(This review may contain spoilers).
I have actually read the book this film was based on, but it was a long time ago… before young adult dystopians became the rage. I was a bit disappointed to see that they’d aged the characters up, however. I felt that was only done to add in the obligatory romance.
The idea behind this was quite an intriguing one and I liked the fact that the makers of this film stayed true to the world by showing everything in black and white first, gradually introducing the colour as it became necessary.
I liked Jonas as a character, but I felt the romance was unnecessary and detracted from the film. Jonas’ journey as a character was much more interesting, especially with his relationship to Gabriel.
There were a lot of questions I had during this film. There were certain situations and characters I felt weren’t explored as thoroughly as they could have been.
I liked the actors in this film, particularly the one who played Jonas. It was interesting to see Taylor Swift appear in this film as well. I’ve heard her music, but only seen her in films once before now.
Although it fit with the book, the ending of this film was very ambiguous. Although I felt this film was intriguing and well-made, I did feel it was missing some things. There was a lot I would have liked to see further explored.
I think it would be good to return to this world some time in the future. I felt there was so much more of it that could be explored.