Normally, when a movie adaptation for one of my favorite books is announced I freak out. Then I wait a year, go to the midnight premiere, and then leave feeling slightly let down. I do this every single time. So why even bother caring when a movie is announced? It never does the book justice (except in the Colin Firth version of Pride and Prejudice). I’m always upset after and I have a list of complaints. They left this out! Or what about that girl? Stuff like that. The movies can be good, but they never live up to my expectation.
But you know what? I will always be excited for movie adaptations. No matter how much I don’t like them or how much they let me down, I will still be psyched. And that’s because when I finish a book that I really loved, I basically want to die. I loved it so much that I don’t want to let it go! Anyone feel me on this? So even though I know I will be disappointed, I will always look forward to movie adaptations because it’s an extension of this book, this experience that I loved so much and a movie means that it lasts a bit longer. And that’s worth it, in my book.
I admit I’m totally ridiculous and crazy. Because it’s just a book. But, really, it’s not. Like I said, it’s an experience, an adventure and (dorky, but) a friendship.