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From Book To Movie – To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

 

Title: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Rating: 4 Star

Book Series Reviews

Description/Synopsis:

When her secret love letters to each of her five crushes, Lara Jean finds her quiet school existence turned upside down.

Movie Review – MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

This movie gets 2 separate star ratings for me. 5 Star for sticking to the book, and 4 Star for how much I actually enjoyed it. Netflix did a really good job and portraying this beautiful book and I am so excited for them to continue on with the series. For anyone who is interested in continuing on with this review, know that there will be spoilers, as I will be comparing the book to the movie.

They of course did change a few things, some I liked and some that really made it drop the start for me. The beautiful cupcake scene where Lara Jean and Peter bake together was sadly taken from the movie. Also the introduction scene where he helps her after she had a car crash was missing. I can completely see why they left out these scenes, they don’t have a lot of time to work with, but they were important in my eyes in the book and I wanted to see them on screen. ‘

Other than those small things it was amazing. I think they selected the most perfect cast for the movie and they all fit to a T, even with Kitty ages up a few years they stayed true to her character. The actors did a pretty good job, but in the end the movie didn’t leave me with the overall adorableness of the book. I did feel just as bad for Josh in the movie as I did in the books, and I am so glad that they didn’t kiss in the movie. It made me like Josh more, and Margo and her didn’t have as much of a serious fight in the movie because of it.

I also loved the style and set design, the rooms they give these kids in movies! I would have loved a room like that as a kid. One thing that did blow my mind though was just the general size of everyone’s houses. I get that Lara Jean’s dad is a doctor and they would have a nice big house and nice things, but what on earth does everyone else do?! That house the party was at was massive. Is that what the size of the houses are in America in general, or is it a movie thing?

I think my favourite character would have to be Lara Jean’s dad, and he is was made some of my favourite scenes for me. I laughed so hard at his and Chris’ chat in the kitchen.

“I’m not denying you you’re right to put food on your table for your family or anything, I just think its a little odd that a man would want to be a gynaecologist. Like when you were college you thought ‘ah, I would really like to look at vaginas all day'”

“Gonna leave the kitchen now Christine.”

Just beautiful. I also really loved the condom talk, and all the touching moments Lara Jean and her dad had at the restaurant. One other thing I loved that they actually changed a little from the book was the fact that Kitty kept all the letters that Peter wrote Lara Jean, it sort of made up for the fact that she posted the letters out to begin with. I also appreciated that they solved their issues at the end of the movie rather than the start of the next one, and that little sneak peak of John at the end of the movie. He was geekier than I expected but it got me really excited for what was to come

And this is where I am going to leave you guys. If you loved the books, you will like the movie. If you haven’t done the books though but like cute little love stories with families full of sass you will probably enjoy the movie all by itself.

 

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Top Ten Tuesday – Movie Adaptations

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To

Now I think quite a lot of these are going to be ones I have yet to read the books for.

1. Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. ITS BEING MADE BY TIM BURTON. Its literally the best thing ever even though I have yet to read the book.

2. Mockingjay (Part 2) by Suzanne Collins. Its going to be so glorious. I am sad the movies are ending.

3. The Sandman by Neil Gaiman. I hear tell that this is happening. This gets me very excited.

4. The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling. The trailer for this looks awesome.

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5. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Its got Liam Neeson in it. Its going to be awesome.

6. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander (J.K. Rowling). Haven’t done any of her books yet but I am totally down for this.

7. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Actors are enough to get me.

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8. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. This list has shown me I need to hurry up and read a lot of books, and this is one of them.

 

9. Looking For Alaska by John Green. An ok book. Will it make a good movie?

10. Fallen by Lauren Kate. As someone who didn’t mind most he books (seriously just skip the 3rd), I am interested in seeing what they do with this movie.

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From Book To Movie – Mockingjay Part 1

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Title: Mockingjay Part 1

Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction

Rating: 5 Star

Movie Series Reviews: 1, 2, 3, 4

Book Series Reviews: 123

Description/Synopsis:

When Katniss destroys the games, she goes to District 13 after District 12 is destroyed. She meets President Coin who convinces her to be the symbol of rebellion, while trying to save Peeta from the Capitol.

Movie Review – MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

I absolutely loved everything about this movie. I am going to assume everyone reading this review has already seen the movie or read the book so this will be your one and only spoiler warning. Towards the end will contain spoilers, you have been warned.

