Comic Con Tip authors weigh in on this week’s movie trailer lineup, including The Giver and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
The current spate of post-apocalyptic and dystopian movies and novels owe a lot to The Giver. When the book that movie is based on was released back in 1993, it was the first of its kind in many ways. The story, or at least something similar, had been told before but not targeted at older children and teens. These days, there are entire sections of bookstores dedicated to this stuff. I’m surprised that it’s taken this long for a movie to be made of The Giver. I only hope that it can be half as good as the book was. So at this point, I’ll say I’m curious.
I remember I read this book in High School, but to be honest I don’t really remember it. So far I’ve only seen two trailers. Obviously they have a great cast. That alone makes me interested in checking this one out. I’m not entirely sure I understand the plot but it’s given me enough bread crumbs to be interested. I’m keeping an optimistic eye on this one.
I have not read this book and with the recent barrage of dystopian films we’re getting these days, I’m starting to wonder how many of these I can handle. Jeff Bridges. He’s enough for me to justify watching the film. I’m also really curious about the Katie Holmes character. She seems to be the one that has to be swayed into believing that there is something wrong with their society to get the ball rolling, so a lot could hinge on her performance. I haven’t really seen her in anything since Batman Begins and who knows what effect being married to Tom Cruise and having a child will have on her acting. I am interested to see how this one plays out. Then I will read the book.
If you’re curious enough to delve a little more into this, check out their website for an interactive experience: https://thegiverfilm.com