Adaptations: April 2019

Hello my fellow bookworms and adaptation lovers, here is what I watched in April:

Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Not Read     Film     Television

Finally I caught this 2017 science fiction film, based on the Japanese manga by Masamune Shirow, as it made its network premiere. In the near future, Major (Scarlet Johansson) is cyber-enhanced to be the perfect soldier, devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals, but events will have her questioning who is the real enemy? This film has received much criticism, however, while perhaps not great, I thought it was cool. Good watch.

Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Not Read     Film     Cinema

Then madly I found myself at the cinema, opening weekend, to see this highly anticipated fourth superhero bonanza, based on the Marvel Comics’ hero team. Five years after the terrible consequences of the Infinity Wars, the remaining Avengers must figure out a way to do the impossible: to go back to defeat Thanos and bring back their lost friends. A visually stunning, whirlwind adventure, that made me laugh, made me cry, and was a brilliant return to top form for Marvel. Great watch.

That’s two new-to-me adaptations watched and I enjoyed a comforting re-watch of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of Ring (2001), which brings my grand total up to three adaptations watched over the month. However that’s not all, I also started watching American fantasy drama Once Upon a Time (Series 1), the German war drama Das Boot (2018), and the long awaited finale of the epic fantasy Game of Thrones (Series 8).

As for non-adaptations, I watched two fascinating BBC documentaries that re-examined the evidence and investigations into two of the most notorious murder cases in Britain: Jack the Ripper – The Case Reopened (2019) and The Case of the Yorkshire Ripper: A Very British Crime Story (2019).

Have you watched any of these? What have you been watching recently?

6 thoughts on “Adaptations: April 2019

  1. Lots of watching there. I saw Ghost in the Shell when it came out and, like you, liked it but wasn’t impressed. I haven’t watched any of the four or five latest Marvel movies. I decided that, to watch Infinity War, I had to re-watch Iron Man 3, and all the subsequent ones and go from there, but I haven’t found the will to commit to all that. I saw the first two seasons of Once Upon A Time when the series started, but as new characters were introduced, I found myself losing interest; I put the series in my Netflix watchlist though.

    On my part I have watched lots in the last month, all series, no movies. I saw The Borgias (Season 3), Camelot, Howards End (miniseries), Maximilian (miniseries), SS-GB (miniseries). I have also kept up with Season 8 of Games of Thrones.

    1. Carmen, I hope one day you are able to catch up with all the Marvel films! 😛 I also really enjoyed The Borgias, the Howards End miniseries and SS-GB, so I hope you did too. While despite the star-studded cast, I was rather underwhelmed by Camelot.

  2. You did lots of watching! I watched two movies that were adaptations from books: The Hate U Give and First Man. Both were stunning.

  3. That’s a great month – I can always have a rewatch of LotRs.
    And, we’re almost caught up with GoTs now. We’ve watched all season 7 and started the new series – so we’ll be uptodate probably by the end of the week – and then we’ll have these horrible weekly waits! Still, will be good to be fully uptodate for the final 2 or 3 episodes – last chance of spoilers that way.
    Lynn 😀

    1. Oh yes Lynn, I am always up for a re-watch of the LotR films too 😀 I am also pleased to hear you have almost caught up with GOT – I have no idea how you have managed to avoid spoilers thus far!

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