My thoughts between The Giver book and The Giver movie is that the movie was actually a lot more intriguing, way better to understand, and left me with an amazing cliffhanger. Yes, yes, I know, a lot of other people say that the books are always better than the movies, but in this movie, it made me want to go home and finish the story right away. It left me on the edge of my seat waiting and wondering what’s going to happen next?
In The Giver movie, it seemed so much more intriguing than in the book because everything was happening so much more faster and I felt like I was being pulled into the actual movie itself. For example, when Jonas was being chased by the guards on motorcycles, everything was moving so fast and I was wondering what Jonas would do, oh he just jumped across a big cliff! I kind of like it when movies move fast and leave me wondering what might happen next. Being intrigued by a movie seems so much more important than just reading a book and not getting the full sense of the story. This is one reason why I think The Giver movie is better than the book.
While searching through the movie, I could understand all of the meanings and characteristics way better than I did while reading the book. The movie made me realize the characters' personality and feelings better. In the book I didn’t really know what the characters were like and what their feelings were. When Jonas and The Giver were planning Jonas’s escape, with maps, the memories were given as well in just that one setting. In the book, it took longer to realize what was actually happening. It just dragged the book on and on, I just wanted to know what would happen!
One of the main reasons why the movie it better than the book is that the ending had just such an amazing cliffhanger. The book did have a cliffhanger but I was not quite sure what just happened in the end. The movie, again, made it easier to understand because I could see what was going on. Plus, it seemed like there was so much more to the ending than just seeing the cabin in the snow and hearing singing and laughing. The book does grab me by a hook but then it just ends so quickly! The movie kind of dragged out the ending a little bit more which made me want to know what was going to happen next. What made me realize that Jonas and Gabriel got to a safe place was when Jonas actually saw the log cabin and heard the laughing and singing of a new community. Jonas was definitely a trooper through his whole experience and never wanted to give up. I think he wanted to show Gabriel what it’s like to be free, seeing things he had never seen before. In the book, I never actually knew if Jonas died or not, but in the movie, I could physically see him still standing and fighting for everyone in his community.I definitely will stick with my agreement on the three reasons why the movie The Giver is better than the book.