Live In A Perfect, Creepy World With Meryl Streep in The Giver

The trailer for the latest entrant in the creepy dystopian future gone wrong genre is The Giver, which shows us a world where Katie Holmes and Jeff Bridges have both perfect blank, empty stares of horror.

The film centers on Jonas, "who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment:"

The haunting story of THE GIVER centers on Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. The film is based on Lois Lowry's beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbury Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

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With all that talent attached it's hard to see where it could go wrong. But then again, this is Hollywood, where anything is possible.

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Phyllis Nefler

Nope. I am (usually) okay with movie adaptations. I get that things need to change in order to make a movie work, but this is too much. The movie should be black and white. Jonas should be 12. I am firmly in the NOT OKAY group on this one.