Books have been adapted into movies for a long time. However, it does seem like recently there are a lot of movie adaptations of favorite books. 2015 has a bumper crop of movies coming out or in production based on different books. Some of them are young adult novels, which are particularly popular choices for movies. After the success of the likes of The Hunger Games and The Fault in Our Stars, Hollywood is trying to offer similar material. But there are other genres available too, from mysteries to biopics. Here I take a look at some of the books that are making it to the big screen this year.
1. Jurassic World
We haven’t seen a Jurassic Park film in well over ten years, but finally, finally, Universal Pictures has cooked up something new for us. Twenty-two years after the incident at Jurassic Park, a bigger and ‘better’ park has been opened – Jurassic World. Everything seems to be going well, until the park’s newest attraction, and creation, the genetically modified ‘indominus rex’, escapes containment and wreaks havoc throughout the park. In all honesty, from watching the trailer it doesn’t look like there’s anything new with regard to the plot line. They seem to be following the same formula from the previous three films, but with seriously amped up graphics. Fans of the previous films will no doubt turn out in their masses to watch this regardless of what the critics think and I for one am very excited to see this film!
2. Magic Mike XXL
Magic Mike was either a hit or miss with most viewers, pleasing some, disgusting others. I was one of the thousands of fans who was greatly entertained by the film. What’s great about this film is that it somehow manages to avoid being sleazy, despite the fact that it is centered on a troupe of strippers. Sure, there’s not a huge amount to the plot, but it’s funny and entertaining so it serves its purpose. At the end of the first film, we thought that Mike had waved goodbye to his stripper career but apparently not. Magic Mike is set 3 years after the end of the first film and Mike and the rest of the Kings of Tampa are regrouping for one last performance.
Check out my review of Magic Mike here