#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – After The Ruin, a colorless equalitarian society is formed without memories and everyone follows rules established by the Chief Elder and the Elders. The population uses drugs to stay happy and on the day of the graduation, the teenagers leave their childhood and are assigned to a career chosen by the Elders. Jonas lives with his parents and has two best friends, Fiona and Asher, and he feels different from his friends. He is assigned to be the Receiver of Memories and he is trained by his mentor, The Giver, who gives memories of the world before The Ruin. Jonas learns emotions such as love and fear and the concept of family. When he discovers that the baby Gabriel that he loves as a brother will be eliminated, he decides to change his society but the Chief Elder will do anything to stop him.
Plot: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the “real” world.
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Although the cast is good (for the young actors), and excellent for Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep, this movie just has no scenario.
The no-emotion dystopia has been covered many times in the literature and movie industry but, here, the story is just too simplistic and gives no satisfaction at all. The subject had a lot more depth in ‘A brave new world’. Heck, even Equilibrium had more content. I got through the 90 minutes of the movie and ended up with the sour feeling that the director skipped from the exposition to the conclusion without developing anything.
Really not worth the time.
I like this genre of film plus with Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep, I was expecting more. Bridges and Streep deliver top-shelf performances it’s just there is not enough of them in the film.
There’s a scene where Streep and Bridges get into the conversation of whether free will is worth the hurt and pain that comes with it. It’s 10 minutes of acting every one should watch.
The problem is this scene comes near the end of the movie and it’s not enough to offset the other 100 minutes of complete blandness. There isn’t this sense of dread or tension in the movie at all. There really isn’t any sense of drama or pace to the movie and what results is a movie that feels like a late night documentary.
I’m tempted to blame the young actors on drawing the audience in but that’s completely fair. The film utilizes the voice of the main character – Jonas – as its narrator. While this is a quick way to give the film its voice, it also diffuses all the drama out of the film. We know that the narrator ‘makes it out okay’ since he’s telling the story.
There are so many themes – free will, destiny, joy, war, hope, emotion vs. rationalism – that completely get overlooked because the narrator is trying to get us through the story instead of just inviting us into the story. As a result, there isn’t any tension in the first act to make you care about any of the characters.
I expected another teenager-y save the world movie so I sat down with low expectations. I was very surprised at how much I liked this
“I know there is something more, something that has been stolen.” It is choosing day and Jonas (Thwaites) is told that he is to be a receiver of memories. He meets The Giver (Bridges) and is amazed at what he shows him. Jones learns quickly that the Utopia that everyone lives in is not as perfect as it seems. After experiencing color and emotions Jonas wants to show everyone what he knows. The Elders are not happy with what is going on and they do all they can to stop Jonas, but he will stop at nothing to make everyone remember. I had no idea what to expect from this movie at all. I never read the book and only caught glimpses of trailers. I expected another teenager-y save the world movie so I sat down with pretty low expectations. I have to say that I was very surprised at how much I liked this. The easiest way to describe this is a combination of Divergent and Pleasantville. When you watch you will see exactly what I mean (as long as you have seen both of those movies). This is a great family movie and my entire family loved it. It is rated PG- 13 and I think it is because of one small part but you will not have to have your hand on the pause or fast forward button if you are watching this with your family. Overall, this is just a good movie that the whole family will enjoy. I give this a B+.
Don’t Judge a Movie by Its Book
One thing to consider before watching this film: Lois Lowry, the author of the book it’s based off of, genuinely loves this film. In fact she feels like it is better in some ways. If she likes it that much, then it’s certainly worthy of being viewed with an open mind.
If the book hadn’t been written and this movie was the first time this story had been told, it would have at least a 7 or 8 star rating. People are comparing it to the book and their prior expectations too much.
Considering this adaptation of less than 2 hours is very impactful, and captures the most important aspects of the book, I think it’s a great adaptation.
One thing it really takes advantage of is the visuals. The way it utilizes color, black and white, and even faded color to show the story’s progression is such a clever idea.
Some say the film isn’t dark enough. It’s exactly what it needs to be for the story to work, especially in the way it shows how horrible things can be without emotion. Could it have been darker? Of course. Would that have made the film better? I don’t think it would. This film encourages you to think and apply things to real life. No need to be shown more and more darkness when we can already envision that happening in our own real world.
Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep are fantastic in their roles and really help carry the impact of what’s happening. In fact, I like the performance of all the main actors. It’s challenging to portray characters who only show fleeting feelings rather than lasting emotions, but they were quite successful.
Ultimately, I consider this film to be underrated and it has not gotten the respect it deserves due to preconceived ideas from people who read the book. Movies will never capture the same magic of the book they’re based off of, but this film is a great representation of the ideas and thoughts presented in the book.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 37 min (97 min)
Genre Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Phillip Noyce
Writer Michael Mitnick (screenplay), Robert B. Weide (screenplay), Lois Lowry (book)
Actors Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård
Country South Africa, Canada, USA
Awards 3 wins & 6 nominations.
Production Company Tonik, As Is Productions
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa XT, Hawk V-Lite and V-Plus Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor PostWorks, New York (NY), USA, The Room, New York (NY), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex ARRIRAW (2.8K)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Hawk Scope (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, D-Cinema