Book Ain't Always Better Than The Movie.
I think The Giver movie is slightly better than the book because the movie makes the story more intense, easier to follow, and has a way better resolution.
The movie is way more intense because a lot of the characters are forced to make decisions which could end with severe punishment. For example, when Asher caught Jonas escaping to Elsewhere and had the choice to follow rules and kill him, or trust Jonas and let him go, but that could mean Asher would be released if caught. This one little seen made me more anxious than any seen in the whole book did. Just because the movie is more thrilling than the book is one solid reason to why I think the Movie is better than the book.
In the movie, the story is way easier to follow and not as confusing to follow in the book for a few reasons. In the movie after a few memories were given to Jonas they were already starting to hint the plan of them changing the community back to normal by showing Jonas maps and telling him where to go if he was going to escape. The book didn’t tell us any of that for the last few chapters and I was just thinking the whole book would just be memories being past over which did not get me hooked at all, unlike in the movie.
The biggest reason why I think the movie is better than the book is it actually has a good ending and doesn’t just leave you hanging. In the book it ends the story with Jonas sliding down a hill on a sled and thinking he hears what sounds to him like a civilization but then it just ends. It made me not like the book at all because I read through all of the memories given to him of love and real life outside the community, and for once the book gets me hooked then it just kills the vibe by ending it. But on the other hand, the movie actually shows him riding up to a log cabin which lets me know that he made it to a real community and lets me know that he achieved his goal. In the book you are left with tons of questions like did he die or did he find a community, but in the movie you are left with him for sure making it to a community, which is more satisfying for me.
For those main three reasons is why I think The Giver movie was slightly better than the The Giver book.