I don’t know about you guys, but when they announced that this last movie was being split up into two parts I was so happy. Some people where annoyed by this because they think that every series ever is now splitting things up into sections because Harry Potter did it, but I don’t think this is just a way to milk the series longer. The last book was not the best one, it was by far the worst in the entire series. You kind of felt rushed the entire time and it did not flow correctly. Lots of new random capital kind of things happen and when I read the book after the first movie came out my first thought was that there was no way they were going to fit that books story into one movie when the book was barely long enough to tell it correctly.

And I was so happy with what I got. I went and saw the movie in its opening week, and after the first few days I had heard from people who had not read the books that it was the worst movie so far and a lot of them did not like it. How pleased I was to find that I think they are all wrong and I actually think its my favourite so far. The first part of the book was slow because it has a lot of build up to the second half, so to those expecting fighting non stop like in the first two be aware that that is not what you are going to get. This part of the movie deals with how the first two games have affected everyone and the lead up to bringing down the capital in the next part.

There were very few changes to the overall story in this movie compared to the book. I have always loved the changes where they show things that are happening in the capital and the other districts that you didn’t get to in the books because Katniss was not there a lot of the time. I enjoy seeing the effect. I also loved the talks between Coin and Plutarch and their reasons for while they let Katnis do all the things she does like go back and visit district 12. I was sad that Finnick was not in their as much as I wanted him to be, but the moments we did get were both sad and touching at the same time. I also loved the inclusion of Effie throughout the movie and little comical tidbits. The part where Plutarch is telling her her door is not locked and she can come and go as she pleases but still acts as though she is in prison is great. It has always bothered me that her father is never mentioned considering that he was such a big part of everything she does, but I get why he is not there. Another thing we got that I was not really expecting was that they humanised Coin a bit and made us see her in a more lighter and sadder way. She still has to die so I am interested in how they are going to make that come full circle.

The things that were the same were all exactly what I wanted from them. Katniss was so so broken is was amazing, and the fact that the wig made her look a little ‘wrong’ I think made the effect better. I couldn’t not see the wig though. I also loved every moment with the cat, when it gets shoved into the bag was amazing. I think the entire theatre laughed there. I loved our moments with Haymitch as well even though he is notmy most favourite person anymore. When he shows up at Katniss’s horrible propo, and then when she breaks down with him after she realises what they are doing to Peeta because she keeps fighting back.

I think the part where Katniss sings The Hanging Tree was the best part of the entire movie. Jen did an amazing job. She doesn’t have a voice that I would describe as one that the birds would stop singing so that they could listen to her, but it was powerful and really captured the moment. I don’t know if I like the lyric change of ‘necklace of rope’ to ‘necklace of hope,’ but I suppose it was a little bit too obviously about death for the younger people if they started sing about necklaces of rope in a hanging tree, and a necklace of hope can have the same meaning so I guess it still all works. When we cut from Katniss singing to… district 5? singing the words with her heading to blow up the damn despite the fact they all know they are going to die if they do it was so well done. I also liked how Katniss singing was spliced into that final communication with the capital and Peeta looks a mess then hears her singing and starts crying and then warns them about the attack. I think this was a nice touch because Peeta had always loved to listen to her sing.

We can all take a guess as to where the movie ends. I really thought it was all over when they bashed the back of his head and everything black. I suppose that would have been a really nasty cliff hanger for those who don’t know what is coming however so they gave us a tiny bit more with much struggling and being tied down.

And there we have it folks. I loved this moving, actually really want to go see it again and I have been listening to The Hanging Tree on repeat since I saw it. This movie seems like it is going to be a far better presented and developed ending to the series. I think waiting a year might just kill me even if I am not ready for that level of sadness is my life.

 

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Top Ten Tuesday – Halloween Books and Movies

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Books & Movies to Read & Watch to get in the Halloween Spirit

Creating this list has seriously shown me how greatly under read/watched I am in wonderful Halloween/horror things. Horror movies used to be my favourite so I don’t understand why I cannot think of any! This must be fixed.

 

1. Since I literally watch this every Halloween the number one spot for me goes to Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Check out its catchy Halloween song here.

2. The Witching Hour by Anne Rice. I think Anne Rice is pretty much a safe choice in general for Halloween/horror kind of books. This one though is filled with witchy goodness

3. The Silence of the Lambs. Now who doesn’t like this movie? Its suspenseful and has Jodie Foster. Not sure if I would call this a Halloween movie but its going on the list anyway.

4. Ever Near by Melissa MacVicar. For those who want a dose of ghostly reads.

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5. Sleepy Hollow (1999 Movie). You can tell that Tim Burton is going to pop up a bit can’t you? But who could leave this off a movie list?

