Now, I literally just got back from seeing this movie so my thoughts are a little scattered still. My apologies.
That being said, I loved this movie. As per usual, things had to be changed from the book in order to adequately adapt into a well-working film, and Gavin Hood did his job well. It was a very well acted representation of the book and if you’ve never seen Asa Butterfield in action, now is the time to do so. He is the perfect representation of a young boy who becomes a commander in a war fought far from home.
It is visually stunning and thought provoking and it’s emotional counter parts will have you rushing back to the theater a second and possibly, a third time.