Although some people like the Giver book better than the Giver movie or think they're both good, I enjoyed the Giver movie more than the book because it shows me more visual of what the setting and sights are, more explanation to the story, and there is more conflict with the main characters.
When the movie showed the community, it looked futuristic, big, and something you wouldn't see. Just like with the Boundary of Memory, it looked futuristic, big, and unusual. It showed more detail than the book did.
When Jonas and the Giver were doing the plan they had a map and they were in a hurry because the Chief Elder’s servants were chasing Jonas. It showed how focused they were and the book didn't describ their feelings during the planning.It was exciting and it had me on the edge of my seat.
In the beginning of the movie Jonas is telling the story after the incidents. I enjoyed it because it was as if he was explaining the story. In the book the narrator starts before any of the incidents and explains what happening towards the end.
At the end of the movie, Jonas finds a home during snow with people in it. I predicted that Jonas is telling his story to the people. In end of the book, Jonas is sliding down a hill in the sled with Gabe and the ending is the climax. I didn't like how there isn't a real ending to the book. I was expecting more like they escape and they lived a happy life in “Elsewhere” than the community.
In the movie there's conflict between Asher and Jonas. Jonas was trying to save Gabe from being “released” and Asher tries to stop him, but Jonas punches him and gets away. The Giver and the Chief Elder had some conflict too. When the Giver was planning the escape with Jonas, the Chief Elder came in without permission asking if he has seen Jonas. This made the Giver a little nervous and frustrated, but he lied and said that he hasn't seen Jonas. After Jonas’s dad “released” a baby, this made Jonas mad, because he knows that “release” is killing/murder, but everyone else doesn't know that. This adds conflict between Jonas and the community.
In the book, there aren't any villains or people trying to stop Jonas. In the movie Chief Elder and the community guards are the villains. I liked it better when the movie had a villain because it adds more conflict between characters.
When Jonas helped Fiona to stop taking her everyday shot by giving her an apple, it helped her show what love is and it made her help Jonas get Gabe. It showed romance between the characters. In the book none of that happens at all.
In conclusion, I enjoyed the Giver movie than the book, because it shows me more visual of what the setting and sights are, more explanation to the story, and there is more conflict with the main characters.