My star rating would make Divergent seem like a nice, average, run of the mill kind of movie. But if you keep reading you’ll see it’s actually a slightly impressive adaption. Because apparently YA books are hard to adapt. But what Hollywood is finally figuring out (how many adaptations later?) is that the thing you need to do is let the movie deviate from the book; let it breathe and stretch and be a movie instead of a visual enactment of the book. Kel and I have been saying this for ages – you have to just make a good […]
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I don’t even know what to say. And it’s not because I was shocked by the twist ending because I was surprised at how it manifest itself but I was also expecting something.
The Hunger Games wasn’t a bad movie. But it wasn’t great either and certainly not as good as all they hype would imply.
The effects weren’t especially shiny or cool.
The action wasn’t really exciting.
There was nothing profound
I am definitely in the minority, and I realize that. Breaking Dawn is on track to make $140M this weekend (proving the power of women at the box office when they’re captivated). Many
Saw Abduction tonight and think several things but they’re conflicting so it’s kind of hard to make sense of.
This was completely a Taylor Lautner vehicle. Which is ok. After doing Twilight I can
Going in, this movie had a lot stacked against it. I don’t like Catherine Hardwick. I don’t like Amanda Seyfried. I did not expect much.
Impressive, partly because my expectations were so low. I mean, I read the book and it was awful and the first thing I said was that it should have skipped being a book and been a screenplay
For starters, this movie is not what it was marketed as. At all.
Oddly, after the big lie that was the trailer, the movie was more emotional than I expected.