAL. FUCK!!!!!" you think.
Forget the great adaptations. This poll is about the shitty ones. Movies that are terrible compared to the book. Maybe they turn a short story about a guy who eats grass clippings into a movie about a virtual reality monster. Maybe they used the licensing to make a different movie that just had a name people would recognize. (I'm side-eyeing YOU World War Z. YOU!) Maybe they turned your favorite kids book into a movie about Mike Myers being a complete asshole for two hours.
1- As always, I leave the niggling to your best judgement because I'd rather be inclusive. If you simply hated the changes they made to Insurgent (I mean why was it a box....?), you can nominate it, but there are probably a LOT of worse movies if you think about it. But this is not about shitty books made into shitty movies. This is about BAD adaptations. They don't necessarily have to be far from their source material, either. I know a lot of people who loved the book Dune and thought the 1984 Lynch movie was quite true to the source material, but it somehow just lost EVERYTHING in translation.
2- You may nominate two (2) book/movie combos. Remember that I am a horrid and unyielding power hungry demon who hates all life and free will here at Writing About Writing. To encourage reading and reading comprehension I will NOT take any book/movie combos beyond your second nomination.
3- You may (and should) second as many nominations of others as you wish. No book/movie combo will be going on to our poll that doesn't get at least one second.
4- Please put your nominations here. I will take books nominated as comments to this post on other social media; however, they may not get the seconds you need because no one will see them.
It's already May 6th, so this poll is going to go FAST. Get your nominations in in the next week!
Also there is only one week to vote in the BEST HEROINE poll so vote (or revote if it's been over a week) right away.