Okay, so I think much of the debate this week will be on the fact that the majority of the time books are far better than the movies made. I’d like to point out one I think is the exact opposite: JURASSIC PARK.
First the disclaimer – I know this is not MG or YA.
Anyway, I saw the movie first. And there was nothing like the special effects and action and music and imagery of this movie. I loved it, felt emotions along with the characters, felt the ending tied up neatly. It was perfect. Even now, 20 years later, I still enjoy watching the movie with my kids.
I went on a Michael Crichton kick not too long after the JURASSIC PARK movie came out where I read everything he’d written to date. This was about the same time most of his books were being made into movies. I read SPHERE and CONGO and TIMELINE and everything else.
SPHERE and CONGO were way better books than movies. TIMELINE felt like it was written to be a movie (which it probably was). But even after reading JURASSIC PARK, I still enjoyed the movie far more.
Anyone else with me on this one? And why do you think this was the case?
PJ Hoover wants to drive a JURASSIC PARK Jeep.