The book and the movie are alike yet different. They both say the same things and have the same story line, although they are in different order. The movie starts off right away having the kids complaining about how Atticus can’t do anything when it doesn’t mention that in the book until chapter 10. Also the book describes things a lot more than the movie. So far I like the book better because it does a much better job of describing aspects that are important to the plot.
I believe at this point in the movie, the character that is best portrayed is Scout. It really shows her innocence with things that she doesn’t understand. Also the movie explains how she doesn’t enjoy wearing dresses and gets in fights a lot at school. The one character that isn’t portrayed the same is Calpurnia. In the book is says she is extremely smart and reads with Jem and Scout a lot. I have not seen her read yet in the movie. Also the movie seems to be taking away the parts where she can show how smart she really is.
My favorite scene of the movie was definitely the part where Boo Radley comes out. All three of the children had wanted to see him for their whole life. They always thought he was such a mean person who would kill them if he ever saw them. They noticed that day that Boo was one of the nicest people there are. He saved their lives, he put the blanket on Scout when it was cold, and he gave them gifts through the whole in the tree. Scout really grew found of Boo Radley after this because he realized he was her neighbor, and it doesn’t matter what people say about him.
The only thing I was disappointed about from the movie was that they cut out a lot of scenes. There were many scenes from the book that I thought were important to Jem and Scout growing up that they didn’t have in the movie or they didn’t elaborate much on. I would have put more scenes in if I were making the movie. Also I would have had it end the same way as the book.