The Hate U Give was released in 2018 and it is based on the award winning best-seller of the same name.
I read this book a few months ago and decided to watch the movie, which I had heard from others was also amazing. I think that the producers and cast did an amazing job of adapting this book, especially since they began the process long before the book was released.
I totally bought all of the actors who were betraying these beloved characters. Starr’s father and King were not as I imagined them, but this didn’t take away from my movie experience at all.
I did feel like the ending was rushed, and not as true to the books. Understandably, sections of the book will always need to be removed for film, but I felt that they altered the ending too much, and in ways I did not agree with.
Otherwise though, I really enjoyed this movie and will definitely watch it again. It wasn’t nearly the tear-jerker that I was expecting, but maybe I got all my tears out through the book.
Watch the trailer here.
I would love to watch a film adaptation of Angie Thomas’ book On The Come Up one day as well, but so far, no news has been released on its production.
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