This week for I must confess the prompt is what popular movies/novels should you have read/seen but actually haven’t. I have been thinking about this one all week but in my usual procrastination I have only just sat down to write about it the night before.
As soon as a book or movie become insanely popular and people start gushing over it…I avoid it like the plague. I am naturally cynical of anything that everyone seems to love and thinks is the best thing ever. I also hate the disappointment when I do read/watch it and it turns out to be completely dismal.
50 Shades of Grey I’ve read excerpts of it and it made my brain hurt. I will admit that my grammar isn’t always the best but if I have to correct as I am reading then a book loses all credibility.
Twilight I have seen one of the movies. It was 2 hours of my life that I will never ever get back. It made a mess of everything that is good about vampire movies. I refuse to read the books, supposedly they are better but that was also said to me by people who thought the movies were good..
Hunger Games I have read the series and was disappointed. The sentence structure was appalling and the storyline in the 2nd and 3rd book could have easily been condensed into one book. I watched the first movie but I don’t think I will be watching the rest. Jennifer Lawrence did an awesome job as Katniss but the movie missed out so much of the action (usually its the other way around) and they grabbed parts from the second book..which makes me wonder what they used to fill the next two movies.
One of the few books/movies that has lived up the hype (and I’m going to reveal my inner nerd here) is Harry Potter. I started reading it after seeing the first movie and I was sucked into the wizard world. Of course like all avid readers I declared that the movies where no where near as good as the books. I was able to name parts that were missed out but still I loved seeing one of my favourite books turned into the big screen version.
I have to admit though that I haven’t seen a new release movie with an M rating for nearly 12 months. Every time I talk myself into seeing something at the movies there never seems to be anything on that takes my fancy! I have seen nearly every kids move that’s been released though!
Do you avoid movies/books because they are popular?