This week’s RTW over at YA Highway asks: What movie have you seen that actually (gasp!) improved on the book?
I’d have to say my pick is HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS.
Let it be known that I did not start reading this series until the third movie was on its way into theaters. As such, I’d seen the first and second movies before I read the books, and frankly I’m happy that it turned out that way. If I hadn’t, I may not have dug into the series at all.
I loved the whole series, obvs, but the first two books were still a bit young for me. It wasn’t until I get into the meatier books that I really cemented my affection for HP. But I really liked the second movie. With the petrified children, Professor Lockhart, the duel between Harry and Draco, the basilisk, and all of that. And that’s what kept me reading. Made me continue on through the younger, more immature writing in the first couple books and into the exciting tomes that followed.
Are there any movie versions of books that you preferred? Are you as sad as I am that there are no more HP movies left to be excited about?