Book to movie adaptations are the big thing right now and a lot of people do this thing called dream casting. It’s technically just listing the actors you want as the characters from the book. Every time I see one of these, I usually just scroll by it and just not read it. Why? Ok, well let me go into more detail about book movies.
To be honest, there are few YA series that translate onto the screen well. I mean, in the past year all but The Hunger Games were pretty crap. I go into these movies expecting the worst and usually I get it so book movies are kinda a no. Sometimes the casts for these can be really great or they can be really bad like City of Bones. I think this has really put me off casting actors for books.
People say that books are movies in your head. Well, the movie in my head is gonna be totally different from yours. Dream casts sort of make me imagine that actor when I’m reading the book and I’m really not ok with that. I just want to imagine the characters the way I feel like they should be imagined.
There are some times when I look at dream casts and I’m like “OMG that person would be great as this character!” but most of the time… yeah. I have to say though, Cinder dream casts are cool for me right now because it’s got a lot of Teen Wolf people and Teen Wolf is cool to me right now. This brings me to my last point on dream casts. They really just depend on how you feel about the actors at the time. You could just be really biased towards the actor because of what you’re watching them in right now or because they’re hot. Come on, let’s be honest.
So there’s my view on dream casting. Tell me what you think about it, if you hate it, if you love it leave it all in the comments.