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A penny for my thoughts (Divergent)

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OK so I know I’m late with a Divergent review but don’t consider this a review just my thoughts on the adaption. Which I finally saw, I was a bit hesitant because I didn’t like the book that much but I have to say the movie was awesome. I loved almost all the changes they made in the movie. Shailene Woodley and Theo James surprisingly had great chemistry and they really brought Tris and Four to life. It was weird watching Ansel Elgort as Caleb seeing that he’s going to play Gus in TFIOS but he’s a really good actor. The biggest thing I didn’t like about the movie was the lack of character development. I didn’t know who Al was until he attacked Tris and Peter until they called his name to fight Tris and Uriah, Drew, Marlene, Zeke and Molly wasn’t even introduced. I don’t know if its just me, it was hard to tell who was who. As a movie on its own its great but as a adaptation it was good.

I want to make a list of what they changed/didn’t include in the movie for all who didn’t read the book.

1.  A Dauntless initiate died on the first train ride to the headquarter when they had to jump to the roof. It show how dangerous the Dauntless initiation was.

2. The de-eyeballing. There was this guy named Edward who was the best initiate who got his eyeball gruesomely removed with a butter-knife by Peter. They did film the scene but it was too gruesome for a PG13 audience so it’s maybe on the DVD.

3. This one I don’t get, Tris has seven fears and they only showed four in the movie. Those fears are if you want to know, getting eaten alive by crows, drowning in a glass tank, drowning in the ocean, being burned at the stake by Peter, being kidnapped, getting intimate with Four, and being forced to shoot her family.

4. Christina and Will’s relationship. We see them talking at one point but that’s it. The movie didn’t showed that they were together.

5. Uriah, he was Tris friend, they didn’t introduce him so that took away the enthusiasm from the zip-line scene. The movie focuses on Tris and Four’s relationship while Tris had many friends.

6. In the capture the flag scene Christina was the one to get the flag not Tris and in the book they had paintball guns not tranquilizer guns. (I love this changed it was really cool).

7.  Visiting Day. They had a visiting day for all the transfer initiates. It wasn’t that significant because Tris did get to see her mom.

8. Four and Tris. There are different, Tris is 16 and Four is 18 in the book Four looks way older in the movie. The final scene when Tris found Four in the control room, he was the one controlling the system or whatever. They shared a moment when Tris was staring into Four’s eyes and repeating “It’s me” until he comes to — is still there, but it’s overwhelmed a bit by the action. 

9.  Janine suspected that Tris is Divergent, and conversation at Erudite headquarters is far less warm than the movie’s version.

10. Four told Tris he love you. I liked that they didn’t put that in the movie with the tough guy act in the movie it wouldn’t work.

I’ll stop at 10 but let me know what I missed, I know i missed a lot and what did you think of Divergent?
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Most Read Book to Movie Adaptions

I started this blog to write about movie adaptions but I haven’t really done that. I haven’t been reading a lot this year which sucks but I’m currently reading The Maze Runner by James Dashner. This is a list of books just five (5) that you should read before you watch the movie. (These are movie that haven’t been release as yet)

1. The Fault in Our Stars (June 6)

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Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
Why you should read the book:
If you don’t read any of the books on this list I advice you to read this one. Its written by John Green – who is now my favourite author – an amazing YA writer. This book will have you laughing and crying at the same time. You’ll fall in love in with the characters and want nothing but happiness for main character Hazel. This book inspired me and taught me the moral that we should never take our life for granted.
I mostly love this book because it portrays REAL life as we know it. It does not necessarily have a happy ending, the characters do not ride off into the sunset, there is no “happily ever after.” Although is there happy endings in real life? Unfortunately, no. It shows the true, yet awful, colors of life. Truthfully dying is a side effect of living. In other words we live to die. This book will break your heart not by breaking it down but by building it up until it burst.

2. Mockingjay (November 21)

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Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what’s worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss’s family, not her friends, not the people of District 12.
Why you should read this book:
First of all if you saw this first two movies, but haven’t read the books that’s fine, you still can read the last one. It will explain a lot that wasn’t explain in the movies and you will won’t have to wait to see what happens to Peeta. The Hunger Games trilogy is darker than how the movies made them out to be and Mockingjay by far is the darkest. Katniss have to make decision that will shape the rebellion and as for Peeta he’s not the same as he was in the first book/movie. Let’s just say he’s not so fond of Katniss anymore. I can’t write anything without spoilers and I’m not going to because I don’t want to ruin the book so that’s all I’m going to say. Just read the book its the best.

