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    13 Differences Between The "Chaos Walking" Books And The Movie

    I was pleasantly surprised.

    After a painfully long three years, Chaos Walking, starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley, is finally in theaters.

    The story follows Todd, who lives in a world without women, and where the men's thoughts are on display at all times. When he meets Viola, a girl who has crash-landed on his planet, they learn that their world is not what it seems.

    The movie, based on the trilogy of the same name, was originally supposed to be released in 2019. But because of Tom's and Daisy's respective Marvel and Star Wars commitments, and because the movie was deemed "unreleasable" in 2019, it was delayed until this past weekend.

    Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley as Todd and Viola stand together on a rock

    I'm an avid fan of the books, and I've told basically everyone I know about them. While there are quite a few differences between the book series and this new movie, not all of them are bad.

    Spoilers ahead for both the books and the film!

    1. Perhaps the most immediate difference is that in the books, Todd and Viola are 13, but in the movie, they're older teens.

    Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland playing Todd and Viola in the movie Chaos Walking. they are both sitting down with their dog manchee in between them in the woods.

    2. Only humans have Noise in the film.

    Tom Holland playing Todd in the movie Chaos Walking. Todd is holding his dog Manchee

    3. In the book, Todd leaves his home before everyone knows about Viola. In the film, he leaves because everyone knows about her.

    Todd, Viola, and Manchee running from the mayor and his men

    4. Davy is a lot more prominent in the novels.

    Nick Jonas as Davy Prentiss

    5. In The Knife of Never Letting Go, Todd is worried that he'll transmit the Noise to Viola because he thinks it's fatal for women.

    tom holland playing todd

    6. Book Todd doesn't realize that any of the Spackle are alive until he has to fight one. In the movie, everyone knows that they're alive and well.

    Spackle walking in the woods with noise around them

    7. A huge part of book Todd's character is not being able to kill because of his humanity, a characteristic that sets him apart from the rest of the men. However, you'd only get that from the film if you already knew it.

    Tom Holland playing todd in the movie chaos walking. he is about to talk while standing in the woods and appears startled.

    8. But while he doesn't kill the Spackle in a fight in the movie, he does in the book.

    Spackle from the movie choas walking in the water being defeated

    9. The movie doesn't include WILF!!!

    Oscar Jaenada in 2011

    10. Aaron straight-up kidnaps Viola in the book.

    Todd, Viola, and Manchee escaping Aaron on the river

    In the film, all of this is condensed into a single fight on the river. And as someone who hates whitewater rafting, I was watching through my fingers.

    Todd, Viola, and Manchee's boat capsizes in the river

    11. Book Todd can only hear bits of his mother's journal at a time because it's too overwhelming for him.

    Todd and Viola hide in Farbranch

    12. In the book, Viola kills Aaron so that Todd doesn't have to — not while she's trying to contact her ship.

    Aaron and his red Noise

    13. The mayor dies after...falling into a spaceship?

    The Mayor

    All in all, I thought the script was a good adaptation and made for a very compelling film. And Tom and Daisy did phenomenally, of course. If you need me, I'll be restarting the trilogy.