Top 5 Millennial Book Adaptations in Film

Andrew Fisher

Staff Writer

Many books have been given the opportunity of having a movie adaption. Some are good, and some aren’t. The following list is the top five movies based off of both how successful the movie was, and how accurate the movie stayed to the book. All ratings come from Rotten Tomatoes.

  1. Divergent (40%)

Starting off the list is Divergent, a sci-fi novel written by Veronica Roth. It received its movie adaption in 2014, and was welcomed somewhat by fans of the series, since it remained mostly true to the story of Tris as she discovers herself, and a secret plot, when she decides to become Dauntless, part of the city’s army or police force. Each of the actors play their parts well and the movie has you waiting for more, and more came as it came out with two movies, with one more set to come in 2017.

  1. Ender’s Game (60%)

Ender’s Game,  written by Orson Scott Card, received a long awaited movie in 2013. Due to the movie changing many of the details and events that happen in the book, some of the book’s fans were disappointed in the movie. However, looking past the movie details, if someone did not read the book, the movie would be enjoyable. It has fantastic special effects needed for the sci-fi book. And it still gets the general plot of Ender as he goes through Battle School to learn how to defeat humanity’s greatest threat.

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (80%)

Harry Potter is a fantasy movie that follows Harry Potter as he tries to adjust to his new life as a wizard. Sorcerer’s Stone is the movie that pulls you into the series. You’re introduced to the hard to love characters as they explore and learn more about the wizard world full of magic. The movie does a great job of following the book, but there are some discrepancies, but that is to be expected. The movie was very well received, and kicked off what would become an eight movie series.

  1. Bridge to Terabithia (85%)

Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson, is a book many students read during their elementary school years. The book helps to teach lessons on friendships and individuality. The movie stayed pretty true to its book, and stayed in the hearts and minds of many students for its sad ending. For the time, the movie had good special effects, and made the world feel alive.

  1. The Hunger Games (84%)

The Hunger Games, written by Suzanne Collins, received its movie adaption in 2012, much to many fans excitement. When the movie came out, the fans were not disappointed. The world introduced to them by Katniss only differed slightly from book to movie, and the special effects used did their best to further bring Panem and the arena alive. The actors all played their roles well, giving each character personality.


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