Worst Movies Based On Good BooksMoldySock
The Top Ten
This should be #1, because it was a good book to start, but ruined as a movie. The movie did not follow the plot at all. - Hajj
This movie SUCKED! I mean, how amazing is the books! It's pure gold! This movie is a disgrace to society! EVen uncle rick agrees!
Is nothing like the book at all should be way higher on this list
Yes, yes, YES! THIS deserves its spot on #1. Sea of Monsters should be just behind it. All it basically was was just a great book series turned into a marketing tool/cash cow by people who gave no craps about making a loyal film series. It is the worst adaptation I've seen of a book along with the second one (which was worse) and thank Athena/Saori Kido this film series got cancelled. - SailorSednaV 12 Comments
I thought this movie and the book it was based on were just depressing. the idea of the girl drowning in the lake almost made wanna cry. this is a movie that I will not ever watch again because it describes the harsh reality of losing someone young at this age.V 1 Comment
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
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.
This is the worst remake of a book I have ever seen. And I have seen some really bad remakes of books.
This needs to be 1# because it prevented Dr.Seuss movies from being released for a long time due to how bad this movie is. - BasementcriticV 6 Comments
I loved these movies. They were amazing. - Disneylover
What in hell is this movie doing on this list?!
Amazing books, mediocre movies..
I thought the movie was actually all right. Mr Lewis didn't have much humour in the book(by the way I love comedy, who doesn't? ) and I'm glad they add some in the movie.
Holly Hills was a terrible character and the films were all generally quite depressing. Nowhere near as funny. - aldwych94
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
Patty Ferral was horrible! Scratch that. Calling her horrible is quite nice. She's a demon possessed child!
Actually I prefer the movies over the books - YungstirjoeyV 1 Comment
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.
A Really Disappointing Movie, Nice Book, But Really Disappointing Film - VideoGamefan5
This was absolutely terrible if I wAtch it again...
Haven't seen the movie but the book is awesome!
Were the Twilight books any good? I haven't read them but from what I've heard, both novel and film were terrible.
I agree. Carrie was really good. And what is Lion Witch and Wardrobe doing on her
I actually really liked Carrie.
HOW THE HELL TWILIGHT WAS GOOD TO BEGIN WITH?!?!V 1 Comment
The Book Was Trash, And This Was Also Trash - VideoGamefan5
This Film Is A Guilty Pleasure For Me - VideoGamefan5
I love this movie! At least is better than "The Cat in the Hat"
It was slightly better than CITH, but it's on par with the Lorax movie.V 1 Comment
More like, a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad FILM! This pathetic film is basically "The Cat in the Hat 2.0". A horrific bastardization of the classic, amazing book it's supposedly based on, it barely follows the story, contains unfunny slapstick, stupid pop-culture references, and why is there a "penis" joke in a DISNEY film, along with male strippers? Basically, like with that other film I mentioned, it is inappropriate for children and families and off-putting. Hopefully Judith Viorst disowned this crap.
Watch the animated Golden Book Video one instead, it's much more faithful to the spirit of the excellent book. - SailorSedna
Why is this on here? Although I did agree the movie was different from the book, they keep Dr Seuss unique style characters and personalities. The movie, I really like, it was enjoyable and really teaches people about the importance of per serving the environment.V 2 Comments
Nothing like the Bible. Totally sucked!
They kind of ended the whole series in two movies instead of 6, and the ending makes absolutely no sense, way worse than the first one.
Just Like The First Percy Jackson Movie, Not A Horrible Movie, But The Books Are Far Better - VideoGamefan5
Great phenomenal book, my least favorite movie - Username123
This movie sucked as much as the first film, they spoiled parts from later parts of the book series, they didn't even get the Kronos myth accurate, they messed up the prophecy, and why is the film even called "Sea of Monsters" when they only encounter ONE monster?
Ugh, I'm just glad this film series bombed. It's sad though, these books had so much potential...hopefully a proper reboot will give the Percy Jackson series the screen adaptation it deserves. - SailorSedna
The book is awesome but the movie is "based very, very loosely on the book." Just watch the trailer and you'll know.
*sigh* 20 minutes into the movie, they've already covered 15 chapters plus movie-exclusive content.
Yeah. This movie sucks. - Absolite
I liked this move my only problem is that the scene for Edward getting stabbed is made and cutout, otherwise great adaptation
Instead it was basically a remake of hunger games
All the good parts (like someone getting stabbed in the eye) are outV 2 Comments
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Top Remixes (4)
2. Bridge to Terabithia
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
3. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
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