IF I STAY - Official Trailer
In Theaters August 22Oh.
"Thanks to Yongguk, the members have taken interest in volunteering and donating, more than anyone, he has the heart of an angel." [x]
Yes, they are elves,” Legolas said. “and they say that you breathe so loud they could shoot you in the dark.”
This is a fact known by many, but just in case you want to know more, I compiled a list of most of the things that were not faithful to the book.
This is the biggest problem with the trailer, in the book, the people in Jonas’ world are colorblind. In the trailer, everything seems pretty colorful to me. How are they supposed to do the scene with the apple? I think they should have made it black and white, but then added colors as Jonas begins to see them.
In the book, Jonas is twelve. In the movie, Jonas is supposed to be sixteen, but is played by a twenty-four year old.
His eyes are supposed to be a pale blue, and they are definitely not pale blue in the trailer. All of the people capable of receiving memories have pale eyes. How do we know this if their eyes are brown?
The people in Jonas’ community are supposed to ride bikes, not motorcycles. (At age nine, the kids are given bikes. At twelve, their name plates on the bikes are changed.)
•Lily’s Hair Ribbons
All girls from ages three to nine must wear hair ribbons at all times, Lily is seven in the beginning of the book. Where are her hair ribbons?
SINCE WHEN WAS THERE A SPACESHIP?
In the book, The kids Jonas’ age take pills to keep the “stirrings” away. I believe that in the movie, the switched out the pills for injections. Ouch. Also, is that Jonas’ dad giving Fiona an injection? Doesn’t he work with the newborns?
THERE WERE NO KISSING PARTS IN THE BOOK!
In the trailer, Fiona seems like she does not like the society, while in the book, Fiona enjoys helping the elderly and does not see anything wrong with the society.
In the book The Giver transmits memories by placing his hands on Jonas’ backs. In the movie, he grabs his hands.
In the book, everyone wears the same tunic. In the movie, everyone wears fashionable clothing.
At the age of ten, all of the children get haircuts, and everyone older than ten has the same haircut. In the movie, everyone has varied hairstyles.
Aren’t the elders supposed to be, well, elder? Also, the chief elder isn’t a bad guy, she’s doing what she’s supposed to do!
In the movie, Jonas’ house is all nice and futuristic. In the book, everything is pretty simple. Overall, there is no crazy technology.
If you find any other thing that are unfaithful to the book, feel free to add them. Thank you.
In order to become the supreme adult, you must perform the seven wonders:
- Public speaking
- Not being afraid of teenagers
- Calling the doctor yourself
- Arguing without crying
- Having a normal sleep pattern
- Having an answer to the question ‘what do you want to do with your life?’