TOP 5 TV-to-FILM ADAPTATIONS
This one’s pretty self-explanatory. Let’s say we jump right in:
I suppose this is a bit of a cheat since the movie is really just one long episode of the show but isn’t that what all adaptations are. I can’t help loving these movies. They crack me up.
4. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE.
A lot of people like the third one the best but I’m a fan of DePalma’s original adaptation. It has the most twists and turns, the best action and looks great on screen. Definite step up from the original show.
3. STAR TREK (2009).
While there have been other good Star Trek films, the re-imagining in 2009 showed everything this cult show had to offer on a Star Wars sized level.
My love of this show is no secret. I think the movie took a great show and made it better by cutting the episodic nature of the show and delivering one big fact sucker punch of action in a tight, well made film.
1. THE FUGITIVE.
Am I the only one who misses this Harrison Ford? While Serenity is probably my favorite film on this list, I think The Fugitive is by far the best adaptation of a show ever made. It sucks you in from the second it starts and never lets up. It also features classic Harrison Ford and the performance of a lifetime from Tommy Lee Jones. What’s not to like?