I think this is a new genre that they're all sort of working their way through it and haven't got all the kinks worked out yet but it's a genre that works for me.
Such a frustrating disappointment
It was good but was really differant compared to the book
I was blown away at the end! If you want to remember what its like to be human, if you are sad or depressed, you should watch this adventure! It will positively destroy you and bring you back to life, all at once!
First f all, watch this film!! It's worth trying and I'm sure most of people will like it. It's a chance to see Meryl Streep in another great performance and to enjoy Jeff Bridges's work as the the Giver of the title. The visual effects are other great features of this movie, as well as the beautiful sountrack. Don't miss "The Giver". However, I think this is the kind of film that could have been longer - it lasts less than 90 minutes - for we would like to see more of the story and its details. No, I'm not to give away much of the plot - you must have learnt about it by now - but I think some of the facts and facilities of community could have been more explored and explained. Seeing this, I wouldn't grade The Giver with a 10, but it doesn't mean we can not have a good time watching it.
So, I had to watch this movie because of a school project after reading the book and have to say, I was amazed at the awfulness. The effects weren't ... that bad, I have to admit. My biggest complaints are the script and the actors. The book is kinda strange but it has a few very important emotional scenes that were either skipped completely or that were delivered so badly I wanted to chuck my phone at the screen. Okay, you may say that the people in this movie are supposed to have no real emotions and that's fine! But if you deliver these 'emotional' scenes without ever showing a reaction from the one guy having emotions (Thwaites) then that's just idiotic. The movie was chaotic, sometimes we all just sat there and frowned at the screen. There were a few 'twists' in the movie that were painfully obvious even if they didn't happen in the book. The few good (experienced) actors that were in this thing were apparently determined to deliver their worst performance yet. The main characters' (Thwaites and the love-interest) acting was so painful I could barely stand to watch it. Thwaites always had this look of vague awe on his face even if it didn't fit. The love-interest's actress was one of those actresses where they are completely unremarkable. One thing however stood out. Their laughter sounded so fake it hurt!Another major problem I have with this movie is 'the Giver'. Somehow, every scene with him and Thwaites has this sexual vibe going on which is really sickening if you consider the fact Thwaites' supposed to be sixteen in this and 'the Giver's about sixty. It really creeped us all out. In conclusion (because I have to cut this short) it's awful. Don't watch it.