6. The Passage by Justin Cronin. Zombie time!

7. House of 1000 Corpses. Anything Rob Zombie touches is horrifying and has an amazing soundtrack.

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8. Zodiac. Scary cause it really happened.

9. Edward Scissor Hands. Here is Tim again! I really think he is one of my favourites.

10. The Strangers. When people mentally and physically torture you for no reason other than the fact you were home.

and 11. for good measure, Misery. Such a good movie.

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And there is my list! More movie than book but what can you do. Not all of them are totally scary either but meh.

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Book Review – If I Stay

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Title: If I Stay [If I Stay 1]

Author: Gayle Forman

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Length: 138

Rating: 4 Star

Series Review: 1, 2

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Description/Synopsis:

Just listen, Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel.

I open my eyes wide now.
I sit up as much as I can.
And I listen.

Stay, he says.

Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?

Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it’s the only one that matters.

If I Stay is a heartachingly beautiful book about the power of love, the true meaning of family, and the choices we all make.

Review – MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

I loved this book. I picked it up because the trailer for the movie looks amazing and when the book is so short I don’t really have an excuse not to read it before I see the movie now do I? I was a little bit worried about reading it because things get hyped and I don’t always like them but I was very pleasantly surprised.

There will be spoilers in this post so you may want to skip over it if you have not already read the book.

The idea of the story is very simple, should she wake up from her coma or should she move on and be with her family? The simplicity of it though is what makes it good. How does one make a decision like that? Are your dreams or friends or even boyfriend a good enough reason to wake up seriously injured and have to face the rest of your life without the people you loved the most in it? When you were the only one to live? I think some of you would just be like yes! Of course! But just think about how tired Mia must have been, it goes into her injuries in quite alot of detail. I don’t know what I would choose.

Because Mia is in a coma for pretty much the whole duration of the book, there is alot of back and forth between memories and the things going on around her in the hospital. I think this method worked well in the book because you slowly got depth to all the layers of things in her life including family, friends, boyfriend and of course the cello. I am a bit worried about how they are going to do this in the movie though because in the book they will just break off from the present to the past and that kind of thing works in a book but visually it might be not so great.

I felt connected to most the characters but I really, really loved the way her parents are portrayed and the general family dynamic. Her parents sound like the best people in the world. The one thing I highlighted in the book was when Mia’s brother Teddy was being born:

“Music! Goddammit! Music!” Mom screamed.

“We have some lovely Enya. Very soothing,” the midwife said.

“Fuck Enya!” Mom screamed. “Melvins. Earth. Now!”

I did like Mia quite alot and her relationships with everyone was cute. All of Adam’s attempts to see her and communicate with her throughout the book were just adorable and I loved him. The for alot of the book though I was screaming at her about one thing. Her brother Teddy. In the beginning she was like I must find him! But then she finds her own body and gets distracted and I can understand that. It must be shocking. But then she does very little thinking about him in present tense after that. The whole time I had a pretty good feeling that Teddy had died, but still. There was such urgency then nothing… I just wanted to know for sure! Only complaint about the book really. The ending was very abrupt but I didn’t mind that.

This is a book about the small things that mean the world but you might not notice them until something huge like this happens. I would recommend this book to anyone planning on seeing the movie, and who likes a mellow book about life. I will be picking up the next book and I don’t doubt that I will read this one again.

 

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Possible Book To Movie – Frostbite Funding

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Hmmm.

Well today my friends I come to with the need to share some news and have that news shared by as many of you as humanly possible.

The producers who turned the beloved Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead, into a not so beloved movie are seeking fan support and funding to turn the next book into a movie as well. They are aiming to raise $1,500,000 in fan funding by september 5th to prove that people want them to make the movie.

While support for the movie was well on target for the first two or three days, support has drastically dropped and it doesn’t really take that great big of a guess as to why. I think we all know that most people who enjoyed the books so much, were not such fans of the movie. I myself really really really tried to like it but they just tried too hard to make it funny or did things that were not needed at all that it really did put me off.

So if I didn’t like the first one why am I trying to spread the word of the fundraiser and gain support for the next book?

Because I want to believe the next one will be better.

I cannot promise the next movie will be any better than the first. Just from the brief clip at the end of the first movie you can see that things have already been changed from what we know as readers. However, just from the clip they have on the fundraising sight, and all the attention that they seem to be giving fans and the communication they are doing, I so badly wish to believe that they have learnt what they did wrong the first time round and now understand what way they should take the series.

