The Giver, Starring Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgard, and Taylor Swift, is a story about a perfect world. Well, at least that’s the premise anywise. It’s a movie about a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, based on an award-winning novel of the same name. Within this world, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the “real” world. The movie looks to make waves as a powerhouse film in the box office, especially with the talent on board. However, those of you who’ve read and love the book (as I have), will need to prepare yourself for a film that’s entirely different from the 21 year old story you’ve known all these years.
There’s quite a bit of political intensity that goes into the message of The Giver as well, aimed at making us fight for the freedoms of choice and knowledge, while fighting the oppressive regime that aims to stifle independent thought in the name of peace. I’m curious if peace and choice are ever mutually possible. I can’t think of any movie or novel that has expressed that option before.
What do you think of the Giver? Is this a movie you’d like to see? Let us know in the comments below. The first official trailer, is also embedded below for your viewing pleasure.
TL;DR: Jeff Bridges!!!!
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