Top 10 Worst Movies Based On Good Books

The Top Ten
1 Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Making a live-action Percy Jackson series was just a horrendous idea in the first place. Let's see:
1.Logan Lerman and Alexandra Daddario were already about 17, give or take a year or two
2. Rick Riordan was still making The Heroes of Olympus
3. The plotline was totally botched and compressed into two stupid movies
4. The cast would be playing their respective roles well into their 40s if they decided to continue the series
5. Nothing can piss Percy Jackson fans off more than a crappy live-action "series"
Really, there's no competition for crap slot #1 when there's this nightmare.

2 The Cat In the Hat

Only at #4? As someone who saw this and Percy Jackson movie, let me say that at least the Lightning Thief was good in its own right, even if it was almost nothing like the books.

This ABOMINATION, on the other hand, fails on almost every level (creepy looking and OOC characters, cheap production, terrible script, racist and sexist stereotypes, sexual innuendos galore, etc.). If I'm perfectly honest, I blame the director, Bo Welch, for this. A lot of this jargon was actually going to appear in the Grinch but Ron Howard had the decency to put his foot down and set a limit on how much of this bull crap (especially the innuendos) would make the cut, meaning the rest got carried over to The Cat In The Hat and Bo Welch delightfully gave that jargon the rubber stamp of approval. DreamWorks being involved this time around, unlike The Grinch, probably didn't help matters. There's a reason they almost went bankrupt - people got turned off by too many pop culture references in their movies, and this is no exception (littered with them every other minute).

Having said all of that, the one thing I liked about this movie was that it gave us a glimpse into the Cat's universe. If it actively tried to explore it and made it a plot point, then I could almost get past the creepy characters, sexual innuendos, and pop culture references. But nope, they botched it, but like they botched the original book. Dr. Seuss must be rolling in his grave that his most beloved book got transformed into this atrocity of a movie. No wonder Audrey Geisel banned any future live-action Dr. Seuss movies, including The Cat In The Hat Comes Back. *shivers for the entire length of this movie*

In conclusion, I hope this movie gets burned in a fire, sent to the pits of hell, and never comes out!

3 Bridge to Terabithia
4 Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

The live-action version of The Sea of Monsters was a step in the right direction, although I am not saying by much. Once again, the Percy Jackson movie franchise totally botched the plotline and characters. But hey, at least they threw in Clarisse la Rue and Dionysus, right? Wrong. Those two characters had to call in for rain-checks in The Lightning Thief, but you don't just go "Oh, sorry we totally forgot about these very important characters the last time. Here they are." Just leave them out! You don't act completely stupid if you do. Also, you DO NOT compress four freakin' books into one. That's exactly what whoever the director was had done though. They seriously thought they could compress the Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian into one movie. What a failure.

5 Eragon

I can rant about this movie on and on and I'm pretty tolerable about changes from the source material but this movie wasn't even good on it's own.

Just stick with How to Train Your Dragon or Lord of the Rings instead.

This was absolutely terrible if I wAtch it again...

6 The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe

Amazing books, mediocre movies..

7 Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Honestly, the first 3 films aren't bad at all, for me (and most other people) they were entertaining, I'm surprised it's even on the list. The Long Haul was a terribly mistake, and I think think THAT movie along deserves to be here, the other ones aren't that bad.

These 2 movies are 2 of the worst movies I've ever seen, the funny thing is there are more books after the 2nd one and they were gonna make the other ones into movies too, but these movies bombed big time at the box office so the producers killed all the other movies they were gonna make, and thank heavinly Jesus because these movies were HORRENDOUS

8 Carrie (2013)
9 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
10 New Moon

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The Contenders
11 I Am Number Four

The series is amazing I've read it all but the movie made the whole story just like every other bad forgettable action movie ever.

You are number four? Well I am number one!

12 Gulliver's Travels (2010)
13 Twilight

How the hell nobody voted for this?

14 How the Grinch Stole Christmas

It was slightly better than CITH, but it's on par with the Lorax movie.

15 Ella Enchanted
16 Divergent

All the good parts (like someone getting stabbed in the eye) are out

17 Ramona and Beezus
18 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

Good animation, but apart from that, it was a bit of a mess.

19 It (1990)

Everyone spoke about this at the time it first came out but now that time has gone by, people aren't really going to remember this one that well. All because of the 2017 version. In my opinion, that version was better as it got a bit more right than the original mini-series

20 Endless Love

The novel was pretty good. The movie sucked.

21 Outbreak
22 The Scarlet Letter
23 Maximum Ride

The only characters that seemed accurate were Angel and Gazzy. The rest of the cast looked nothing like how the characters were protrayed in the book. And they never said Fang's name once in the movie.

This movie was very disappointing compared to the book. It is nothing like the book and LOTS of the scenes are not how it happened in the book.

24 Vampire Academy

Never read the book but this movie was so stupid. And I hated Rose in this movie. So whiny and arrogant.

25 Children of the Corn
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