After being extremely apprehensive about the film adaptation of Lois Lowry’s The Giver, the hosts are surprised to find that despite popular opinion, they rather liked it. They discuss the focus on emotional depth and the gorgeous visuals as pros for this film, but as usual, can’t help but pick out the differences that go on their “con” list.
Be sure to check out our episode on the novel here.
The Giver by Lois Lowry was many of our hosts first experience with YA distopias and is truly unique to what the genre has to offer these days. We discuss the society in which Jonas lives and the revelations that he must go through when given memories of the past. Speculating on the upcoming film, however, has us all feeling a bit apprehensive.
EDIT: Our episode on the Giver film can be found here.