When I was assigned this project I couldn’t decide whether The giver movie was better than the book or The giver book was better than the movie. But time has passed and I have decided… I think… The…. MOVIE IS BETTER THAN THE BOOK (did it surprise you?) You must be thinking “Why Carolina, Why did you choose this option.” For further information please read the next three reasons why the movie is better than the book.
REASON NUMBER ONE: I think the movie was better than the book because I feel like the movie gives better details than the book. For example, they described what elsewhere looks like in the book, but when you watched the movie you got a better feeling of what “Elsewhere” might look like. Another example is, when the giver transmits the memory to Jonas, it just looks cooler. I don't know how you would explain the futuristic effect when the giver transmits the memory to Jonas onto a book, actually I don't know how you would be able to do that. That is why the movie is better than the book. Some people might say “ Buut Carolinaa, when you read the book it feels like you're there with Jonas.” I know but I felt like the movie explained a lot of things that they didn’t explain in the book (by the way when I watched the movie I still felt like I was there with Jonas. Like if I was watching him from a distance ((i'm not trying to be creepy… I promise!!))
REASON NUMBER TWO: When I finished reading the book it left me like a kind of “Whaatt??” face. I was sort of
Confused on what just happened. But when we finished watching the movie I understood more. Because at the end of the book it just explained how the memories were released and that’s it. In the movie they added effects and it showed that the memories were released. And once when they were released everybody had some sort of vision and I felt like that's what made the movie better. Another things is, when Jonas released his memories in the book it just stopped there sort of like a cliff-hanger. But In the movie it smoothed it out and made the ending seem more interesting and less “Cliff-Hangy.”
REASON NUMBER THREE: We watched a movie. I love to read. LIKE YOU DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE TO READ. reeding is 4 lyfe. When a movie is based out of a book I usually the book was better. But this time I definitely loved the movie better than the book. Why? Because:
- The movie gives more details than the book.
- The ending was better in the movie
- And we watched a movie
CONCLUSION: This is definitely the first time I have ever said “The movie is better than the book.” There is always a first for everything right? I would advise you to read the book before the movie just so you can see how one little change could affect a whole scene.