Worst film/tv/game novelizations?
July 11, 2014 10:51 AM Subscribe
Help me find examples of film, TV, or video game novelizations that are not necessarily bad writing, but which completely alter or otherwise undermine the storyline, characterizations, and themes in the parent material.
posted by Wossname to Media & Arts (19 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
There's already an Ask for novelizations that improve upon the source material
. I'm looking for books that grossly do the opposite -- incorrect character descriptions, changed plot, significantly changed themes, etc.
My go-to book is the Planescape: Torment novelization, that not only gets the descriptions of major characters wrong, but completely undermines the game's themes at every opportunity.
Bonus points if the book is for a movie, as that's easier to compare/contrast against.