The short answer is no.
The longer answer is Berkson’s Paradox/Fallacy applies.
The even longer answer is explained in this video from Hannah Fry and Numberphile:
Comparing the book to the movie has been a long-standing blog topic of mine, which made this maths video pretty cool*. I’ve since developed a category list that relates to what Hannah discussed in the video about what gets made into movies.
- It is very unlikely that your novel will be published.
- It is very unlikely that your published novel will be optioned to be made into a movie (or TV show).
- It is very unlikely that the movie adaptation will actually be made.
- Most movies are average, so it is very unlikely that the movie adaptation will be above average.
- If the movie is above average, it is very unlikely that the movie will bear any resemblance to the book it was adapted from.
- Pointless arguments will ensue from the previous two points.
The Metacritic vs Goodreads analysis mentioned in the video is interesting and worth a read.
*As always, I’m working from a definition of cool that includes the nerdy stuff I like.**
**Did you know that cool has always been cool?***
*** Well, unless you use Ngram Viewer to check Google Books for word usage over time like some sort of nerd…