Top 10 Worst Movies Based On Good Books

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

Even if you don't enjoy reading the books the movie is just way too stereotypical.
Stereotype 1: Percy Jackson woahs at literally everything. Even walking down the street is apparently something new to this guy.
Stereotype 2: Annabeth and Percy, even though they had no chemistry, become boyfriend and girlfriend.
Stereotype 3: The black guy is a crazy ladies man who is hilarious.
Stereotype 4: Hades is the devil. NEWS FLASH: Hades is probably the nicest god of the big three.
There are so many more but these cover the three main characters and one of the bad guys. I'll post a companion comment with the books in mind.

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.

No one hates the Percy Jackson movies more than Percy Jackson fans.
Its an abomination.
Firstly, they took away Annabeth and Grover's personalities. Annabeth literally won no fights and her kick butt nature was taken away, along with her past and her Yankees cap. Grover was turned into some buff ladies man which is the complete opposite of his personality.

Not to mention the story line was completely changed ( they were not looking for pearls), Luke seemed like he was acting for himself, Kronos was not mentioned and so many other characters were taken away. Annabeth wasn't even shocked buy his betrayal.

And they never battled a hydra in the first book.

Annabeth's hair is supposed to be blonde and curly and she is supposed to have grey eyes.

And all the characters were to old. This basically runes everything. And annabeth and Percy were not supposed to make love eyes at each other.

1. The main villain, Ares, isn't in the movie.
2. The true main villain, Kronos, isn't in the movie.
3. Clarisse, the bully villain, isn't in the movie.
4. Mr. D, the douche villain, isn't in the movie.
5. Charon's entire character is removed.
6. Procrustes, a side villain, isn't in the movie.
7. Echidna and Chimera, two more side villains, aren't in the movie.
8. The Furies, three more side villains, don't appear in the movie aside from one who appears once.
9. The main characters are all around twelve in the book.
10. Luke isn't the final battle.
11. This is the change I do enjoy, which was making Grover black, but I still have to include it.
12. Sally Jackson isn't rescued until after Percy brings Zeus the bolt.
13. Sally, who ends up killing game by using Medusa's head, isn't given that honor. Instead, it is played out as an accident, destroying the idea that she can live by herself.
14. Percy doesn't use the flying shoes as that would be ...more

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 ...more

After reading this list, I agree with the person who said that The Lightning Theif was good in its own right. It may not have been quite as good as the book, but it's still good nonetheless. Also, why are several great movies (Bridge to Terabithia, Narnia) on this list?
This film deserves to be number one. Poor visuals and animation, and the humor is really disturbing and inappropriate. The book was fun and enjoyable. The film is none of these.

UGH! I HATE this movie! It's sickeningly colorful, the characters personalities are abysmal, and the Cat and the fish are both extremely ugly (I wouldn't be surprised if the cat was a pedophile)! So many pop culture references! When I first watched it on Cartoon Network, I wanted to turn it off SO BADLY, but there was nothing else to watch! Don't watch this movie! Burn it with fire! 0/10!

The book, was creative, goofy, had a ton of effort put into it. Do you have any idea how much trouble Dr. Suess went through to publish this? He couldn't find anyone who would publish it, so he became a publisher who published it himself. The movie on the other hand, is the worst. Most kids today have read the book and don't even know that there IS a movie.

3 Bridge to Terabithia
4 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...

5 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.

This movie made no sense. Kronos rose in the fourth book, but he never rose as his true form, nor was he that easy to beat. Nobody looks like how they are described in the books, and the movies ruined the books. The books are much much Much (x 10,000) better than the movies.

I enjoyed it better than Lightning Thief but that's not saying much. It feels slightly less convulted and the plot moves more naturally, but the climax is the stupidest crap I've had to endure from an ADAPTATION of all movies!

Better than the first movie but still should be up there at the top because it had none of the charismatic cherictors form the book. Along with none of the plot and the central cherictors to back it up. This movie is a mess

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

Holly Hills was a terrible character and the films were all generally quite depressing. Nowhere near as funny.

Patty Ferral was horrible! Scratch that. Calling her horrible is quite nice. She's a demon possessed child!

8 Carrie (2013)

We don't need anymore remakes!

9 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
10 New Moon
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 Ella Enchanted
14 How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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

15 Twilight

How the hell nobody voted for this?

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 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.

23 The Scarlet Letter
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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