Thursday, 15 May 2014

From Book to Film: Our Netflix Choices

Hubby decided to join me for a collaboration or he might just say I left him to do this, but believe me I did have a say in this post. We were having a route around Netflix one night and got onto the topic of Books (or comics) made to film, so we came up with the following choices for everyone in the family. We hope you like them or maybe they might just help you decide what to watch next. We love feedback so don't forget to let us know what you think.

Comic Book Film: "Thor" (2011) based on the Marvel comic book "Thor" based on characters created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby. August 1962 - Present.
This was the biggest risk out of all the Marvel films, as it was the one with the most out there plot. Gods on Earth really shouldn't have worked, but this was done really well. Chris Hemsworth is perfectly (and I mean PERFECTLY) cast as the God cast down to Earth, and the film has plenty of action and humour.

Kids Book: "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" (2009) based on the book by Judi Barrett and first published in 1978.
This quirky film is full of imagination and memorable characters. It's a huge amount of fun that features plenty of laughs for kids and adults alike, which is sometimes not always the case with CG animated films, but this one gets the balance just right.

Teenage Book: "The Hunger Games", based on the book by Suzanne Collins first published in 2008.
The massive success of the "Harry Potter" and "Lord of the Rings" movies led to a resurgence in the amount of books transferred to the screen with the intention of making them into a franchise. "The Hunger Games" has proven to be on par with those series, as the two films in the series so far have grossed $1.5 billion worldwide. This film serves as a great introduction to the world of Collins' book, and is an enjoyable sci-fi action film for this generation.

Adults: "The Godfather", based on the book by Mario Puzo first published in 1969.
Some films have a weight of expectation that they can't possibly live up to. "The Godfather" is widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, and after a recent rewatch, it still holds up. It's an incredibly story that's as much about the dynamics of a family as it is about the crime elements that people think of when they recall the film. Everything about this film is practically perfect. If you've never seen it, set aside a few hours and enjoy. If you have seen it, go watch it again!!

*Disclaimer: I have become a member of the Netflix Stream Team and for this I received a complimentary subscription for one year & an Apple TV (Box). All opinions are my own, and I will be posting once a month in relation to Netflix Stream Team. Stay tuned........


  1. You can't beat a bit of The Godfather!

    1. Such an excellent film and imagine I only saw it for the first time last year!!! I missed out on The Godfather for way too long :)

  2. Great post! The only one I've seen is Cloudy with a chance of meatballs, but I will watch The Hunger Games, loved the first 2 books.

    1. I laughed my socks off at Cloudy with a chance of meatballs :) I loved the books too and the first film is definitely the one to watch. I hope you enjoy it now xx


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