Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Summit Curse


The Summit Curse, can they make a quality book to movie adaptation?

Over the weekend I went and saw Ender's Game. The effects were amazing, the casting was great but something was missing, something about the story, plot, dialogue didn't feel right and I left the theater totally bummed (also kind of grossed out because the buggers were creepy) once again a book to movie adaption had failed to deliver. 

This got me thinking about other book to movie adaptions and after some internet googling I saw that there was a common thread to all my disappointments and that is Summit Entertainment. 


Okay, maybe I'm being hard on Summit other studios have also disappointed me but after Twilight was blatantly terrible I have had this studio under a microscope and have determined that if they make a movie I tend to not really like it. Summit is responsible for the single worst movie I've ever seen. Knowing with Nicholas Cage. 

Worst movie ever, just saying
I digress, Knowing isn't even based on a book. It was just a terrible movie. Also random fact Nicholas Cage totally freaks me out.

Scary Right?

Like I was saying before other studios have also disappointed me

These are just three examples. There are a multitude of other movie adaptations that fell short. The reason I am so concerned about what I am dubbing The Summit Curse is Summit is bringing Divergent to life on the big screen and after Ender's Game I'm not sure they are going to do the story justice. 

I will give Summit some credit though. The Perks of Being a Wallflower was pretty good but then again I never read the book so it could have been terrible and I wouldn't have known. Wallflower does give me faith though that they can do something right and Divergent might just be amazing. 

So! What are your thoughts on The Summit Curse? Real or Fake? Do you completely disagree and love Summit? I want to know in the comments!

8 comments:

  1. Well, Summit was a very low production company before they picked up Twilight, so I think they're just going to ride that until the hype dies (which sadly may not be for a while). I'm sorry you didn't like Ender's Game (I still need to see it), but I actually enjoyed Warm Bodies. Anyway, great post :)

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    1. I hope you enjoy Ender's Game more then I did. I was disappointed with the lack of political intrigue and the dumbing down of Valentine, but I will admit the special effects were totally awesome and theater worthy.

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  2. What's the single worst movie you've ever seen? The image is broken for me, and now I'm so curious! I agree that Summit is a hit or miss production company. Like Nicole said, they were nothing before Twilight and then I think they merged with Lionsgate, who does The Hunger Games. I do like Warm Bodies. I think it was fun and light -- but I would never watch it again.

    And I really, really loved Ender's Game! I'm sad that you didn't like it as much, but I think my expectations were so low that I was really blown away by the whole adaptation. One of my favorite YA adaps for sure :)

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    1. Knowing with Nicholas Cage! Ugh that movie was so terrible. I might have been exaggerating saying it was the worst movie I've ever seen, I've seen some really crappy ones, but it is definitely up there!

      Maybe I'm mad about Warm Bodies because I saw it at the theater and didn't feel like I got my monies worth? You're right though it was light and fun but I'd never watch it again.

      I think my biggest gripes with Ender's Game were that throughout the movie they kept giving the ending away, the relationships between Valentine/Peter/Ender was never really explored and I didn't really feel Ender's struggle like I did in the book.

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  3. B-buuut I liked Warm Bodies! Though, to be fair, it's probably the only Summit film I liked lol.
    I haven't seen Ender's Game yet, but it's my brother's favourite book so no doubt he'll go and see it eventually. I'll wait for his report (which I doubt will be good) before I bother wasting a trip to the cinema!

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    1. I think it was cinema worthy on in that it did have really good effects. I mean rocket ship launches sound bad-ass in a theater but aside from that I was just really bummed about the whole thing.

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  4. I was disappointed with Warm Bodies as well. It was too…chickflick-ified. I just made that up. As for Twilight, well, Twilight will always be Twilight no matter who produced the movie, I think. I'm not saying that's bad. I am a fan of the books. I'm just saying the whole thing was slathered in cheese to start with. :)

    Great post. I do hope Enders Game will be awesome.

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    1. I suppose that is true, Twilight was cheese to start with. I liked the books as well though so I had high hopes that were just completely crushed. I actually watched the first bit of it on the internet and thought I had selected the wrong movie...it was that bad lol

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