I'm liking the big budget adaptations. where they can afford to do the project some good. Not cheap versions to be tossed in the walmart $5 bin.
Some good ones:
- Ever After - 1998, Cinderella, I could watch it over and over and over again...
- Robin Hood - 2010
- The Wizard of Oz - 1939. Classic.
- The Chronicles of Narnia - So far they have done an awesome job getting these on the big screen.
- Harry Potter - What can I say about this. I was sad about some things being left out. But they're now classics
- The Princess Bride - 1987, Whats up Fav movie!!!
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Jim Carey, I thought it was well done with a good appreciation to the craziness that is Dr. Seuss. (critics don't agree)
- James and the Giant Peach - Animated, but amazing.
- Alice in Wonderland - 2010 - Awesome!
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - 2005. OK so it was almost TOO similar to Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory from 1971.
- King Arthur - 2004
- A Little Princess - 1995. OK so I haven't seen this since I've entered adulthood. but I remember it being good.
- Tuck Everlasting - 2002. I got to go to a preview screening. Lucky me.
Adaptations that I haven't seen but I've heard great things about:
- Where the Wild Things Are - 2009. I got it for Christmas and just haven't watched it yet.
- Fantastic Mr. Fox - Want to see it pretty bad.
- Bridge to Terabithia - Scared to bawl my eyes out....
- The Tale of Despereaux - 2008. Haven't gotten the chance to see it.
Coming to theatres or in production:
- Snow White and the Huntsman - December, 2012. They're just casting this one. I'm interested though. (there is also a 'The Brothers Grimm: Snow White' that is said to be in development with Julia Roberts... I dont know which one, or both, is really happening.)
- Red Riding Hood - March 2011... We'll see how well this goes, but it looks interesting.
- Beastly -March, 2011. This one looks questionable.
- Oz: The Great and Powerful - 2013. Johnny Depp....
Other than animated movies, what are your thoughts?