I’ll be the first to shamelessly admit it: the sole reason I went to the movie theatres to see “The Bling Ring” was because Emma Watson was starring in the film. I really thought it sounded like quite a silly premise for a film, but hey – I love Emma Watson, and I wanted to be sure I saw it before they started moving the film to only late-night showings or took it off the big screens completely.
It’s a classic conundrum. Many books are made into movies, and many movies nowadays have origins in books. Some film adaptations of books work out very well; others, not so much. Sometimes the plotlines just don’t transfer very well; other times, the script is changed in such ways from the book that it makes it nearly unrecognizable.
I’ve read the book “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” a number of times (it’s brilliant, of course) and I just re-read it a few days ago in preparation for seeing the film today. I was so anxious to see it, and I got SO angry every time new cities were released and it wasn’t mine. But finally, here it is.. and here’s my thoughts. Under the cut to stay spoiler-free!
In my attempt to branch out by blogging about different thing, here’s the first movie review I’ve written in probably five years – a look at the 2010 independent movie, @urFRENZ, which takes a look at social media and the (sometimes scary) effects it can have.