David and I got to go see Insurgent recently and it was interesting. It has been a while since I finished reading the book, but I remembered a lot of the important points and often watching the story played out in a movie will bring back those memories. With this movie it was not the case because there were points that were similar, but then there was a lot that went a completely different direction as well. Some of the problem is that they hit some of the larger points, but then missed the bigger picture of the story. Some of this stems from the ways that they changed the first story, but then there are a lot of things that seem to get changed due to time. The biggest thing though is that it felt like the movie was telling a different story. (Spoilers for Insurgent after the jump) Continue reading
This weekend David and I went and saw Divergent in theaters. The quick take on the movie is that it was an enjoyable ride. It was not the best movie that I have been through, but it kept me entertained for two and a half hours. Now I admit that I am a bit biased because I read all three books in a week. I really enjoyed the book series and in some ways I will admit it tainted my view of the movie because I knew what was going to happen beyond the first movie. Knowing where it all goes definitely made it a different experience for me. At the same time I thought the movie did a good job of capturing the story and general feeling of the first book.
There were certain scenes that they changed to up the action, but overall I thought they kept pretty faithful to the book. The two places that I found the most changes were in the mental spaces and some of the violence. (Spoilers for Divergent after the jump.)
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