Trapped in the Mexican jungle, a group of friends stumble upon a creeping horror unlike anything they could ever imagine.Two young couples are on a lazy Mexican vacation–sun-drenched days, drunken nights, making friends with fellow tourists. When the brother of one of those friends disappears, they decide to venture into the jungle to look for him. What started out as a fun day-trip slowly spirals into a nightmare when they find an ancient ruins site . . . and the terrifying presence that lurks there.
I didn't care much for the beginning of The Ruins. The characters were annoying and a few things were cliche. Thankfully this did not last long. The Ruins managed to turn into a great page turner. Do not let the beginning sway you. I loved this book.
the movie. Scott Smith wrote the screenplay as well, but the movie is surprisingly different than the book. The characters were switched around, the injuries and events were switched around, and the ending was changed. This rarely happens, but I liked the movie ending more than the book ending.
If you haven't checked out either of them - read it (always first) and watch it! It's fun to see the Scott Smith's different visions between print and screen. Plus, it makes for some awesome entertainment.
Have you read and watched The Ruins? Which ending did you prefer?