Favorite and Least Favorite Stephen King adaptions (Some spoilers)

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Favorite and Least Favorite Stephen King adaptions (Some spoilers)

Post by Nym182 » 11 Sep 2019, 09:12

What is your favorite an least favorite adaptions of a Stephen King book?

I would have to say my favorite is Shawshank Redemption or IT (the mini series) and my least favorite would be the Gunslinger.

I also have a bone to pick with Secret Garden and the Stand. Those are booth movies/series that I loved 90% of but the endings killed me (spoilers ahead)

In The Stand mini series, everything was spot on and pretty much perfect... except the end. I still get so mad with literally "the hand of God" appears and sets off the bombs... the graphics and concept are so cheesy. They could have easily done what King did and just had them explode. Even if they have Mother Abigail say "that was the hand of God" would have been better then the blue hand that came out of no where.

as for Secret Window, I get mad at it just on principle. The whole concept of the story was how important the ending is... and then the movie changed the ending. It made me so mad.

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Post by Javabean321 » 11 Sep 2019, 19:08

Favorite is definitely Shawshank. One of my top 5 favorite movies ever. I also really loved The Green Mile (and thought, as adaptations go, it was pretty spot on for the most part). There are a few I haven't seen, but of the ones I have, my least favorite would have to be the new Pet Sematary. I went to see it with a couple of guy friends and we laughed through most of it. It wasn't scary, and I hated the parts that they changed.
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Post by Nym182 » 11 Sep 2019, 21:25

Both great movies!

I haven’t seen the new one, but the original (also pretty not good) was my first horror move. I loved glen in it...

Did you ever see the newer dark tower movie? It’s pretty bad ha

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Post by NetMassimo » 12 Sep 2019, 01:44

Choosing my favorite adaptation is tough. I recently rewatched the first Carrie adaptation and found it much better than the subsequent ones. Shining is also great though it's a Kubrick product that diverge from the book to the point that Stephen King dislikes it.

I agree about the least favorite, I mean, packing a whole series of books into 90 minutes was a doomed effort from the beginning.
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Post by Nym182 » 12 Sep 2019, 09:22

NetMassimo wrote:
12 Sep 2019, 01:44
Choosing my favorite adaptation is tough. I recently rewatched the first Carrie adaptation and found it much better than the subsequent ones. Shining is also great though it's a Kubrick product that diverge from the book to the point that Stephen King dislikes it.

I agree about the least favorite, I mean, packing a whole series of books into 90 minutes was a doomed effort from the beginning.
The minute I found out Eddie and Susannah weren't going to be in the movie I knew it was doomed... I've hear they are doing an Amazon series on it and hopefully that one will be better (the bar is pretty low ha)

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Post by NetMassimo » 13 Sep 2019, 01:44

Nym182 wrote:
12 Sep 2019, 09:22

The minute I found out Eddie and Susannah weren't going to be in the movie I knew it was doomed... I've hear they are doing an Amazon series on it and hopefully that one will be better (the bar is pretty low ha)
Well, it would take a real commitment to do worse than the movie! :mrgreen:
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Post by Nym182 » 13 Sep 2019, 08:12

NetMassimo wrote:
13 Sep 2019, 01:44
Nym182 wrote:
12 Sep 2019, 09:22

The minute I found out Eddie and Susannah weren't going to be in the movie I knew it was doomed... I've hear they are doing an Amazon series on it and hopefully that one will be better (the bar is pretty low ha)
Well, it would take a real commitment to do worse than the movie! :mrgreen:
Could be a conspiracy... maybe make the show worse so the movie looks better in comparison :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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Post by NetMassimo » 13 Sep 2019, 10:36

Nym182 wrote:
13 Sep 2019, 08:12

Could be a conspiracy... maybe make the show worse so the movie looks better in comparison :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:
They should pay Amazon an awful lot of money to do that! :mrgreen:
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Post by Nym182 » 13 Sep 2019, 12:59

NetMassimo wrote:
13 Sep 2019, 10:36
Nym182 wrote:
13 Sep 2019, 08:12

Could be a conspiracy... maybe make the show worse so the movie looks better in comparison :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:
They should pay Amazon an awful lot of money to do that! :mrgreen:
because if it's one thing Amazon needs, it's more money :twocents-mytwocents:

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