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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Movie Trailer - The Giver

Director: Phillip Noyce
Starring: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep
Odeya Rush, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, Alexander Skarsgard
Release: August 15th, 2014

Were The Giver a tween action/romance novel I would say that the movie version looks no worse than The Hunger Games or Divergent or any other popular dystopic novel turned into a film.  But it's not, not even close.  The book is an amazing & complex look at human society, one that reads different every year you read it, a changing narrative that has some great & simple messages.  This movie version looks to be going off on a tangent of its own and I'm not happy about it.