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16 April 2014 @ 07:58 pm
Post-apocalyptic Chicago, huh?  
A few friends invited me to watch Divergent with them yesterday, and since there was nothing better to do this week than to go places, I went with them. Now I hadn't read the books or had any prior knowledge about the series beforehand, so no expectations at all. Now if it were something like How to Train Your Dragon 2... ;)
(that last part's another story for a few months later)

All in all, I think it's good. Not exactly memorable for me, but I like it. I have a thing for post-apocalyptic settings, just not in the young adult area. What tainted the movie for me was the romance angle that could've been easily written out--it's probably not a bad thing for others, but I'm just not feeling it. Everything else was okay.

Anyone else who's read/watched the books/movie have any thoughts on this? I'd like to hear from people who read the books and what they thought of it.
 
 
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stolenglimpsestolenglimpse on April 16th, 2014 05:36 pm (UTC)
I tried reading the book before going to see the movie but I stopped for doing other things and decided I'd go see the movie anyway. I stopped reading somewhere after Tris and Four climb the ferris wheel. I definitely need to read the whole thing, and the other 2 books as well. I like post-apocalyptic setups, too. I enjoyed the movie quite a lot and didn't mind the romance.
aw jeez, rick: [ParaNorman] Norman <313066301 on April 17th, 2014 01:18 am (UTC)
I think I am going to read the whole thing as well. I wanna see the plot unfold for myself, 'cause I know sometimes movies leave out some stuff from the book. We'll see :)
stolenglimpsestolenglimpse on April 17th, 2014 05:29 pm (UTC)
Yep, exactly. :)
Meena: she's :)evathereal on April 17th, 2014 02:06 am (UTC)
I loved the movie! although it was very very very different from the book. Even Tris's personality seemed different to me, but I think it was 'cos they cut out a lot from the book. I still liked the movie on its own, though. I actually liked that it was different because that made it interesting! Like in the movie I had no idea what would happen at the end because they changed how the movie ended (I personally preferred the book's ending, but it was still a good ending). And it was one of the first times I felt like the romance wasn't awkward but I already liked the romance from the book. :)
aw jeez, rick: [Rise of the Guardians] Jack Frost13066301 on April 17th, 2014 02:25 am (UTC)
I got the feeling that it was sort of different from the book; that's why I'd like to read the books as well. And the romance was sort of awkward for me as well, no offense to anyone who liked it.
Meena: she's :)evathereal on April 17th, 2014 02:52 am (UTC)
Yeah, you'll get a different feeling about the characters and the plot once you read the book! I hope you like it :)

I always think it's hard to put romance into a movie from the book because like... there's no space and it always makes it look really awkward (I'm reminded of harry potter lol but others might have liked it, I don't know).