It's been said many of times that the book is always better than the movie... Well if you've seen enough book to film then you know that sentence isn't always true. Yes, were firm believers in the fact that you should read the book first, but not that it's always as good. The week were giving you a list of several movies that we think surpassed their books.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
When Greg Gaines, a loner high school senior, is forced to hang out with a fellow student because she has cancer they form an unlikely bond.
There's no doubting that the movie was better. The characters were structured better, the scenery was more real, and the change of the ending was perfection. The book didn't bring us to tears, but the movie did.
Living next to Margo Roth Spiegelman was always Q's miracle. When she decides to run away leaving clues behind, Q just knows he has to find her.
Think the reason this makes our list is for similar reasons MEATDG did, an excellent ending change and casting.
"Ma" was kidnapped seven years ago and put into Room. To Jack Room is home and all he knows. Ma knows this life isn't enough and that they need to get out.
In the book, Jack, the young boy who has always lived in Room is constantly repeating himself. In the movie this wasn't an issue and made watching the movie more enjoyable. Actually visually seeing everything gave me something more than the book could.
How I Live Now
Daisy was sent to England to stay with some of her relatives, while there she falls in love with her cousin, the country, and life. However, when the impending war finally starts and her family is separated they must find a way back to one another.
The movie portrayed the relationship between Daisy and Eddie way better than the book did. Visually the movie is stunning, heartbreaking, and will take you emotionally somewhere the book just couldn't.
If I Stay
When Mia's and her family are in a car accident and she is thrown into a comma, Mia has to decide if she wants to stay in a world where he family is not.
Ok... this one is kind of up in the air. I wouldn't say that the movie was better, it just for sure stands up against the book. The soundtrack, casting, and feels were on point. Also we don't know where they found Adam Blakely, but he is the perfect pick for Adam.
The Longest RideThe lives of a young couple intertwine with an older man, as he reflects back on his past love.
The book was very classic Nick Sparks. It's exactly what you expected it to be, and when we saw the movie we also expected to have that same feeling. When we left the theater though we left with the sweetest feeling. The movie was just downright adorable. A bull-rider and an art student fall in love, what's not to like. And that ending!
The MartianMark Watney is left on Mars when his team thinks he died during a storm. Now he must survive on a planet where there is no water and no food long enough for his team to come back and get him.
The book was phenomenal, but the movie just passed it. Matt Damon perfectly brought Mark Watney and his dry humor to life.
The DuffBianca find out she's considered the "Duff" out of the group of her friends-the designated ugly fat friend. This isn't okay with her, so she teams up with ex childhood friend, Wes, to change the way people see her.
The Duff book was alright. Nothing extraordinary, just okay. It's safe to say that it wasn't either of our favorites... The movie though, was hilarious. Mae Whitman had us in stitches with her portray of Bianca.