Got any opinions on this?
Some that come to mind:
1. Gone, Baby, Gone. The book seems to be kind of unfocused and doesn't shape the narrative and characters as well as the movie adaptation does. (Just for the sake of time, the two-hour movie had to streamline the plot and condense/cut some things.) There are also scenes in the movie (such as the attempted rape in the bar) that are far more riveting than the book version. I'm currently about halfway through the book after watching the movie and it's just far flatter, dramatically, than the movie was. I was driven to read the book after seeing the movie, but I likely would not have seen the movie if I had read the book first.
2. Kick-Ass. This was based on a limited series comic book that I've skimmed through, and the comic itself seemed rather crass without the fun/interesting stuff, while the movie really captured the tone in a good way, with its excesses seeming humorous and not just bloody.
3. Wanted. Same kind of thing, a comic book narrative translated into a movie where things were streamlined and the cruel/vulgar tone of the book (which seemed kind of uninteresting) was given some life in the movie translation.