Major spoiler alert! Don’t read on if you haven’t read the book or at least seen the movie!!!
So I found out that there was a book after I had already watched the Disney version of the movie. I hate it when that happens. Anyway, I finally sat down and read the book and it is so very different from the movie! Names are the same and general ideas are the same, but a lot was different. I was prepared for a story identical to the movie and instead I get thinks like Charlie had a twin that died at birth and he hears his twins voice in his head, instead of an older brother having gone off to college. Olivia is writing letters to her dad in prison and takes the whole band to meet them. Stella plays the ukelele and her family is all different. Mo is way more clingy in the book to the Mudslide Crush boy, and poor Wen has a major crush on his step mother to be in the book. The songs are all different, but overall it is the same story as the movie.
I know I’ve probably given a lot away, but if you are someone who needs to read the book first before seeing the movie I have to say I preferred the movie, but I liked the book. Which is so odd coming from me, but go figure.
Charlie is a freshman.
And while he’s not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it.
Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But he can’t stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.
I honestly don’t know why it took me so long to get around to reading this book. I’d heard all the buzz about it, and then the movie came out and I thought I should really read that book. And so here I am a year later, and may I just say that reading this book was quite the experience. There were so many times throughout this book where I would read a line, put the book down, think about my life, pick the book back up, read the line again, put it back down, maybe cry a little bit, etc. Some of the stuff just hit my soul, y’know? And it may be just the fact that I’m a moody teenager like so many others out there, but… you have to read this book if you haven’t. And maybe you should read it again if you already have. It just puts a lot of things in perspective. Charlie is probably one of the most awkward characters I’ve ever read about and along with, but I’m glad I did. I’m still a bit confused about some things, but I plan on having a discussion with someone. Now, I’m going to watch the movie [insert cringe] hopefully it isn’t that bad.
Ender is a young boy unlike any other. He is the one who was made to save the world from the Buggers (giant cockroach like creatures that invaded Earth a long while back). In Battle School on a Space Station orbiting Earth Ender must face his demons and become the leader everyone wants him to be.
This is a great story. I’m glad its getting turned into a movie. I just hope the movie will compare to the excellence that is the book. The only thing I have to say about this is that Ender’s Shadow is even better!
I am the Lorax and I speak for the trees! ~The Lorax from Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
So it’s day 4 of my challenge and I just saw The Lorax in 3D!
Granted there were only 3 other adults in the theatre without a small child, but I stand by this movie. The forest animals were adorable and had me laughing. If you have never read the picture book then you need to and if you like funny cartoon movies then this is one movie you should see. Dr. Seuss’ books always have double meanings to them. See if you can tell what this one was all about.
So I am super excited about the Hunger Games movie coming out. Not just because it has <3 Josh Hutcherson&Liam Hemsworth<3 in it 😉 but also because it’s due to release on March 23, 2012, the day of my BIRTHDAY!!!!!! SO SIKED!!! Think I’ll just “take a day off” from school so I can see the movie. My dad’s excited about it too. I got him hooked on the trilogy 🙂 Team Peeta<3
book vs movie
I finished the book I am Number Four yesterday at 7:30pm and went to the 7:45pm showing of the movie the same night. By the time that John Smith got to his locker at school I counted over 25 differences from the book. This was only about the first 10 – 15 mins of the movie. I stopped counting differences when I hit 50, only a few mins later and tried to watch as if I had not read the book. I’m sorry to say I failed. I loved the book! I thought it was a great young Superman discovering his powers novel with chase scenes and a romance thrown in. The movie kept the gist of what happened in the book, but left out so much that people who see it that didn’t read the book are most likely going to feel something is missing and people who did read the book are probably going to be upset that so much was changed. (Like Blood & Chocolate or the Lightning Thief). I thought some of the changes where good, but not complete. I think the actors did a good job, even though it seemed like some of them (and the writers) failed to read the book prior to filming.
I’d love to hear from everyone else on this as I have mixed feelings about the movie.
OK, I know this is not the movie poster, but it is the cover of book 2. I went to the midnight showing of this movie on Thursday and I have to say this movie is one that speaks to everyone in the Nintendo Generation (my generation) all the way to today’s Generation. There are so many great lines from this movie that it will be hard to pick a favorite to be my new ring tone. It kept me laughing and smiling for 2 hours!
It’s about a 23 year old guy named Scott Pilgrim whose ex-girlfriend did a number on him. Now that he’s gotten over the major trauma of the relationship he is dating a high school girl named Knives. He is happy with his life: being between jobs, living with a roommate who owns everything in the apartment (and makes sure that Scott knows it), and rocking with his band everyday. Then one day a girl with pink hair starts rollerblading through his dreams. When he starts seeing her at parties and at the library he must talk to her. And so the stalking begins! Ramona Flowers is a delivery girl with 7 evil exes that have ganged up to kill Scott so that Ramona will get back with Gideon. And it is thus that starts off the battles.
This movie was very Mario Brothers meets Mortal Kombat, meets (lets face it) every awsome nintendo game ever!