For starters, I loved the trailer. Yeah, it looks so polished and it doesn’t show how poor life they had been living etc. but still I like it. Also, it has been confirmed that Death will be narrating the movie. And I love Liesel, I love Hans, I love Rosa, I love Max and Rudy is a perfect beautiful baby boy. But… I have some complaints about how they portrayed Rudy. I know, I know, this is only a trailer but hear me out first.
There will be spoilers!
I cannot agree with this more. I hope, hope, hope that they haven’t diminished Rudy in this film, I think and hope they won’t have (he is Markus’s favourite character, so fingers crossed) and we’ll see him more in later trailers, but yeah, it’s a concern.
Yes! I read Zusak’s comments about The Book Thief and I love him so much for letting us believe what we want. He doesn’t think Liesel and Max end up together but he’s okay with readers who feel that way. I love that.
I am in love with Markus - he is everything I wish all my author’s could be. He just gets it from both ends - he appreciates that a book once it is published belongs to everyone and reading it is a private experience, there are no right and wrong answers when it comes to interpretation. Gah…I could talk all day on how much I love him and everything about how he handles himself on social media.
Trust me, the TVD fandom is the absolute worst but at least the viewers are given freedom to voice their opinions and share their theories. The writers NEVER tell them they’re wrong. They just let future episodes do the talking.
lol - you’re the second person to mention TVD as the one fandom on par with this one just now. It kinda makes me glad that I;m not in it. My favourite author (Marcus Zusak) has been asked a ton of times about what he thought happened to his characters in The Book Thief in the future and whether a certain ship sails. He’s very polite, very wonderful and very honest and he always tells the same story about what he likes to think happened to them, but then always says that really, it comes down to what you want to believe - so if it is different from what he pictures, that’s fine. That’s what I think all authors should do - this dictatorial method of ‘if you don’t like it, you don’t understand it’ thing is wrong.
YES. I understood the epilogue but didn’t like it. But if I say that, I’ll get attacked for hating Jem or Jessa when that is simply not the case. People need to understand that criticism does not equate to hate.
Never have I been in a fandom where discussion and difference of opinion has been so frowned upon than this one, and I have been in some really batshit fandoms in my time.