The book is always better than the movie. You’ll never convince me otherwise. However, that doesn’t mean that certain books are just begging to be properly adapted (see: THE GODFATHER, IT, THE GRAPES OF WRATH, and so on). When that movie magic happens, you either get an achievement in cinematic excellence, like THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION for example, or a true clunker that doesn’t deserve space in the clearance bin of your local Wal-Mart. Here’s looking at you, Will Smith’s I AM LEGEND.