Thoughts On The Hate U Give Movie

I recently watched the hate you give, and I want to share my thoughts with you. Let me start by saying that this book is based on the book the hate you give. One thing I noticed straight away how true to the book the movie script stayed. It felt like the words in the book came to life. This movie has a diverse cast which I loved.

“Sometimes you can do everything right, and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.”

― Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give

At the beginning and the end there is some bold beautiful art and graphics. It discusses vital topics like police brutality and how the reactions of police changes depending the skin colour of the person, which is a real-life issue. We get to see a taste of gang culture. Starr’s dad (the main character) is an ex-gangster and the right hand of the gang ‘the king lords.’

“Brave doesn’t mean you’re not scared. It means you go on even though you’re scared.”

― Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give

However, after coming out of jail, he is trying to stay out of trouble in the interest of his family even though old habits die hard and he sees street violent everywhere he looks in his neighbourhood. He still trying to do some good in the community from his grocery.

“At an early age, I learned that people make mistakes, and you have to decide if their mistakes are bigger than your love for them.”

― Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give

I could feel his mixed feelings between trying to do what’s best for everyone and protecting and teaching his kids how to be good people in a potentially messed up world where skin colour still matters. I give both the book and the movie a five out of five stars.


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