I have always tried to live by the rule: read the book before seeing the movie. The Hunger Games – check.Water for Elephants – check. The Twilight Saga – check, check, check, and check. I believe to the very fabric of my core, it is better to read the book first.
However, as life gets more demanding, I seem to have less time to read. It also seems that more movies are based on books than ever before. I can’t keep up—and I’ve started make regular exceptions to my rule.
And despite the controversial remarks by the author of Warm Bodies, the concept appeals to me one thousand percent. Zombie romance? Heck yah!
But with deadlines, work, family, and general life, it’s doubtful I will get them read in the next month. So do I miss out on potentially awesome movies, until I read the book? Or do I see them anyway? If the movie is just meh, I may never get to the book.
Sometimes, the movie can inspire a viewer to read the original source material. When I saw The Perks of Being a Wallflower, I stopped at the bookstore on the way home to get the book. It was that good.
As I wallow in my indecision, I’m interested to hear what you think. About seeing movies based on books and/or these two February releases in particular? Should I go see or should I wait until I read? Thoughts?