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?