Blasphemy on Film: The Giver Movie Trailer

When I found out that The Giver was going to be a movie I was excited. When I found out the trailer for the film was released today I was really excited. One minute and 27 seconds later, I was mad. (If you haven’t seen the trailer you can watch it here.)

My immediate reaction: “What is this crap? Why is there color? Why is he so old? I know they did not have spaceships. No.”

Black and White is Better

My biggest beef with this film is the fact that it’s in color. The lack of color is a vital part of the story. Jonas’ discovery of color, memories, and ultimately all the good things in life bring beauty to the story. I’m assuming that Hollywood thought the targeted teen audience wouldn’t respond well to a partially black and white film.  If it’s not romantically creepy, like Twilight, or packed full of gore and action, like The Hunger Games or Divergent, teens these days won’t like it, right? My answer: Why does it even have to be targeted towards teens?! Continue reading