Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Book-to-Movie Review: Divergent
Book by Veronica Roth
In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.
GOD IT TOOK THIS MOVIE FOREVER TO COME OUT. NO, PEOPLE, YOU CAN'T MAKE ME WAIT TWO MORE WEEKS THAN THE STATES. NO, YOU CAN'T.
Guess they could.
Anyhoo, every reader knows the secret to enjoying the movie adaptation of a great book is to come at it with low expectations. Honestly, I'm so used to doing that that it's automatic at this point (well, except for The Hunger Games. And they never disappoint). So nah, I didn't expect much. I knew Shailene from The Spectacular Now and she was great there, but that was just one movie and a totally different role. As for Theo, I have never seen his work, same as Ansel (if there was one person I was praying would be great it was Ansel. Dude is playing Gus. I must be dead on the floor for this to work). And believe it or not, I managed to forget Miles Teller was in this movie. I know. I do. I have been shaming myself ever since. I HEART YOU MILES. I'M SO SO SORRY.
So yeah, didn't think about it too much. I am pleased to announce that I don't think my expectations made a difference= DIVERGENT MOVIE WAS QUITE WONDERFUL ON IT'S OWN.
YES!! I actually liked everything so much more when it was on screen- the dauntless jumping off the trains, climbing the ferris wheel, the fear landscapes. It was all so vivid and exhilarating and had THE BEST SCORE EVER. I can't put my finger on what it was exactly about the music of this film but I can tell you it worked.
FOUR'S TATOOS. IT WAS SO AWESOME I COULD CRY. (DON'T WORRY, I DIDN'T. I JUST SQUEEZED MY FRIENDS' HANDS TIGHTLY AND TRIED TO KEEP THE OMYGODDING TO A MINIMUM. *SIGH* . NO WONDER NO ONE LIKES BEING IN THE SAME THEATER AS ME.)
PETER: YOU WON'T SHOOT ME
TRIS: WHY DOES EVERYONE KEEP SAYING THAT??
TRIS: YOU'RE SERIOUSLY OVERESTIMATING MY CHARACTER HERE.
No, I didn't get stuck on capslock.
What can I say? I was thoroughly satisfied by the adaptation. Good fun, lots of laughs. Oh and Theo. Yes Theo. Hello there, sexy.
What did you think?