The Chocolate War Reviews
I thought the movie was a little boring. I think they could have done better with the casting and got a better actor for Jerry and Obie. I think it would have been better if the parts that were in the book were also in the movie. Overall the movie was good.
In my opinion I find tg movie old school. I did like it but it wasn't the best. There were some parts missing from the book and I didn't find that fair to the author. I guess the director had something else in mind. Overall, the movie was good, it could've been better though.
I really liked the movie and the book both had different quantities and both had things that made the story bad and good.One thing was in the movie made by the director, Keith Gordon,they removed the "Do I Dare Disturb the Universe " part, which was the thing that The author, Robert Cormier didn't fail on interpreting, it made the book more emotional and the story more realistic.The movie seems REALLY happy go lucky at the end, everyone like a happy ending, but not everything has to have it. The charactors were well-interpreted in the book but in the movie, the bullies seem like criminals ( technically some of them ARE criminals but anyways not really what Id thought) especially Archie, he seems like a drug addict sometimes, not a proud, pride-filled guy.Brother Leon was well-interpreted though in the film, you instantly hate him after seeing what he did to Bailey.
The film and book both are for young adults, teenagers,tweens, and age 21 and up. This film and book is created for people with bullying problems so they can relate to the problems in the story and even stand up for themselves, the line " Do I Dare Disturb the Universe" always stays in the head and heart.
December 9, 2014
??An adaptation on Robert Cormier's novel with the same name. In the 1980's near Boston, Massachusetts, there is a school. The school is named Trinity High School, which is an all boys, private, and Catholic high school. There is a secret organization called the Vigils that help keep the school's order by assigning students to do work. A freshman named Jerry Renault had gotten an assignment to not sell chocolates from the school's chocolate sale for 10 days from Archie, the Vigils Assigner. He disobeys the orders, the Vigil's authority in this school starts to be questioned.
??The plot is not close to the novel because it is missing key events like in the book when Jerry goes through his locker and see his poster that says "Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?" Also, the scene when he called the girl, Ellen. That scene was important because it showed that Jerry was never good around girls and had a fantasy about them being all kind and beautiful until he calls Ellen and it broke his fantasy that she was a normal human like him too. Finally, Archie and Jerry switches roles with them being the antagonist and protagonist. Archie got screwed at the end instead of Jerry even though I liked that ending in my mind I know that shouldn't had happened.
The adaption of The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier was a let down in my opinion.
Ms. Guthrie/Period 4
Let me just start off by saying that the chocolate war was kind of boring and not that
good. I thought that the book was way better than the movie because the movie did not go into as much detail as I think it should have.
The characters didn't really interest me in the movie because they did not show as much emotion as was described in the book. I thought that the scenes dragged and it
really bored me. The music could have been more exciting. The characters in the book aren't the ones I pictured for the movie. So I think the casting really needed improving.
The director should have cut the scenes shorter and gotten to the point faster so that way it would be more interesting . If they did that i think the movie would have been way
First of all, you don't feel as much sympathy towards the protaganist (Jerry) instead you feel more sympathy towards Archie. Unfortunately, Ilan Mitchell - Smith doesn't really doesn't really portray the depressing Jerry Renault. It also had some changes I didn't really like at all. Like for example, the ending. I didn't like it because it doesn't capture the depression of the book and doesn't show how depressing the story is.
I think that the movie was pretty okay but had major flaws in it. One thing I didn't like was that the book had different things that weren't in the movie. For example, the poster that says "Do I dare disturb the universe?", which was important and the movie seemed like it was more focused at Archie than Jerry.
Period 4, English
I just thought the movie was a little on the boring side. The thing that bothered me the most about the movie is the casting. I don't think they did a good choice on the actors for Jerry and Archie. I'm not saying their acting was bad it's just the characters don't feel like the characters in the book. The movie had some interesting parts, but it didn't really catch my attention. There was also a part that i didn't like. It was when Jerry was thinking about his mom and everyone else. I think it would be pretty confusing to people that haven't read the book. Overall I thought the movie was alright.
- Andrea S.