With the news of Metro Manila going back to Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), we could be going back to our last year’s actions. Our boredom will probably be at risk. If you’re like me, you probably watched every Netflix out there. To avoid getting bored at home, watch these old but gold book-to-movie adaptations. A lot of you may have watched these already. But, for those who haven’t, a lot of people (including me) highly recommend these movies. These movies offer deep messages that can be applied in real life.
5 Book-To-Movie Adaptations That We All Know And Love
No matter how many movies will Daniel Radcliffe appear in, I will always call him Harry Potter, The Boy Who Lived. And, no, it is not just for kids. The movie may contain magic and magical creatures. But, take this phrase from HBO’s Ashley Morton:
“Don’t let the flying broomsticks overshadow what’s really here: a profound exploration of good versus intolerance.”
Harry Potter offers so many realizations and life lessons. It needs a deep understanding of various happenings. Also, the plots were all unexpected. You can never tell what will happen next. I haven’t read the books yet. But the movie series Harry Potter will take you into a different world. Want to experience the wizard and witchcraft world? Take the broomstick, muggles! And, explore what’s behind Hogwarts.
The Chronicles of Narnia
At first, I felt odd watching this movie. Despite that, I watched it repeatedly and later, realized why people loved the book series and the movie adaptations. Sadly, they stopped releasing the movie adaptations due to certain circumstances. Only three films are available. But, I can say it’s worth it, especially the first two. It’s one of my guilty pleasures to watch this series despite its failure to continue the adaptation.
Honestly, these movies are really great. I love the dynamic adventures that the Pevensie siblings that King Aslan the Lion accompany them with. It also shows allusion to Catholic teachings like Jesus Christ’s suffering, death, and resurrection – as shown with Aslan himself. Just like other good movies, these series will also offer you life lessons that will surely change the way you see the world.
I love movies with a female heroine and Hunger Games make me want to watch more of it. The movies were a whole different experience that made me hunger for more. It’s also a whole package – from the cast, the incredible plot, and most especially – the ever-so-versatile actress Jennifer Lawrence. Intense scenes with Katniss Everdeen and the war zone they call home, a fight for sustenance and safety for her unit. Everything was so well-done. How will you expect a woman to lead a war with well-built men? How will she survive natural disasters created by man-made technology? Witness on your own; watch and be amazed.
The Maze Runner
This massive science-fiction saga will keep you at the edge of your seats with its ‘no shut-eye’ scenes. Be ready to feel the 3D effect of this movie series. It will make you feel like you are in the maze and you will later realize your heart has begun racing as you watch the movie. Even the very first scene will make you find it intriguing. The film goes on and the mystery deepens. Then, challenges become more intensifying with characters experiencing video-game-like obstacles taking one life at a time. How will these characters escape from the maze? Want to have an amazing run virtual experience?
Another book-to-movie adaptation with a badass female protagonist. Shailene Woodley portrays Beatrice Prior, a Divergent herself which means, ‘different or becoming different from something else.’ It’s an exciting film with unexpected plot twists and a tickling little romance. Take a moment because Theo James looks incredibly hot in the film. Plus, it’s funny to see Shailene Woodley act with three of her movie boyfriends: Theo James (Divergent), Ansel Elgort (The Fault In Our Stars), and Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now).
I love this movie-to-book adaptation because it takes a peek into the real world. Being divergent, being different from others, is completely fine. Especially if the crowd goes on the same path, you can take a different route. Face your fears and prevent them from taking over you and limiting you from what you can do. Be courageous and do not be afraid to fail; be afraid if you haven’t tried at all. The series has much more to offer. So, don’t hesitate to watch it.
These book-to-movie adaptations are not a waste of time.
Prepare your popcorn, drinks, and get ready to explore a whole new world. And, of course, for bookworms, the source material is also highly recommended. It has more details and your imagination will take you to a land you have never been to before. Convincing you through this article is not enough. Maybe watching these films will help you understand why I am eager for you to witness what I’ve seen.
So, what are you waiting for?
May Ann Lorio Leanillo is a Journalism Student from Cavite State University. She loves writing but is still learning and exploring the world of pen and paper. Watching action movies, mystery, fiction, and fantasy genres is what she enjoys the most in her free time. Believes that hard work and determination works over skills.