It’s not better, but it’s just as good, Generation Kill. I’ve never read a book that is so close to the TV series as this book. There are literally only one or two scenes in the book that aren’t in the TV series and what’s missing isn’t important.
Yeah, I know, you asked for movies, but this series is just so good and so close to the book that it deserves a mention.
What, nobody’s going to bring up Ready Player One? Not to knock Ernest Cline, but the original book wasn’t really much to read. The movie did a good job taking that story and emphasizing it more, as well as adding pop culture references that resonate much better with the audience (The Shining, Mobile Suit Gundam, etc.). Hopefully Armada and Ready Player Two follow suit.
CS Lewis, as most know or should know, wrote Narnia as allegory to help explain Christianity.
However, when you say it was written for children, remember, the average 12 year old in the US is more literate than like 90% of adults when CS Lewis wrote Narnia. There were tremendous gains in education from WW2 era and forward due to the rise of the middle class. The same is largely true in most first world nations. People in our modern world seem to either have forgotten or never knew that we are essentially living in the Golden Age of humanity. Even 50 years ago things sucked compared to now.
CS Lewis wrote Narnia with the targeted literary levels of the majority of the people. We just call that “child like” now.