Saturday, August 9, 2014

Reviewing: Divergent *Movie

I will have a post up sometime tomorrow. I apologize for my absence, but my school starts really soon (in a couple days) and I'm trying to pull everything together because a) it's a completely new school system b) I have to work out a schedule with the people at my local library for volunteering and c) I have to write an introductory paragraph to all the kids and teachers in my classes. Ahem. To the movie review.

Recently I watched the Divergent movie. It'd been a while since I read the book, so of course I wasn't able to scrutinize every single detail, but I did remember the key points.

 Spoilers will either be shown by going

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or [like this] meaning you'll have to highlight the blank area to read it.

Ahem.

Now that we've moved past the Spoiler System, I would like to move on the actual movie.

Divergent is an awesome book. I'd have loved it if the movie included all the details that showed how corrupt the government actually was and not just that the government is evil because they're scared of divergents to the point that they will kill them. Also, the movie lays on the whole "Divergent" theme so thick that it's hard to focus on anything else. Also, I get it. There's a lot going on. Tris and Four's relationship needed time to grow. But while it grew... you didn't really get to read about the friendships or mere acquaintances that really added to Tris's growth as a character. [ Peter stabbing Edward in the eye. Christina and Will's relationship was merely hinted at.... giving Will's death less of an impact. ]

So, while this is a good movie, some things felt out of place and rushed.


5 comments:

  1. Totally agree with you :) It wasn't the most impressive book-to-movie.

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  2. You quite obviously need check your comments more often. Hmph.

    Aaanywho, *grins* great tiny baby post and post more will ya. *sweeps breezily out the door*

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    1. You literally commented right after I posted. Seriously. Go check.

      Do not insult the size of my posts. I don't insult the size of your brain, do I? (I do, but let's ignore, shall we?)

      Don't let the door hit you on the way out ;)

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  3. WHY DIDN'T YOU TALK ABOUT THE BACKGROUND SCORE WHAT TERRIBLE MUSIC WAS THAT

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    1. PLEASE DON'T MURDER ME BUT THAT DIDN'T CROSS MY MIND UNTIL RIGHT NOW *shrieks and races off in terror*

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