Sure, there had been popular book adaptations in the past, but none of them blew up quite like this film. Due to a mix of an already dedicated fanbase, a lack of book-to-screen adaptations that appealed to all ages, and an undeniably interesting concept, this initial film set up the franchise perfectly. It also helped that the movie was legitimately great.
That being said, this film wasn't an easy project to pull off. Much of its foundation came