Day 19: Favorite book turned into a movie...
Jurassic Park (Jurassic Park, #1) by Michael Crichton
I was 9 years old when this movie was set to come out. Very obviously not old enough to have read the book. So I saw the movie first, which is how I prefer to do things now if I can. Anyway, I fell in love with the movie. It was the most amazing thing I had ever seen. And 20 years after it came out, those are still the most realistic freaking dinosaurs you've ever seen. After seeing the movie, it took me a few years to get to the book, but I enjoyed it just as much. I could reread the book and rewatch the movie a million times each.
I never read The Lord of the Rings, but I am in awe of the movies. My Dad read the book yearly as a teenager and he says that while the movies aren't perfect, they are as true to the books as possible. I hope to be able to tackle the book some day, but I'm not holding my breath on that one.
Also, the Harry Potter series was turned into some amazing movies. They mostly do the books justice, even if I feel the movie ending was blasphemous.