Ginny Weasley from Harry Potter films

Bonnie Wright as Ginny Weasley
Bonnie Wright as Ginny Weasley

The treatment of Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter films was quite terrible. Talking about Ginny in books, she was fiery, brave, and smart. She calls out Ron on his sexism and makes the entire Quidditch team laugh. In the movie, her character is bland and has no chemistry with Harry, and is just really passive with a few instances of bravery.

Tris Prior from the Divergent films

Shailene Woodley as Tris Prior
Shailene Woodley as Tris Prior in Divergent series

The character of Tris in the books was pretty likable but the movies completely destroyed her character as she became this one-dimensional trope losing all her passion and independent spirit which made her important in the story. In short, the movies fail to portray her as the badass that she truly is.

Annabeth Chase from Percy Jackson & The Olympians films

Alexandra Daddario as Annabeth Chase
Alexandra Daddario as Annabeth Chase

In the books, she was the smartest and fiercest character with a comprehensive knowledge of Greek mythology. Moreover, Annabeth in books doesn’t admit that she likes Percy until the third book but in the films, they play up their romantic relations pretty early on.

Ron Weasley in Harry Potter films

Rupert Grint's Ron seems to be there to provide comic relief
Rupert Grint’s Ron seems to be there to provide comic relief

The movies turned Ron into a flawed character simply using him for laughs. The books show him as a flawed yet likable character. In the movies, however, he’s childish and stroppy with not many redeeming qualities.

Sam from Perks of Being a Wallflower

Emma Watson as Sam
Emma Watson as Sam

The book pictured Sam as a more free-spirited alternative than how Emma Watson had portrayed her. She was tone deaf in a few ways with only two facial expressions trying to get her American accent out.

Katniss Everdeen from Hunger Games films

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss nailed the role
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss nailed the role

No one could have played Katniss better than Jennifer Lawrence. She had the same intensity as the books and it turned out to be an excellent character adaptation. Her portrayal of a teenage girl living in poverty having to provide for her family thanks to her mom’s illness was spot on in the films.

Charlie Kelmeckis from The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Logan Lerman is perfect as Charlie
Logan Lerman is perfect as Charlie

Logan Lerman is the perfect choice for Charlie, making the audience fall in love with the character. In each instance of the film, he got the awkward oblivious teenage boy right.

Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice

Keira Knightley is phenomenal as Elizabeth Bennet

Keira Knightley’s performance seemed genuine, and the difference between Caroline Bingley and Elizabeth was made quite clear. Knightley was Elizabeth and she breathed new life into the character.

Bella Swan from the Twilight

Unlike the contrary belief, Kristen Stewart was bang on with Bella Swan

This comes in contrary to the common belief suggesting that Kristen Stewart nailed the character. She was clumsy, awkward, and uncomfortable in her own skin, but also selfless and a romantic. When she transformed into a vampire, she exuded beauty, confidence, and heroism. One can say that Kristen Stewart did a great job, it’s not her fault that Bella was written that way.

Elio Perlman from Call Me By Your Name

Elio Perlman as Timothee was a great character adaptation
Elio Perlman as Timothee was a great character adaptation

While the book dwells deep into the thoughts of Elio, narrating the story how he thinks and feels instead of much action or dialogue. It was for Timothee to capture all the emotions of the character and reveal the story to the viewer through his mannerisms was incredible. Their chemistry was unparalleled and Timothee’s acting was phenomenal.

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