3 Reasons Why
By: Marisa Lea
I think the movie The Giver is different but respects the book in many ways. These are the three main reasons why I think that.
One of them is, that even with all their changes they still have all the key aspects to the Giver. Like when they changed their age they still had the ceremony. They still had him slide down the hill even they brought Asher in for a little twist.They may of changed a few memories like bee sting instead of sunburn and wedding instead of Christmas but he got the same reaction, pain and love. Jonas still tried to give the memory’s away. But too Fiona instead of Asher. Those weren’t super big changes. So, even with a few minor changes they still got all the main points in the movie.
Another reason why I think the movie is different but respects the book they have reasons for all their changes. There not random. There to help us get and understand the movie more. It’s harder to explain everything in a movie than in a book. They respected the book well with the changes in it. They weren’t super drastic. They didn’t change a lot in the plot line. I can’t think of any change that I really thought “wow that changed the movie so much.” I understand it’s hard for a movie to be better than the book and get everything that’s important in there without going on for ever. The Giver movie did a good job at getting important stuff in it and making appropriate changes.
The last reason I think the movie respects the book even if it’s different is because it even if they take thing out of the book they had equally good things into it. They may of taken away a few memories and everything a little bit in the story’s and the rules they added some great things too. They added the Chief Elder, the love thing with Fiona and the meeting with Asher out of the Community.
The movie is different obviously but I can’t say one is better. I think the movie has things that would of been cool in the book and the movie took out a little bit of the book. But all in all I think the movie greatly respects the book. In having all the key aspects, having a reason for the changes and adding good things when they take out good things. And that’s why I think the movie is different but is very respectful to the book.