Tag: young adult

Posted March 26, 2014 : Review

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 […]

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Posted November 18, 2012 : Dakota Fanning, Review, Robert Pattinson

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
Posted March 30, 2012 : Jennifer Lawrence, Review


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

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Posted November 19, 2011 : Review, Robert Pattinson

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

Posted September 27, 2011 : Review

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

Posted September 20, 2011 : Review

How many critics, do you think, used the title of this film to describe the film itself?

Red Riding Hood
Posted September 3, 2011 : Review

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.

I Am Number Four
Posted May 25, 2011 : Review

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

The Invisible
Posted March 21, 2011 : Review

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.

Posted July 29, 2010 : Review

It’s kind of hard to score a movie like this, because all of the elements are different (though, sort of, they shouldn’t be which is why it comes out so low).

Stylishly directed, this isn’t so much a film as a series of performances. And the singing and dancing and