20 November 2010 @ 10:26 pm
What do you think the BEST King movie adaptation is? The worst?

I'm going to list the ones that immediately came to mind and call it a tie for both best and worst, okay? Okay!

For best: Misery, The Shawshank Redemption based on the novella Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption and Stand By Me based on the novella The Body. What all three of these have is great screenplays, great casting, and great attention to detail. Things were changed, yes, but done in such a way that it didn't make much of a difference in the overall story. I used to own Misery...I need to get it again on dvd but I have both Shawshank and Stand By me and I watch them at least once a year. They are fantastic. I suggest checking them out whether you've read the stories or not. :)

As for worst: Cujo and Dreamcatcher. Without going into too much detail on either I'll just say that the screenplays changed the endings completely. Let's dumb it down for the movie audiences, yuk yuk yuk. Cujo, oh my god, Saint Bernards drool, folks. Could we get a bit better special effects please because that dog didn't look rabid, it looked tired and hot. haha As for Dreamcatcher don't get me started, terrible terrible terrible. They completely ruined it, took what was a great group dynamic alien suspense thriller and tore it all to shit. I don't even know what to categorize that movie as other than pure and utter shit. Do not watch it. Save yourself.

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