There are so many movies that have came out that come from books that are just awful. They keep a little bit of the book, mainly the names of the characters, then they destroy the rest of the book. I feel like they should be keeping it as close to the book as possible since that is what we fell in love with in the first place.
I love the Harry Potter, Twilight, and the Hunger Games movies but even those I know they changed and left stuff out but they are some of the closest adaptations I have watched.
Two movies I can think of for sure that I hated and wanted to leave the theater was City of Bones (I mean seriously, WTF was that) and American Sniper. American Sniper was good if you haven't read the book, but for anyone who has you will know they ruined it, too. For it to be based off someone's life and experiences who is no longer with us, they really did screw it up and to me it was disrespectful. I know I have others but my brain doesn't want to work right now!
Sometimes I wish I could just be the director in order to make sure the movie is made the way it should be, but sadly I doubt they would let little ol' me from a tiny town on Florida help out. Heck authors don't even come anywhere close to where I live for book signings.
So....What do you all think about Book to Movie adaptations? What are your worst and favorite ones?