by C.L. Phillips
True confession. I think casting Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher in the upcoming movie of one of Lee Child's books is a sin against nature, art, and all things holy. Okay, maybe I'm overstating my case.
But after reading To Kill a Mockingbird (for the first time ever) and then watching the movie with Gregory Peck, I realized how rare it is for a movie to be as gifted as a book. Sure the Harry Potter movies were enjoyable, but I'd take the books any day of the week. My imagination can outstrip the average man's film camera.
So when it comes to movie adaptations, which ones were a crime? Inquiring minds want to know.
I'm betting One for the Money makes the list. Wait, that movie's not out yet. :)