The Giver has not let me down. Although it was a little bit dry and non-climactic, as a fan of the book, the movie has actually re-imagined the book. Although there were scenes that were completely new to me compared to the book, but it was enjoyable. The performances and the technical production was average to above average. It’s the last scene that will really capture you to be more hopeful and it was the best thing in the movie. After the movie, I got to remind myself this principle: PRECISION OF LANGUAGE, which was catchy and of course to truly love someone.
After reading this book, it felt like I watched 12 Years A Slave again. It almost has the same plot only that kidnapping of the free black man in this book happened at the climax. And the climax was really climactic, it was unexpected and gross. This book has an excellent and vivid description of 1800’s New Orleans. Reading it would make you feel the summer season and the feverish atmosphere. Although it was sluggish at the first part,but you will get hooked by its subtle and spontaneous arrangement of suspense, drama and a little romance.
The jeep was full one night
And then a robust lady from Sykes came in
She murmured for she was uneasy and sitting on the edge
In my mind, it’s not my fault why you’re there
I sacrificed my feet from school to the the terminal just to get a ride
And lucky you, you even stuck out your thick lips
Then a knight stood to save the day
He got out of his seat and on the air he breathed
I thought that robust lady would say THANKS
But she just sat beside me and noticed nothing and looked satisfied
Taken last Saturday at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino Ballroom in which entrepreneurs and honorable people of Cebu gathered for Chamber of Commerce Awards. It was a wonderful experience because you got to rub elbows with people mostly those that belong to the upper class and a bonus got to see Julie Ann San Jose, David Celdran and Miss Earth-Philippines, Jamie Herrell.
I haven’t read the book, but the experience was realistic and tangible. The story is not trying hard. It’s frank, direct, and non-melodramatic. It is funny, tragic, and hopeful. Shailene plays the character strongly that she has become her and Ansel Elgort has given enough to the heavy dramatic scenes. While I waited for that weeping part which was seen almost in the last part, it gave me those sweet and endearing sick and young love moments. The movie is not just OKAY. It was memorable, so real that you also wish in the stars that someday you will get to have a privilege of the infinity, and that’s how it was delivered in my heart.
I walked along the paved road
of the Star City.
There, I saw a boy sitting on the edge
frowning, in pain, crying.
I stopped in front of him
and asked “What’s happened?”
He stared at me with his blue, teary
eyes filled with sorrow and shame.
"The Witch! It’s the Witch!" He declared with rage.
His mouth was agape and saliva spread like embers
from a bonfire.
"What did the Witch do?" I came near him that
I could smell his breath of anger.
The boy narrated that he was cheerful before, but
when the Witch came he already wanted to be…
I took a serious and attentive study of him
and found that he was really handsome,
but I didn’t know why he enumerated those.
X-Men, for me, is the darkest of all superhero movies. With themes of oppression and persecution of the mutanthood or to the more relevant, the rejection of people to the gifted group of people, X-Men does not fail to be in the conscious mind. Maybe I’m a bit biased because X-Men is my most favorite of all superhero movies, but Days of the Future Past delivered well. If you are a long time fan, the movie will be very nostalgic. Almost all X-Men appeared in the movie. The story is quite plausible and quite gripping, but not of the highest expectations. Beast and Mystique effects are very special and classy. Got shocked a couple of times by some deaths and some exposures which were very unexpected. Although the movie is so tragic and dark in almost every part, but the conclusion saved every trace of darkness of the movie. The movie introduced a couple of new X-Men, and Blink is a new favorite!