While I am worried, so worried, that they may mar another book by producing a movie that was not up to par, I am willing to take that chance to see if my faith in the producers is worth it. I am willing to pay for that chance. I have already donated $150 and plan on doing more when I get paid next. I want to see what they do. I want to see Adrian! Don’t you guys?

I know many of you lost faith after the last one and have left the movie series and moved onto other things, giving it up for a lost cause. But we fans need you to come back and have that faith with me and the other supporters. They wont even try to do better if we can’t show them we want them to.

Donating doesn’t have to be ‘a waste of money either.’ You can pick a pack and get goodies for your money. If the money isn’t raised you shall get a refund and it will be like the whole thing never happened.

But we want it to, so give it ago. If enough people just donate $5 each we can reach our goal. So give it a chance to be better.

To contribute or check out the project just click here. Share this post or create your own so that others may do the same.

 

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Top Ten Tuesday – Authors Most Owned

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Authors I Own The Most Of

At first I wanted to leave mangas out of this list, but then I would be scraping the dredges and picking things I actually haven’t read much of, so I chucked the ones I own more than 5 of in here.

1. Matsuri Hino at 22 – I have read 20/22 of these books because 18 of those are my favourite series Vampire Knight. So good, so pretty. I also have some other works by her.

2. David Eddings at 20 – I have read 12/20. I own so much of this author because I read the series the Belgariad series and loved it, so I got some of his other works. I plan on rereading it so I can move onto the sequel series the Mallorean.

3. Ali Yazawa at 17 – The author and artist of the wonderful Nana series. 17/17! I have read the entire series to date but I don’t own them all.

4. Richelle Mead at 9 – I have read 8/9. I have read all of the famous Vampire Academy series and I am making my way through Bloodlines now. Love this world! Adrian is a dream <3

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5. Charlaine Harris at 8 – I have read exactly 1 of her Sookie Stackhouse series and I hated it. I own 8 of them cause my mum got me a box set. I want to read them cause they were a gift, but there are always better things to be reading.

6. Andrew Klavan at 7 – I have read 5/7. I discovered him after reading Hunting Down Amanda and loved it and have started reading some of his other works. I haven’t loved them as much though.

7. Stephanie Meyer at 6 – I have read all the ones I own. I don’t think I need to explain who she is haha I love The Host, its one of my favourites.

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8. Amanda Ashley at 6 – I have read 5/6. I discovered her work after reading A Whisper of Eternity and I have been reading her vampire love stories since.

9. Patricia Cornwell at 6 (I think) – I have read 1 out of maybe 6. I can’t be sure if thats the total number as I know someone was burrowing some of my books by this author but I don’t know if I got them back yet. I don’t really care though. I don’t know how I ended up with so many by her, I have never bought any and none have been given to me. I think people just stick them on my shelf.

10. Lauren Kate at 5 – I have read 4/5. I have read all of the Fallen series except the book Fallen In Love. It sits waiting. While I liked it well enough, they were not great.

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So there we go, share your lists! I would really like to see this weeks results.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Characters on a Deserted Isalnd

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Characters I Would Want With Me On A Deserted Island

1. Katniss from The Hunger Games. Her skills at staying alive in very tough times could really come in handy. She also knows how to get food.

2. Adrian from Vampire Academy. He is funny as hell, and cause he has money up his sleeve he could keep shipping the entertainment in. Also, it would be a great time to cosy on up to him. I haven’t read the part in bloodlines where they get together yet so I am not stealing him from Sydney!

3. Evie from Poison Princess. He powers to control plants could be useful to tame the wilderness, and who knows she could probably build us shelter with it.

4. Sorcha and Red from Daughter of the Forest in a double pack. I cannot split them up for even a moment. Sorcha’s knowledge of herbs and plant life could help some of us from dying. Red can be our protector.

5. Ceriana from The Forgotten War. This is going to be a bi of a spoiler for this book so move on if you don’t want details. Her connection with the dragon would give us the awesomeness of having a dragon handy that wouldn’t kill us unless she told it to.

6. Roland from Fallen. Cause he can get anything for anyone and has name brand parties in the first book.

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7. Magnus from The Immortal Devices. He can also heal, has magic, and is funny. If he knew how to function in the wild he would be the whole package.

8. Griggs from On The Jellicoe Road. Cause I want him oh so bad. Also he is trained soldier so he could keep things in order and know tips for living.

9. Percy Jackson from The Lightning Thief. He can talk tot he things in the sea, so of he can’t get us off the island he at least can convince the creatures of the sea not to eat us.

