Monday, 16 April 2012

Book 1st! - April 2012 part 1

Ok so, as this is the first month, I've decided to do it in 2 parts.  This part will be going through all of the movies that are currently in the cinema and the 2nd part will go over the films that are coming out in the rest of this month!

The most prolific book adaptation currently in the cinema is The Hunger Games.

I haven't personally read these books, however I haven't heard a bad thing about them.  From any one.  Yes there is the hardcore fanbase, but don't be put off by that!  I'm not going to put any plot spoilers in, you'll have to go and find it out for yourself!  Just like me!  If you're lucky, and I'm organised, I might even post a review of The Hunger Games.  When I finally have time to read it that is!

The next two films are not direct adaptations, but are more loosely based on existing stories, one more so than the other.

Mirror Mirror is a film based on that well known fairy tale, Snow White.  However if you've only seen the Disney film version of this tale then I urge you to read the Brother's Grimm story.  It's a lot more gruesome and creepy than the Disney film, especially in the way that the Queen dies.

The film sticks more along the lines of the well known Disney version, from what I can tell from the trailer.  However I'd suggest simply going to watch this film for the sets and costumes!  They look incredible!

And last, but not least, is the sequel to the 2010 film Clash of the Titans, Wrath of the Titans!  Whilst this particular film is pretty much an entirely new work of fiction is it based off of the first film, which in turn is very loosely based on the myth of Perseus.

There isn't a specific book about Perseus but it's easy to research into his mythical story.  While you're at it have a look into the myths behind the Titans themselves!

I hope you enjoyed, what I hope to be, the first of many posts like this!

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