Divergent

Rating: 3.25 of 5  

I really wanted to hate Divergent. I hate the hype over it when the writing in the novel is so elementary. I’m not a fan of Shailene Woodley’s. I didn’t really like Insurgent or Allegiant which makes me hate the hype even more. And now, after seeing the movie, I really hate . . . → more

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

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. . . . → more

The Hunger Games

Eh. 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 . . . → more

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

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 . . . → more

I Am Number Four

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 . . . → more

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

I think, though still flawed, Eclipse is the best of the Twilight films thus far. Before I even begin I should say that it’s my favorite book. I like how romantic it is and I like Jacob and Edward talking in the tent and the whole little kerfuffle . . . → more

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

It’s amazing what a good director can do. When I saw New Moon, I have to admit I was afraid to get my hopes up. Twilight was just so poorly done and the books are so badly written, but the characters are incredibly engaging . . . → more

Twilight

Cinematically flawed, and in frustrating and easily avoidable ways that I unequivocally blame Catherine Hardwicke for, and a little bit Summit for hiring her. I think the biggest problem is they made a movie for the fans. And you can’t do that . . . → more