Four Stephen King Adaptations Worth Seeing
Stephen King always has been, and always will be, my favorite author of all time. He is a genius with an imagination that can compete with anyone and come out on top every time. Though I enjoy him to no end, I’ve never been a huge fan of movies based on his work. I read the books, I love them, and I know that no one can tell the story as brilliantly as he can. There have been a lot of adaptations between 1976 and 2012, but only a select few of them can be considered great.
4. The Green Mile (1999)
The Green Mile is the story of a confused and misunderstood man unjustly condemned to death in the 1930s. It is a tragic tearjerker of a book, and it instantly became one of my favorites. While the movie failed to give the same emotional reactions, it was still a great success, thanks mostly to the amazing performances by Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan. Closer to the end of the book, John Coffey gave a speech right before he was put into the electric chair. It was one of the saddest moments in any book, and could bring tears to the eyes of the strongest men. A bit of it was cut from the movie, which was the biggest disappointment for me. Otherwise, The Green Mile is a wonderful adaptation of an already great story.