LitFlix 2014

Like last year, we are doing our posts about LitFlix – movies based on a book or comic. With the books, it’s usually an attempt at a direct translation. With a comic, it’s usually not, so it’s also interesting to compare the two.

What we do is we read the source material, and then try to compare the two. We try to have a mind for why decisions are made – like for time, the most common enemy when turning a book into a film. However, there are good adaptations, and there are bad… and we’ve seen both.

Here is our schedule for planned LitFlix for 2014, so that you can read and view along with us! We try to hit as many of them as we can, in particular the major releases, but if you think there’s something we’ve missed that you would like to see us review, let us know in the comments below!

We also try to keep this page up to date with the trailers, and then with links to the completed LitFlix. So check back occasionally for these updates!

February 7 – Vampire Academy

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead – 340 pages (Kindle Edition)

Read the LitFlix here.

March 21 – Divergent

Divergent by Veronica Roth – 501 pages (Kindle Edition)

Read the LitFlix here.

March 28 – Noah

The Bible Genesis 6:1 – 9:28 (The Message Edition)

Read the LitFlix here.

April 4 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America, Vol. 1: Winter Soldier Ultimate Collection by Ed Brubaker (Paperback, 304 pages)… which sold out, so I am reading the comics individually, in Captain America (Volume 2004) 1-14 (Marvel Unlimited)

Read the LitFlix here.

May 2 – The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Amazing Spider-Man #9 (First appearance of Electro) and Amazing Spider-Man #14 (First appearance of Green Goblin) by Stan Lee and Stan Ditko (Marvel Unlimited App)

Read the LitFlix here.

May 23 – X-Men: Days of Future Past

Uncanny X-Men #139-142 by Chris Claremont (Marvel App)

Read the LitFlix here.

June 6 – The Fault in our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – 337 pages (Kindle Edition)

Read the LitFlix here.

June 6 – Edge of Tomorrow

All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka – 230 pages (Kindle Edition)

Read the LitFlix here.

Read the bonus graphic novel LitFlix here.

July 11 – Snowpiercer

Snow Piercer Vol. 1 by Jacques Lob and Benjamin Legrande (Hardbound)

Read the LitFlix here.

July 25 – Hercules

Hercules: The Thracian Wars and Hercules: The Knives of Kush by Steve Moore (ComiXology App)

Read the LitFlix here.

August 1 – Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy #1-25 by Andy Lanning and Dan Abnett (Marvel Unlimited App)

Read the LitFlix here.

August 15 – The Giver

The Giver by Lois Lowry – 204 pages (Kindle Edition)

Read the LitFlix here.

August 22 – Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Sin City: The Hard Goodbye and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For by Frank Miller (Paperback)

Read the LitFlix here.

September 19 – The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner by James Dashner – 386 pages (Kindle Edition)

Read the LitFlix here.

October 3 – Gone Girl

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – 434 pages (Kindle Edition)

Whoops! Missed this in theaters. We rented it in 2015 once it was available.

Read the LitFlix here.

November 7 – Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6, Issue 1 by Chris Claremont and David Nakayama – 121 pages (Marvel App)

Read the LitFlix here.

November 21 – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins – 390 pages (Kindle Edition)

Read the LitFlix here.

December 17 – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien – 322 pages (Kindle Edition)… or maybe The Silmarillion

Read the special guest LitFlix here!

Delayed to Later (or Never…):

March 7 – 300: Rise of an Empire

300 by Frank Miller (Dark Horse App)

Read the LitFlix (such as it was) here.

August 8 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Kevin Eastman (ComiXology App)

However, I don’t think that the movie is actually going to have much of anything to do with comics – it’s going to have far more to do with Michael Bay. So we’re giving this one a pass.

August 22 – If I Stay

If I Stay by Gayle Forman – 213 pages (Kindle Edition)

The news for this one came out just a bit too soon before the movie, with a number of other LitFlix all around it. It also seems like one where watching it on the small screen will not hurt it. We love Chloe Grace Moretz, so we’re thinking this should be good – expect the LitFlix once we can rent or watch this at home!

September 19 – The Scribbler

The Scribbler by Daniel Schaffer (Paperback, 96 pages)

I have this sitting on my shelf, but haven’t rented it yet. Not sure it ever really made it to theaters. This one will follow in 2015!

October 24 – Kingsman: The Secret Service

The comic is by Mark Millar so after how disgusted I was with reading Kick Ass 2 I doubt I’ll be reading the comic. But darn it all, the movie looks pretty good…

UPDATE: this movie has been pushed back to early next year, so expect it next year as… something. It still looks pretty good.

October 31 – Horns

Horns by Joe Hill – 416 pages (Kindle Edition)

This one never ended up here, but we’ll be giving this one a look when we can rent it!

December 12 – Exodus: Gods and Kings

The Bible: Exodus (The Message Edition)

This one we may rent, check out Holly’s reasons here.


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