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The Rise (and Fall?) of Young Adult Novels in Film

4 Apr

So after seeing the young adult film The Host, and how Beautiful Creatures have essentially flopped at the box offices, you would believe that the studios would potentially listen to the audiences demands of how we’re sick of terrible scripts based off of books that become terrible movies right?

WRONG!

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is yet another book based on a yong adult female lead novel. Now, I have my own problems with the author (Draco in Leather Pants*, anyone?), but what distresses me  is not that so so so SO many movies are based from novels. It’s not that they leads of these movies are young woman (because…. that’s not an issue. That is a problem. Meaning there are not enough films like this).

But it’s how the studios react to movies like these.

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