Wonder has always had a special place for me. It was my favourite book for a very, very, very long time, before it got knocked down a few places once I got older. But I still absolutely love it. But after I read it for probably the 4th time (of many, many more times), I thought to myself, “anyone who makes wonder into a movie will probably end up making the worst movie of all time”. Wonder is one of those books that, if it was made into a movie, would most likely ruin the magic of storytelling for that particular book. So you can imagine my shock and dismay when I went on IMDB one day, only to see that Wonder was being made into a movie. And then my absolute confusion when I saw that it had Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson playing the parents of August (oh, and by the way, if you haven’t read the book yet, DO NOT go see the movie). But school assessment week was on, and so I forgot about the impending doom that was to befall on Wonder.
About a month before the release of Wonder, I got tickets to a pre-screening for Wonder. I watched a few trailers, and realised that I would most likely hate the movie and it would be a complete flop. But, as the ticket was free, I went anyway.
I have to say here, I was most definitely wrong. The makeup department didn’t overdo August’s facial deformity, instead probably under doing it a bit, so you could very easily get over it. The movie told the story using different perspectives, just like the book, which I was overjoyed about. Basically, I loved it. It was almost my favourite movie this year, only beaten by The Greatest Showman (which you should also see) by a tiny amount. But as I said earlier, YOU MUST READ THE BOOK BEFORE YOU SEE THE MOVIE. Seriously. The book is still better than the movie, and the movie kind of ruins the book if you read it afterwards. So yeah. Read it. Then see the movie. I think it's worth it (tell me if you liked it in the comments below).
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