Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Some Great Books That Hit the Theaters

Books can be a great way to stay entertained, but many people prefer to wait until the book becomes a movie to enjoy it. Some of the best books have found themselves transformed into movies. While some of these books-turned-movies remain true to the plot, others are changed drastically from the book people have grown to love.

If you haven’t caught any of the following movies yet, program your DVR to record these movies the next time they are on the TV. If you don’t have a DVR, check out SaveonTVDirect.com to get access to DirecTV and three months free of HBO. Meanwhile, discover these five popular book series that were made into hit movies on the big screen.

The Harry Potter Series

The Harry Potter series has been popular among tweens, teens and even adults. This fantasy story follows a young orphaned boy who is mistreated by his aunt, uncle and cousin. He finds himself at a school for wizards where he learns spells and makes new friends and enemies. The entire series follows his journey through the school and the adventures that go with it. Note: There are eight movies in this series.

The Hunger Games

Another popular book series that has been turned into a series of movies is the Hunger Games. This series follows the story of a civilization that hosts a battle to the death each year that is televised for the entertainment of society. Each year, one boy and one girl are sent off to fight to the death. Only one can survive. The second Hunger Games movie follows the repercussions of the outcome of the battle in the first movie. There are two movies to date, but there are more books in the series.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, as well as several other Chronicles of Narnia books, have been transformed into movies. These stories feature two sisters and two brothers who find a magical world inside the wardrobe in their guardian's home. These siblings become royalty in this world and experience many adventures, fighting the evil that exists in the world to keep themselves in their rightful positions.

The Twilight Saga

The Twilight Saga is another series of books that have become a popular series of movies. This fictional story deals with vampires and werewolves in modern times. The series follows a romance between a mortal girl and a vampire, along with the challenges that come with this unlikely relationship. There are five movies that make up this series, following the couple through all the stages of their relationship, from falling in love for the first time to married life and having children.

The Lord of the Rings

For those who enjoy fantasy, The Lord of the Rings saga is a popular option that can be found in both book and movie forms. These movies follow along with Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who takes a chance on an adventure and winds up enjoying it. The story begins with The Hobbit, though this is the most recent movie that was made. Its predecessors, the Lord of the Rings series, picked up the story when Bilbo is older and asks for the help of a younger Frodo to destroy the infamous ring. More movies are yet to be made in this series.

Sometimes settling down with a good book is all the entertainment you need. When these popular books are made into movies, though, the entertainment value increases and allows even more people to enjoy the story.

For many readers, the upcoming movie based on the 50 Shades of Gray series is something really to look forward to.
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