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I hear Hollywood is making Ready Player One. Itś gonna be horrible. I mean that single book alone spanned years in the timeline about an unattractive fat loser Wade and his friends playing an online game filled with 70s 80s and 90s references.(and itś awesome!) Theyŕe gonna dump on that one badly.
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Cirque du Freak- Man, they butchered everything about the story and the characters.
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Eragon. Only because it deviated from the novels and made a sequel all but impossible. Don't get me wrong, it was enjoyable enough for a movie. Shitty translation.
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My choice would be David Lynch's take on "Dune". It's a bad movie that doesn't escape memory and the "Heavens Gate" of sci-fi movies. While the movie had some impressive sets and costumes, not to mention the sandworms, it was loaded with bad acting (whoever played the Baron hammed it up, while Sting's overacting make me laugh for the wrong reason), went over the top with that heartplug stuff, skipped vast potions of the novel (was this an adaptation of "Dune Cliff Notes"?), and made a mockery of the Frank Herbert novel (hey folks, it doesn't rain in the end). Now I don't hate David Lynch, I think "Twin Peaks" was one of the greatest shows of the 90's while Lynch followed up "Dune" with "Blue Velvet", which was his best movie IMO. In fact, I don't think Lynch was the best choice for "Dune" at that time. Image if Ridley Scott directed it? What about the late Stanley Kubrick or even Terry Gilliam? To be fair, the Sci-Fi Channel miniseries was better than the Lynch movie, though nothing beats the novel. But if there's one movie from the last 30 years I want to see remade, it should be "Dune".
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Harry Potter for me.

The books were great, the movies cut out a lot from the book.
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I reckon City of Bones from the Mortal Instruments, the movie is ssoooooooo bad!!!!!!!!! They really screwed it up
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Talking about the worst book-to-movie adaptations, three names come to mind:

1. Bicentennial Man: Based on Isaac Asimov's novel - The Positronic Man, this movie released in the year 1992. The story follows a robot named Andrew who is a servant to the Martin family. As he learns about human behavior and emotions, he starts to act like the humans he serves and yearns to be more than just a mechanical man. Over time, he replaces the mechanical parts of his body with organic parts, turning him slowly into a human. The movie followed the same premise as the book but unfortunately the Robin Williams led feature was not able to convey the same tone as the book did. Cluttered with sentimental cliches and bad dialogues, the movie was less of a look on humanity and more of just a romantic fantasy movie.

2. The Da Vinci Code: Starring Tom Hanks and Ian McKellen, the movie was overly complicated and lacked the thrill that the book provided. However, when Dan Brown released The Da Vinci Code in 2003, it had taken the world by storm, unlike the movie. The book followed professor Robert Langdon as he followed clues left by a deceased museum curator, which eventually led him on a mission to track the location of the Holy Grail.

3. All The King's Men: With a star-studded cast that included Sean Penn, Kate Winslet and Anthony Hopkins, the 2006 adaptation was set to be a more direct adaptation of the book. Unfortunately, it was a critical and commercial failure at the box office. The film's narrative felt bogged down and was overly complicated - not to mention boring. Basically, the movie lacked the energy and political insight that made the book the classic it is today.
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