From The Page To The Big Screen

Jocelyn Daly, News Editor

When Hollywood takes a book and turns it into a movie, it almost never measures up.  Lately, Hollywood has surprised us beyond belief.  This past year’s been packed with some great cinematic money makers. Novels-turned-movies have become number one box office smashes in 2012. The trend began with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer and has taken movie goers on a never ending cinema trip to the land of The Lorax by Dr.Seuss, and District 9 of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

The Hunger Games portrays the main character Katniss as the same young, fierce survivor she is in the book.  They brought the setting to life and did a stupendous job at showing the gruesome reality of the District Games.  Movie critics gave it a 3 out of 5 star rating. These movies have swept the box office and the growing question is, “what’s next?”   Think like a Man by comedian Steve Harvey has made number one in the box office and to date has grossed $60.9 million and counting. Our suggestion? Hollywood, keep them coming because the people love it.

Breaking Dawn Part One, captures the emotionally gripping reality of a life or death situation. You can really feel the division and anger that is present in the Cullen household because of this new threat to the safety of every mortal and immortal being worldwide. On November 16, 2012 Breaking Dawn Part Two will debut, putting the “Team Edward” and “Team Jacob” debate to rest. Not too long after, on December 21, 2012, Life of Pi, by Yann Martel will hit the big screen. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephhen Chbosky, a popular book among teachers and teenagers alike is also rumored to be hitting the theater sometime next year. 

Grab your popcorn and take a seat because it’s all coming to a theater and library near you.