Tiny Navajo Reads: Another Three Books-to-Film

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June 27, 2019 by TinyNavajo

Today is Thursday and it’s almost the weekend and I’m so excited and ready for the weekend! But before then, we are going to be talking about some books-to-film where I enjoyed the films more than the book. Which I may have covered before but I love this topic, so I’m covering it again!

How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

I did see the movie first, before I realized that this was based off of a book. I loved the movie, absolutely enjoyed it. It’s actually the first movie my husband, then friend, cuddled to at his apartment in college. So the movie itself does have some sentimental value, but when I compared the movie objectively as I could to the book it was based off of, I couldn’t believe they were supposed to be the same. The book just fell flat for me, and none of the characters were the beautiful, bratty, kids I loved in the movie.

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Again, this was another movie I saw before I read the book. I was about 8 or 9 when I saw the movie so there was really no way for me to know that there was a book; or if I knew there was a book, I don’t think I would have really understood it had I tried to read it at that age. I read fast at the age, but my comprehension wasn’t as high as it is now. Still a highly enjoyable book though, but I love the movie so much more.

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Okay, there is definitely a theme today. I saw the movie first, then I read the book. I read the book soon after seeing the movie though and realized how very very different the movie was verses the book. I did truly love the book, but I loved the magic of the movie better. And just the all around silliness of the movie as well. The book felt very serious at time, and to me it didn’t quite hit as well. That’s not a bad thing, but it wasn’t quite my cup of tea.

I didn’t realize that this was a theme as I was picking out books today, but I had watched all of these movies first then I read the book. It was not a bad thing, I loved the movies! The books were okay, but I loved the movies and these are ones that I would actually recommend the movie over the book.

What movies have you enjoyed more than the books? How did you come to enjoy to see the movie or read the book? Comment below and let me know!

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