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Top 10 Book Adaptations

Updated: Mar 1, 2022

It's World Book Day this Thursday and to celebrate we're listing our Top 10 Favourite Book Adaptations (yup including graphic novels!)....

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Adapted from Spider-Man by Stan Lee

Daniel (Age 11) - ★★★★★

'Spider Man No Way Home was a great film!

The action scenes were awesome and creative.

I loved seeing all the villains from the other spider man films and seeing the other spider men.

The storyline was gripping and exciting with the perfect balance between action and character development. The ending had an awesome fight scene with everybody in it and the very end was interesting and didn't do what you expected it to do.

All and all it was a great film with great action and a great storyline.'

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Adapted from Caging Skies by Christine Leunens

Mylo (Age 13) - ★★★★★

"JoJo Rabbit was a brilliant film, it contrasted the joys of a child's imagination with the brutal world that Germany was at that time. It was filmed from the child's perspective, exaggerating the contrast and giving a sense of playfulness. The film had meaningful moments, moments of great sadness and happy moments that brought it all together. The emotions brought on by these moments were shown through great use of filming techniques and engaging dialogue. Altogether, it is a film which is interesting and enjoyable whilst making you think and appreciate the hardship that many Germans suffered."

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3. KES (1969)

Adapted from A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines

A working-class English boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet kestrel.



Adapted from DC Comics

After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption.


5. MR. HOLMES (2015)

Adapted from A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin

An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes deals with dementia, as he tries to remember his final case, and a mysterious woman, whose memory haunts him. He also befriends a fan, the young son of his housekeeper, who wants him to work again.


6. THE PRESTIGE (2006)

Adapted from The Prestige by Christopher Priest

After a tragic accident, two stage magicians in 1890s London engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other.


Adapted from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by Wang Dulu

Daniel (Age 11) - ★★★1/2

"This film was decent. The storyline was gripping and it had a great ending but at some points I found it a bit confusing and hard to follow. Some of the fight scenes were amazing, especially the ones with the sword but I didn't like the flying bits."

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Adapted from Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions by Daniel Wallace

Daniel (Age 11) - ★★★★

"I liked this film, it was funny, gripping and emotional. It was really well made and, although it was different from what I would normally watch, I still really enjoyed it.

I think the film showed us that telling entertaining stories can make hard times in life easier and it also made me think about the importance of spending time with family. I liked how the son didn't really understand his Dad for most of the movie, but by the end he learned to accept him for who he was."

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9. LIFE OF PI (2012)

Adapted from Life of Pi by Yann Martel

A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.



Adapted from Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle

After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.


How do you rate these book adaptations?...


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