The Giver Movie

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The Giver, written by Lois Lowry is one of the best children’s books written. But, have you seen the new and more modern movie? If you watched the movie, did you notice any similarities or differences between the two? Phillip Noyce added a technological touch, but removed some aspects of the book. The movie was a little too rushed, while in the book, there was much more description, and the book was also very enlightening. The book lured you in much more, while the movie was done in a blink of an eye! Jonas’ relationships were a key aspect in both the movie and the book. Jonas was 12 years old in the book, and 18 years old in the movie. Age significantly affected Jonas’ differences in relationships between The Giver movie and book. Age notably…show more content…
I enjoyed reading the book more, as it was kept at a pace that was easy to follow along with. Also, the book was much more descriptive and soaked into your mind. The movie finished in a split second. You couldn’t really understand what the movie was communicating to you, while the book was written so well, that you could understand very thoroughly. The movie didn’t really show some details from the book that would help the viewer understand more clearly. With more detail, I feel the movie would have been a much better one than it is now. Also, the increase of age for most of the characters didn’t really work out in the movie. The actors didn’t really fit into the story of The Giver. So, some of the the emotions Jonas was feeling in the book, you couldn’t really see that in the movie, because of the age difference. Overall, I strongly believe that the The Giver book was much better than the movie adaptation for…show more content…
Age really affected the differences of relationships between Jonas and Fiona from the movie and book, as well as between Jonas and Asher. It pretty much affected a huge amount of the differences between the movie and book. Especially between Jonas’ relationships. Like most comparisons between books and movies, these two had a number of differences. There were only a few similarities, and the differences outweighed them. The Giver also communicates the importance of memory, and how it can change the world if the memories are preserved properly. We need to do exactly the same to make an impact on this
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