Movie version of The Giver saved by stellar cast [Review]

Movie version of The Giver saved by stellar cast [Review]

Imagine a world without stress, jealousy, pain or discrimination. This is the world of The Giver, a film based on the 1993 novel by Lois Lowry.

With nothing negative, citizens of this futuristic utopia live in harmony - as long as they follow the rules, which keep the peace and promote "Sameness". There is no need for free will or choice: their life path is decided by a group of elders.

But this seemingly perfect world is hiding dark secrets from a past only one person remembers.

When Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) is made "Receiver of Memories", he is taught these secrets by the Giver (Jeff Bridges). As Jonas learns about the past, including both the wonders of love and the horrors of war, he realises how limiting their world is.

The even pacing of the first half of the film reflects the carefully controlled society. But as Jonas' eyes are opened, the film becomes uneven: gaping plot holes distract from the action, sapping the ending of all suspense.

A stellar cast, however, saves the movie: Bridges is masterful, and perfectly off-set by the intensity brought by Meryl Streep as the Chief Elder.

Though patchy in places, The Giver is an enjoyable, thought-provoking film. It reminds us that, while rules help keep society in order, they can be worth breaking if it means gaining freedom.

YP Rating
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Your Rating
This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Rules are made to be debated

Comments

To post comments please
register or

4 Comments

Jessy Flora

16:50pm

Nice post..Loved it
<a href="****happynewyear2016imagesnquotes.com/ "> happy new year 2016 </a>
<a href="****happynewyear2016imagesnquotes.com/2015/11/ten-awesome-happy-new-year-images-2016.html"> happy new year 2016 images </a>
<a href="****happynewyear2016imagesnquotes.com/2015/12/happy-new-year-2016-quotes-happy-new.html"> New Year Quotes 2016 </a>
<a href="****happynewyear2016imagesnquotes.com/2015/11/happy-new-year-2016-wallpapers-hd.html"> happy new year 2016 wallpapers hd </a>
<a href="****happynewyear2016imagesnquotes.com/2015/11/stunning-happy-new-year-greeting-cards.html"> happy new year greetings 2016 </a>
<a href="****happynewyear2016imagesnquotes.com/2015/12/happy-new-year-wishes-for-facebook2016.html"> happy new year 2016 wishes </a>
<a href="****happynewyear2016imagesnquotes.com/2015/12/happy-new-year-2016-horoscope2016.html"> Happy New Year 2016 Horoscope </a>
<a href="****happynewyear2016imagesnquotes.com/2015/11/happy-new-year-2016-pics.html"> happy new year pics </a>
<a href="****happynewyear2016imagesnquotes.com/2015/12/happy-new-year-2016-quotes-happy-new.html"> happy new year 2016 quotes </a>
<a href="****happynewyear2016imagesnquotes.com/ "> Happy New Year 2016</a>
<a href="****happynewyear2016imagesnquotes.com/ ">New Year 2016 </a>
<a href="****happynewyear2016imagesnquotes.com/ "> New Year Images 2016</a>
<a href="****happynewyear2016imagesnquotes.com"> happy new year pics 2016 </a>

Alaska Morales

13:03pm

Just like with any other service, there are a number of misconceptions that exist about what you should expect when you rent a limo. While some of these misconceptions do have some truth to them, most are unfounded and are often a result of misinformation. And, with how easy it is to share information online, it is easy for misconceptions to be spread online to the degree where many consumers assume that these misconceptions are actually true facts.

http://limoadvisor.com/

Compare Las Vegas limo and Party Bus rates for transportation to and from McCarran international airport, nightclubs, bachelor and bachelorette parties, conventions and group events, shopping venues, concerts, birthdays, anniversaries, strip clubs, wine and sightseeing tours, prom, weddings and hourly as directed limo coach rental destination transfers. When booking a Limo or Party Bus, shop and compare the limo service, not just the rates, you want to ask what's included in the price. Getting the right Party Bus or limo often depends on the type of occasion and the more details you can provide, the better the value and VIP service you'll receive and it's a lot less expensive than people think and way more fun. Its the only way to roll, a nightclub on wheels complete with a stripper pole, stand up and party.