Differences and Similarities
As opposed to the book, the movie draws in elements of dramatization and theater, however the more specific and altered features are dialogue complexity, the elimination of more vague elements, and the repression of hidden meanings. The dialogue complexity came to full sentences and the father being more kind to the boy than in the book, in the novel the father began by denying deep complex conversation about life, however the sentences in the movie began as full sentences and did not outline the progression of the father as a character; due to the father being more "long-winded" in his discussions with his son, the more vague topics were exploited to give more dramatic scenarios (such as the death of the mother and what happened to the world). Finally, the hidden meanings were repressed to the point of extinction from the movie and it became just a post-apocalyptic movie, these themes being "opening up allows you to see the world from new views" and "enjoy the little things".
I would recommend this movie to any individual who enjoys less vague stories or post-apocalyptic movies. I believe that this was an amazing movie but it did not approach the novel in the manner i had hoped, this movie gives a more explicit clarity to the situation at hand as opposed to the perspective I was fond of in the book, knowing only what the characters knew. This clarity gave an angle of the book that was more of a story instead of a novel that begs the audience to turn the page. I rate this movie a 3.5 stars out of five due to it's dramatization of content adulterating the deeper meanings. (this is even with having a critical bias from reading the novel)