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The Hate U Give (2018) Review

A DEFINING CINEMATIC MOMENT

OF TODAY’S AMERICA


 

In 2018, the filmmaking engine of Hollywood has seeing plenty of “page to screen” adaptations; finding big studio precuring (and producing) these “book to film” endeavors in an attempt to find cinematic success within a literary popular / bestselling novel. Within this category are several feature films that have been adapted from the YA / teen genre Already, moviegoers have several feature films examining the angst, troubles, and triumphs of adolescent youths on a variety of theatrical motion pictures. This includes the dystopian sci-fi features of Maze Runner: The Death Cure, The Darkest Minds, and the upcoming Mortal Engines, to fantasy adventure of A Wrinkle in Time, to the more romance dramas Love, Simon, Midnight Sun, and Every Day. These movies, which are based upon the novelization of its literary source material, show the trials and tribulations that young people might face…. whether that be finding tragic true love, discovering oneself, or saving the people from an oppressive government rule, while tacking on the narrative threads of youthful melodrama within its plot. Now, 20th Century Fox (as well as State Street Pictures and Temple Hill Entertainment) and director George Tillman Jr. present the latest teen book-to-film adaptation with the movie The Hate U Give; based on the book of the same name by Angie Thomas. Does this latest cinematic endeavor succeed in its theatrical translation or does something get lost in the story’s jump to the silver screen? Read more