There’s no denying it. Young Adult or not, everyone must see this movie.
On September 27, I had the chance to assist to the Advance Screening of The Hate U Give and OH MY GOD it was amazing. Thank you Harper Collins Canada for the opportunity ❤ I read the book and wrote a review here for those interested in reading the before seeing the movie ;).
Starr witnessed her friend Khalil died in the space of a few seconds after being pulled over by a police car. He shot him because he thought Khalil was reaching for a gun when he was only reaching for his hairbrush. The rest of the movie is the journey of Starr finding her purpose in this situation, does she want to express the injustice and goes to the court talked about it in front of the television? As a teenager, can she do something for herself, for the community?
I’m impressed with the production because they approached this movie with maturity and does not convey that YA feeling like those CW tv shows. It’s about police brutality and racism, two themes that are relevant for a few months now and even a few years. THE CASTING WAS AMAZING.
The book was an eye-opener for me but the movie was something else. I cried so much oh.my.god. You see a happy scene and THEN BOUM my tears are coming out of the blue, it’s so random and unpredictable. You thought that after the scene where Khalil got shot the emotions would calm down. BUT NO. It doesn’t stop there. What unfolds in the rest of the movie, is as intense and weighted. The biggest achievement of the movie is the power to enhance all of my emotions: from anger to sadness, happiness and excitement and unity. I felt it all in those 2 hours.
This movie was made to make us reflect about white privilege and the power of race in this world of brutality. The fact that some children have to go through it every day and to know that once you stepped out of that house, you are at risk of getting shot by the police breaks my heart. In that case, what do we trust? Police are supposed to our sense of security. When the security failed, what’s next? Rely on ourselves and shut the fuck up? Of course I can’t speak for the African – American community, but I can witness the racism towards Asian and I must say that some prejudices are way too far off and we must always remind kind and compassionate to one another.