Book VS. Movie
Which is better? The book or the movie? Have you ever read The Giver? It is a book about a boy named Jonas picked to be the receiver of memory. A great honor, said everyone, but in his head somewhere he didn’t think so. The movie did a good job explaining what was happening in the book, but it left out some good points that only the book could describe. But I am not here to tell you about how the movie is better than the book. I am here to tell you that the book is better than the movie.
In the movie Jonas’s rules for the receiver of memory are holograms. In the book they are paper. But that isn’t the most interesting thing about the rules. In the book they say as one of the rules that you can’t apply for release after the previous receiver in training asked for release. In the movie they seemed to leave out that rule out. Why? I think it was because Jonas didn’t know what releasing really was. Everyone in the community think being released is good. But Jonas soon finds out that it is horrible. And that if Jonas knew what releasing really was then he might want to be released to diminish the depression that he might feel during training. In the book the previous receiver in training knew about releasing and got released that is why they put it on the next rule sheet, because she got released.
Also in the movie Jonas is the narrator. Speaking like what he is telling has already happened. But in the book Jonas is not the narrator, and the story is playing out. I think they changed it in the movie because it would be a little hard to follow. In the parts where they don’t do anything, and they are just acting it could be hard for someone to know what they are doing by just watching. In books you are not actually watching, because it is a book, but books have so much more of a description of anything really, and you can see it in your mind playing out.
One of the reasons why I think the book is better than the movie would be the detail that the author put into the book. The detail shows up in the movie, but not as much, and they left out key points that they should have included. Another reason would be that the book made more sense to me than the movie did. I feel like they played some of the parts in the wrong spots so it was confusing to watch. One of the last reasons would be that when I watched the movie it was weird to see what the author meant vs. what I had in my mind. It is more fun to visualize the scene in your mind then watch something different.
In my opinion I think that the book won this fight in the book vs. movie battle, but what really bugs me is that some people like the movie better because they don’t have to read anything. What really happens there is being false. The movie is always pretty different from the book. The book is what the movie is based on so wouldn’t you want to read the book before the you see the movie. So in your mind you can say oh that didn’t happen in the book. Anyways I still think that the book won for many reasons. Hopefully you will read the book before the movie next time.