Tuesday, March 25, 2014

the movie: DIVERGENT, Anyone..Have you seen it?

So, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie Hunger Games, lots of action and "GirlPower"..this was surprising as I usually am not into apocalyptic films.. I figured since all of the news about this new film Divergent, says its similar to an Hunger Games, I'd spend money on Popcorn and tickets. Have you seen "Divergent"? The movie is 2 hours and semi minutes long!

reports Slate:

Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy is one of the few YA dystopias to be created by an author relatively close in age to the group she’s writing for. (Roth was 22 when the first book came out in 2011.) In structure and theme (but not, unfortunately, in degree of enjoyability) the Divergent books are so similar to the Hunger Games series as to strain the bounds of writerly ethics. In post-apocalyptic Chicago, society has been divided into five factions, each with a strictly proscribed social and economic function (and a grammatically unparallel name). There’s Amity, Erudite, Dauntless, Candor, and the home faction of our heroine Beatrice (as well as of many a high-school girl I have known, or been): Abnegation. Upon reaching the age of 16, each child must choose whether to stay with his or her faction or defect to another, in a public ritual halfway between the Hunger Games’ “reaping ceremony” and a junior-high-school graduation: Parents attend, dressed up and beaming with pride, then have their lives ripped out from under them when their children effectively disappear forever from their lives.

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