This week I watched the movies of three books I read this last year: The Help, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Water for Elephants. Here are my reviews without any spoilers.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was a really hard book to get into because the story is so complex and there are just so many characters. I got through 2.5 of the 3 books before giving up on them. It seemed like a lot of back story for a few insanely huge action points in the plot. I watched the Swedish movies and they weren't bad. Now we have the American version of the first book in theaters now. My cousin and I read the books together and we thought it would be fun to catch this movie in the theater last week. The movie was really great with one huge problem: I'm not sure I'd understand the movie without having read the book, in fact one of the main conclusions in the movie was completely anti-climactic and we had no idea what had happened. There is one other warning on this book/movie, the whole thing is about rape. Keep this in consideration before choosing your movie-going partner!
On an unrelated note, I also watched Remember Me and Friends with Benefits, both of which were worth seeing.
What do you think? Any book/movie combos that you particularly liked?