I get what you mean by going on a journey with not only the character but also the writer. I am just now beginning to read the last book (PLEASE DON'T SPOIL FOR ME) and I am thinking back to when I first started reading the series. Remembering how far the character came, How far even I came since beginning to read the series. So much reflecting. I'm excited to see how it ends, yet sad to know it's over. It's a good series.
And the movie gave it no justice. To me they seem to throw all the action bits together and called it a movie. None of the side fun parts where in there, which let me down. They could have made that movie so much better.
For me personally (and I don't know if it was mentioned already), "The Happening" starring Mark Wahlberg. An M Night bomb where the wind is deadly and people randomly kill themselves. Terrible plot, terrible acting, woefully bland, and stunningly awful effects (the lion ripping the zookeeeper's arm off is just so bad it's funny) Avoid at all costs...
Not sure what movie it was, but it was one my mom put on during a family dinner. The movie was about a zombie invasion, but playing rock music and smoking pot made the zombies docile. It was a horrible movie that tried to be a horror-comedy but utterly failed to be worth the time to watch it.