Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! Hosts Holly and David dive back into Time Travel and explore stories (like Groundhog Day) where a character is stuck in a time loop! And they explore the question: is it plot device, or is it Time Travel? Possibly some spoilers, but a lot of these are the fundamental point of the story as well. Let us know what time loops we left out!
My initial impression of the comic is that it doesn’t sound too different from the book. That means that I don’t have a lot to add over what Holly wrote. That also means that it was quite different from the movie!
For as short of a book as it is, the graphic novel was shorter. It’s a fun, quick read. I found it on Amazon and read it on my Kindle. I should note also that it came out just in May – so it was in place to marge the two, or at least to ride the wave of interest given that the movie was coming out. But it didn’t do that – it really was the book adaptation, not the movie adaptation.
So spoilers to follow, and I think I’m mostly going to let some of the panels speak for the graphic novel!
I admit the books for this month got away from me and we actually saw the movie before I had finished the book, so here is the delayed LitFlix. Now the first obvious difference is that they decided to name the movie different than the book, which I actually appreciate because the movie takes the basic premise of the book, but tells a completely different story. Edge of Tomorrow is a decent action movie that does a great job playing with time travel, but it is not the book All You Need is Kill. Both the movie and book were good, but were presenting pretty different stories. (Spoilers for Edge of Tomorrow and All You Need is Kill after the jump) Continue reading →