Alright, I’m super fail with this one. Why? I didn’t finish the book before watching the movie *sadface*. I didn’t realise that the book was so long and that I wasn’t going to get much of a chance to read it, so I had to go into the movie not knowing what would happen. I’m ashamed at myself BUT I still finished the book and really liked both the movie and the book!
There are quite a few differences between the book and movie. The biggest one that bothered me was there was NO Boo Radley! Poor Boo got left out. I love him so! Another difference is the ending was changed around quite a bit. It was more dramatic than the ending of the book, but I guess that was to add more excitement while watching. It’s okay though because then I was reading what I’d already watched. I was a bit disappointed that Amma wasn’t their housekeeper and that Marion wasn’t there because of it though, but it still worked out.
I think they picked great actors and actresses to play the characters in this movie. Jeremy Irons was wonderful, as usual. I like that they picked relatively unknowns to play Lena and Ethan, it’s always good to discover new people! Emmy Rossum was a great Ridley. But I have no complaints about any of the casting.
Overall, this was a pretty good film adaptation, in my opinion. I never felt lost, like I wasn’t in the loop with something. All of the important details are there, except for poor Boo and Marion. I will be reading on in the series and hope there will be more movies for it!
Did you see this one? What did you think?