methodwriter85 September 10, 2014 Share September 10, 2014 (edited) This is a thread to discuss the Divergent series, and spoilers will be included since we will discuss all the books/movies, etc. Shailene and Theo Discuss Insurgent I really liked the second book (although I've avoided the third one because people have said that it makes Mockinjay look incredible), so we'll see how it goes. My friend who didn't read the books thought it was better than the Hunger Games, which I so didn't agree with but maybe that bodes well for the future of the franchise. I think the biggest problem that Divergent had was that it spent so much time setting things up. I also wasn't a fan of the music, and I thought the movie did a bad job in fleshing out anybody who wasn't Tris or Four or Jeanine. I barely felt anything during the character death scenes because of that. Al's suicide should have been emotional, but it wasn't because we barely saw him and you wouldn't have known that he was supposed to be Tris's good friend before he turned on her in a desperate attempt to avoid becoming factionless. On the other hand, the chemistry between Tris and Four was incredible, I liked how they changed the ending with Jeanine, and I think it has the potential to have a better second movie. I still think it's extremely idiotic to split up the third book into two movies, though. It'd be one thing if Divergent had grossed the kind of money Twilight did, but it didn't. And if the second movie doesn't have any significant box office bump up (or it actually declined), Lionsgate is screwed unless they decide to swallow their pride and decide to say they're only going to do 1 movie for Allegiant after all. They really should have waited until the second movie came out before deciding to do it. My only guess as to why they didn't do that is because they needed to have Shailene and Theo locked in until 2016 and that was their way to ensure they did. From what they said, it'll be two separate shoots. Which is again dumb. It's going to be funny that Theo James is going to be 32 and promoting Allegiant Part II in early 2017. From what people have said about Four in Allegiant, they're really, really going to have to re-tool his character to make it not look weird that he's being played by a 32-year old, because Four is apparently a big ol' teenage emo mess in that. Edited September 10, 2014 by methodwriter85 Link to comment
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