Friday, July 5, 2013

Film Friday: The Giver

Well, it looks like the long stalled adaption of The Giver is finally moving forward! I'm really excited about this adaption. Granted, I'm also a little bit scared, since this is one of my favorite books, and adaptions are always tricky things.  If they do this right, it will be amazing, but it could also turn into a disaster *cough* Ella Enchanted *cough.*

Brenton Thwaites
There isn't much so far.  We have the amazing Jeff Bridges as the titular character, and they recently cast Brenton Thwaites as Jonas.  Here's where things could be tricky.  Jonas is 12 in the book.  Thwaites was born in '89, so the youngest he could probably play is 16 or so.  Now this might work.  They upped the age in Percy Jackson, and while I did have a few issues with the movie, the character's age wasn't really one of them.  Anyway, I'm glad this movie is being made.

If you haven't read the book yet, which would just be sad, you absolutely have to pick it up. It's amazing. Plus, again, distance between reading the book and watching the movie is always good. Here's a quick summary.  Hopefully the movie follows it's source material pretty faithfully.

Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back. Quoted from Goodreads

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