Opinion Battles Round 20 Favourite TV Show to Movie

Opinion Battles Round 20

Favourite TV Show to Movie

Once again we dive into searching through Hollywood’s lack of ideas as they return to old television shows to make a movie, this does offer a show cancelled too soon to say goodbye to the hugely loved characters.

If you want to join the next round of Opinion Battles we will be take on What is your Favourite Ghost Film, to enter email your choice to moviereviews101@yahoo.co.uk by Saturday 14th October 2017.

Darren – Movie Reviews 101


Firefly was one of the most loved sci-fi shows that got cancelled too soon, we only got 13 episodes but Serenity gives us a chance to see our character one more time, they are bigger and better with a story that gives you everything you wanted for our characters.

Cinema Parrot Disco

Wayne’s World


I struggled with this one until I realized that one of my all-time favorite movies should qualify as it’s a part of a long-running American comedy sketch show. So my favorite TV show to movie film is Wayne’s World. And I’m not at all ashamed to admit it. Wayne’s World is excellent. Zang!


Kim – Tranquil Dreams

Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars is a great character played by Kristen Bell and the show ended in a way that there was such a lack of resolution. The movie did a great job at helping tie up some loose ends as well as a reason for a reunion for everyone. However, it was truly a movie for the fans. The characters would mean much less for those who haven’t seen the show and just hopping in. However, its a ton of fun. Veronica Mars and her sleuth skills is always awesome.


Milo – Stuff and That

Wayne’s World

One of the small handful of SNL characters to successfully make the transition to the big screen (sorry, Pat!), Wayne and Garth’s irreverent antics throughout led this flick to become one of my most quotable and effortlessly funny out there. Excellent!

Tom – Plain Simple Tom Reviews

The Simpson’s Movie

Spider-Pig, Spider-Pig . . .


I didn’t fully appreciate it the first time I watched it but this feature length excursion for our favourite yellow family, Lord knows how many years it took to make, is a very funny, easily watchable, exciting adventure.

The best thing is that it keeps on being funny through repeat viewings and you’re likely to even pick up on something that you missed the first time.

It may have a gazillion screenwriters but The Simpsons Movie is tons of fun and a shining example of TV to film done right. We need a sequel!!


Rob – Movie Rob

Star Trek

They took a goofy 60’s sci-fi show and turned it into one of the biggest movie franchises.


The character arcs got better as time goes by and then they rebooted the whole thing making it even better and more modern thus showing the power of the storytelling even after 50 years.


Rachel – 54 Disney Reviews

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm


My favorite TV to movie adaptation has to be Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. This is actually my favorite Batman movie and it is based on Batman: the Animated Series. What I love about this film is it treats Bruce Wayne as a real fully developed person with emotions and relationships. Often I feel like Batman and especially Bruce gets lost in Batman movies to the charismatic villains. Not here. The villains are important but nothing to Batman and his journey to walk the line between good and evil. 

The score by Shirley Walker is amazing. The animation is striking and beautiful. It’s just a great movie from a great show.

Emma – Emma Explains It All

21 Jump Street

Well it was either this or Jackass! Come on, how many great TV to film crossovers have there really been? Hmmm. 

In all seriousness, I love 21 Jump Street. Ok I never saw the original TV series but it’s still a great comedy film that I never mind watching. Happy to watch in fact. 

And having Johnny Depp cameo at the end was genius. 

S.G. Liput – Rhyme and Reason


While I may have briefly considered The Fugitive, the first and best TV show-to-movie that comes to mind is Joss Whedon’s Serenity. Who would have thought, after Firefly was canceled without even a complete first season, that it would get its own theatrical finale a few years later? Boasting both technical finesse (like that great tracking shot through the ship) and awe-inspiring action, Serenity tied up most of the loose ends left by the show and gave us one more grand adventure for Mal Reynolds and his crew

8 comments on “Opinion Battles Round 20 Favourite TV Show to Movie

  1. Reblogged this on Tranquil Dreams and commented:
    Time for the next round of Opinion Battles. In Round 20, we are choosing our Favorite TV show to Movie! My choice was no doubt Veronica Mars! The show and the movie just fit so well together plus its fan-made so it really hit all the right notes even if it only appealed to those more who followed the show previously.
    Head over and check out the other choices and vote for the one you like the most!

  2. Reblogged this on Rhyme and Reason and commented:
    Don’t forget to vote for your favorite movie based on a TV show in Round 20 of Opinion Battles! Not all TV shows make the jump to the big screen gracefully, but when they do, the results can be utterly entertaining. While others chose comedy, I had to side with Serenity, the blockbuster finale for Joss Whedon’s canceled sci-fi series Firefly. What’s your favorite?

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