3. Gone Girl (October 3)

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I have this book for couple months now but I haven’t read I couldn’t find the time to, but its definitely next on my read list. Its about a married couple Nick and Amy they have the perfect life, they live in the perfect neighbourhood, everything seems perfect in their life. But on their fifth anniversary Amy disappears, now husband of the year Nick is under pressure  by the police and the media for his lies, deceit and inappropriate behavior, but is he really a killer? With his twin sister Margo at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. But if Nick didn’t do it, where is his wife?
Its not a YA novel but I like it and I hate suspend and/or drama. It has a big twist that I can’t say but that’s why I want to read it to see what happens and I know what happened to Amy. I know what’s going to happen and I still want to read the book so that should say something. All and all its going to be a great movie and a greater book  and the movie has Ben Affleck who I love.

4. The Mazing Runner (September 18)

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I’m currently reading The Maze Runner and I’m half way through the book and I only been reading for the past two days. The books has 375 pages and I can’t put it down, its the first in a series of YA novels. “The Maze Runner” follows Thomas who wake up in a place called the Glade that exists inside a giant maze, populated by a group of teenager boys. All the boys when they arrived in the Box, their memories has been systematically erased and the only thing they can remember is their names, but Thomas remembers more but he cant seem put his memories together. Every 30 days they receive a newbie, but a day after Thomas arrive, they got a another newbie and this time its a girl (the first and only girl) and she has a message that changed everything. The group has to deal with power issues as well as how to escape the maze and why they were sent there to begin with. 

5. The Giver
 

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The last book on the list is a book that I just heard about, the trailer premiered I think last week and it blow up my tl. So I Google the book, its a relatively old children’s book from 1993. From what I’ve read it about a boy named Jonas who lives in a utopian society and on his twelfth  birthday he has to chose a what he’s going to do for the rest of his life. He got chosen to be he Receiver of Memories and I stop reading because I didn’t want to ruin the book. So I know nothing about this book but I’m definitely going to read to see what the buzz is all about and if its that’s good. Its seems like this book that started the “dystopian society” craze so I’m really curious about it. I don’t really read books that are not from the 21 century but I’ll give this one a pass.

Noticeable Mentions
1. Divergent by Veronica Roth
2. Maleficent based an the Fairytale Sleeping Beauty.
3. Edge of Tomorrow 
4. Serena by Ron Rash
5. Fallen by Lauren Kate
6. Noah & Exodus inspired by the Bible
7. The Hobbit

Great Movies Greater books what do you think of the list should I read the Giver? Do you have any recommendations for me to read? Which one are you most excited about and which ones have your read?
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“Spring” into Movie 2014

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Its the beginning of spring all the summer blockbusters are only weeks away. But this year were getting summer blockbusters before summer. These are five (5) movies to help you spring into summer. Haha 😄😄

5. The Amazing SpiderMan 2 (May 2nd)
4. Captain America: The Winter Solider (April 4th)
3. Maleficent (May 30th)
2. X-Men: Days of Futures Past (May 23rd)
1. Godzilla (May 16)

Noticeable Mentions

1. Transcendence (April 17th)
2. Noah (March 28th)
3. Legend of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (May 9th)
4. Divergent (currently in theatres)
5. Rio 2 (April 11th)

Which movies are you most and less excited to see this spring? What movies you can’t wait until summer to see?
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Battle for the Box-Office

The battle for the box office this weekend is between Divergent and Muppet’s Most Wanted and its obvious who is gonna come out on top.

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I’m not a big muppets fan but this movie looks funny and entertaining plus I love Tina Fey. The entire Muppets gang on a global tour, but mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon. With countless cameos such as Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Salma Hayek, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Zach Galifianakas, Usher just to name a few this movie is sure to break the bank.

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An adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities, Tris Prior is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.
I just don’t get it. I’ve read the book and it was just one long boring book. There were no peaks, the book lead no where I think it was a suspense but I’m not eager to see what happens next.
The five factions basically honesty, danger, intelligence, peace and selflessness and Tris chose Dauntless the faction about danger to hide that she is Divergent not the smartest choice. Plus no one is just dangerous, intelligent, peaceful, selfless and honest, so to me everyone is divergent.
Many people are saying that it’s similar to The Hunger Games , Divergent is based in the future after a war that destroyed everything. A system was created by dividing society in to district no I mean factions to control the people and if you don’t fit in or comply with this system your at risk. OK well its is kind of like Hunger Games.
A lot of people is super pumped up for this movie but I’m just not one of them. With pre-ordered ticket sales I see that this movie is gonna make millions. Hopefully they change up the movie ALOT and make it a bit more interesting.

The winner this week: Divergent, with The Muppets Most Wanted close behind followed by Mr.Peabody & Sherman and 300:Rise of an Empire and Need for Speed rounding off the top 5.

Comment what movie your eager to see this weekend and what movie that came out already that you want to see again. Comment Comment Comment

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