Usually changing a movie from black and white to color adds whimsy. With The Giver? Not so much.
You remember Pleasantville, right? The movie where two real-life kids get trapped in a Nick At Nite rerun, and then they make people feel things, which makes all the black and white turn to color? Wasn't it magical?
Yeah, this is nothing like that.
Lois Lowry's original novel The Giver was pretty polarizing when it came out in 1993. So it's fitting that its adaptation is facing a similar hate-it-or-love-it response so far. Based on the trailers, you're either psyched or positive it'll be a poor man's Hunger Games.
But the latest trailer, we suspect, may sway some of the early critics.
Let's be honest -- all trailers are made better when you add the ridiculously overdramatic score from Requiem for a Dream.