I just got back from seeing The Giver. Sure, there were some differences, but on the whole I liked it.
I’ve always had a good imagination, but when I was reading it was hard to see things in black and white at first. I felt that the movie did a good job of making everything the same. And the transition to color was gradual, the way Jonas experienced it.
I really felt that the movie added to the depth of the book. It provided the imagery that the book lacked because everything was the same at first. Aside from minor differences, the movie stayed true to the book.
And Jonas was really easy on the eyes. Bandon Thewaites is HOT. It’s safe to say I have a new actor to pine after, haha. Anyway, if you get a chance, go see the movie.