Book vs Movie
Well, I need to make a decision as to whether the book is better than the movie, the movie better than the book, or there is always the chance they are equal. I would have to say that the movie is a little bit better then the book.
I say this because I thought that the movie had a lot more action than the book. The movie also changed a feot and Jonas being 16, not 12 (there are a few reasons why he is 16).w things from the book that I liked. For instance, Asher being a drone pil I thought that Asher being a drone pilot instead of a child leader really made a difference in a good way. For example, the part of the movie where Asher captured Jonas in elsewhere he dropped Jonas in the water so Jonas could survive. The reason Asher did this was because they were friends and he did not have the guts to drop his best friend on to hard rock to die (which he was supposed to do). The movie also stayed accurate with the book which is a good thing because if the movie were to be totally different it would present a completely different viewpoint. Another difference is that instead of taking pills they take an injection. I think they made this change because they wanted to involve an apple because in the book Jonas and Asher were passing an apple to each other and Jonas saw a glimpse of red and Asher did not.
I thought that the people who made the movie did a good job keeping the watcher engaged. For instance, when Jonas was stealing Gabriel from the hospital he had a lot of guards chasing him and he used Fiona as a decoy. And when he used one of the guard’s motorcycle instead of using his dad's bike. In addition, the movie had the community up in the air floating whereas in the book they did not give any sort of location for the community.Some of the parts of the movie that I thought were better than the book where when Jonas had driven off the cliff into elsewhere. I think he did this because in the beginning of the movie he could see elsewhere from a window and he said, “ What if elsewhere wasn't so far away?” The book had never mentioned this quote. Another part was there was no plan of escaping the community. I like this change from the movie because it made it go in a faster pace and there was more action and tension than in the book.
One of my favorite parts of the movie that was not in the book was when Jonas was riding to the hospital to get Gabe and escape, but Asher got in his way and would not let pass because it was the time of night when no one can leave their households. So, Jonas hit Asher and it knocked him out. This was my favorite scene because now Jonas had another thing to worry about... if Asher will report him, not do anything about it, or come after Jonas.