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Five Weird Film Adaptations of Classics That We Kind of Love

You’ve read the novels. You’ve watched the movies that accurately depict the events of the novel. But have you watched the super weird and hilarious movie adaptations of the classics that kind of make no sense sometimes? We just adore them! They make us laugh at their stupidity, their deadpan jokes and quirky characters. But seriously, these movies are also important – there’s a generation of people that have never read any of the classics, and these strange adaptations allow them to learn and perhaps may even inspire them to dig through the literature archives and open up one of the originals! Here’s five weird adaptations of classics that we kind of love:

Five Weird Film Adaptations of Classics That We Kind of Love:


1. 10 Things I Hate About YouAnd a million reasons to love this movie! It certainly featured as a prominent role in our childhoods and coming of age, but did you know that it’s based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew? In the play, Katherine is deceived To fall in love with Petruchio, and the movie’s protagonist Kat is charmed by Patrick under false pretenses. Even her sister shares the same name as in the play, Bianca!


2. Pride and Prejudice and ZombiesThis one is kind of obvious, and just a little bit odd but we love it! It’s pretty much exactly like the original with only a few changes. For example, there are zombies. But you know, even with the zombies, they make some compelling points about economic greed, so there’s that!


3. The Nutty ProfessorWe’re not sure if you noticed, but this movie is based on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. There are certain striking similarities between these; both professors wish to make grand changes to themselves, with Sherman wanting to change his physical appearance and Dr. Jekyll wanting to hide his desire to do evil things. Moral of the story is: Don’t be afraid to be yourself, even if you’re a little nutty!


4. Warm Bodies Ah, a modern Romeo and Juliet! Except – and you’d never have guessed this – there are zombies! There’s a bit of a trend here, isn’t there? There are once again similarities in the names; R and Julie are in love but they aren’t allowed to be together, just like two households, both alike in dignity!


5. Clueless – This is one hilarious movie and definitely had its place in our coming-of-age moments! We wonder if Jane Austen would be proud, considering Clueless is loosely based on Emma. Although almost all of the names were changed, Cher was completely designed with Emma in mind.


So, maybe some of these are a little weird. And okay, maybe there are way too many zombies! But you know what? We still love them anyway! They’re funny, they mostly have good moral lessons and they motivate people to read the classics. Connect with us if you have your own weird adaptation that needs proofreading!



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