Holly wrote a LitFlix of the movie Edge of Tomorrow yesterday, having read the book – All You Need is Kill – first. Well, I read the graphic novel, so I thought I would share my thoughts too!
My initial impression of the comic is that it doesn’t sound too different from the book. That means that I don’t have a lot to add over what Holly wrote. That also means that it was quite different from the movie!
For as short of a book as it is, the graphic novel was shorter. It’s a fun, quick read. I found it on Amazon and read it on my Kindle. I should note also that it came out just in May – so it was in place to marge the two, or at least to ride the wave of interest given that the movie was coming out. But it didn’t do that – it really was the book adaptation, not the movie adaptation.
So spoilers to follow, and I think I’m mostly going to let some of the panels speak for the graphic novel!
Posted in Comics, Comparative Opinions, LitFlix, Movies, Science Fiction, Time Travel
Tagged All You Need is Kill, Edge of Tomorrow, graphic novel, Groundhog Day, Mimics, Samurai, The Matrix, Tom Cruise, white wash
Last year was big for movies based on books. We had Warm Bodies, Beautiful Creatures, Mortal Instruments, Catching Fire, The Hobbit, and more. It has been a fun journey seeing how studios have chosen to interpret the books in to the movies and see where they hit or missed the mark. So now it is a new year and there are new Litflix coming out. So here is the list of all the books turned movies that I am going to be examining over the next year.
There is definitely something to be said for reading the book before seeing the movie. I will admit it might taint the experience a little bit, but I still find the practice fascinating. Sometimes when you are too familiar with the story you can be distracted from the story being told. At the same time if the book is good then it can be difficult to watch a movie that seems to totally veer away from the story that was told. So we will see what this new batch of Litflix brings and feel free to join in. (This is not a complete list, but there are only so many books I can read and movies that I can watch in a year.) Continue reading
Posted in Books, LitFlix, Movies, Trailer Watch
Tagged books as movies, Divergent, Edge of Tomorrow, Gone Girl, Litflix, Mockingjay, Noah, The Fault in Our Stars, The Giver, The Hobbit, The Maze Runner, Vampire Academy