10. Arriane from Fallen. She is so much fun! She will stop everyone from getting down in the dumps.

So there we are. I could spend all day thinking about this so I should stop. Share your lists!

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Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite Movies/TV Shows

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

My Top Ten Favourite Movies/TV Shows

What? No books? Okay then… It will be nice to see some other stuff I suppose. This make it so much harder though! Too many options! Since I will be here all day if I have to think about EVERY SINGLE OPTION, I am breaking my list in half and listing my top 5 of Anime and Documentary movies/shows.

Anime

1. Princess Mononoke – It was a random find in a video store, and it has held its place as one of my favourite movies ever since then.

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2. Vampire Knight – Random youtube find. You should all know how I feel.

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3. Elfen Lied – Some asked me to sit and watch this with them without telling me anything about it. I was hooked from the first scene.

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4. Ouran High School Host Club – Adorable and so so funny. Very girly.

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5. Nana – Very sad and tragic real life kind of story. So amazing.

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Documentary

1. The Zoo: Melissa Doyle – I have season 1 and 2 and just discovered 3 and 4 while looking for a picture so guess what I am about to buy! LOVED this series.

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2. Nature’s Miracle Babies: Martin Hughes-Games – If you want cute animals go watch this.

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3. The Life of Mammals: David Attenborough – Or pretty much anything by him. His voice narrates my thoughts when I think about animals.

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4. Animal Cops – Not really a doco, more reality but I will chuck it in anyway. The very first version (I dont remember which one it was now) wasmy favourite but I still like them all.

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5. Arctic Tale – Follows the story of two different animal families in the Arctic.

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There you have it. Sorry for the late post I thought I had scheduled this but apparently not!

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From Book To Movie – Divergent

Title: Divergent

Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Romance

Rating: 4.5 Star

Book Series Reviews: 123

Description/Synopsis:

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.

Review – MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

Hmmm. I have some thoughts about this movie. I enjoyed it well enough and I smiled through some parts but there were some points where I just wanted to yell at the screen cause it was all wrong. They are as follows:

  1. Character hight. Tris is supposed to be the shortest person at last in the transfers. So why oh why was she like miles higher than Christina?! Actually lets just say that Christina all up. She was horribly cast. I hate her.
  2. Tris didn’t go colder in personality as the story continued. She seemed to cry at every chance she got. She has a mental breakdown in the lunch room after all attacked her (so not the Tris we know!) and she tries to talk Will out of shooting her instead of just shooting then proceeds to have another breakdown and she totally breaks down when her mum dies, though that one didn’t bother me so much.
  3. Lack of pain. Tris, and a few other people, are suppose to just be made of bruises at some points but they barely ever got a scratch. I was so looking forward to seeing how they made Tris look after she nearly got thrown off that ledge cause that is suppose to put her back in everyones good graces but nope. They didn’t do that, she just had a tiny little scratch. But I suppose they didn’t need to bring her back into their good graces because she never left them!!!! The only person who got angry was Al. I mean really guys, you are trying to describe this world as cut throat yet they are still all lovely dovey at the same time? Doesn’t work.
  4. She barely got shot. I know you think this may fall under number 3 but I think it deserves its own spot. She isn’t really able to use that arm at all in the next book, yet she barely got a scratch from that bullet in this movie. It is also meant to be the reason why Jeanine sends her off to be killed, because she doesn’t think she will live with the amount of blood she loss, but in the movie she says she’s defective or something… which doesn’t even make sense… her being hurt would have no effect on her little mind control things or no one in the book if they got hurt would still be under her control… Stupid. Just so so stupid. You are probably expecting me to complain about about how she didn’t get put into the tub of water to die cause Jeanine made it special for her, which at first I was annoyed about, but when I think about it its ok that they were just going to go shoot her, the moment of salvation still worked.
  5. Key moment changes. Tris is the one to capture the flag, she only had 5 fears instead of 6 though thats not very big, Four isn’t computer savvy for some stupid reason and so at the end they change nearly everything! Jeanine isn’t suppose to help them! It was just so wrong. Molly was nice to Tris, she was never nice to anyone. Peter didn’t stab Edward and thusly I didn’t feel the hatred I was suppose to feel for him. He also wasn’t revealed as one of the guys that tries to kill Tris. He was just annoying the movie. Her mothers death. Though I will accept the way they did it cause it still kind of works, the moment in the book was more heartbreaking. As her mother runs off to distract and sacrifice herself she has a moment of my mother was all selfless and brave. It was beautiful. The way they went with was still touching, but not as much.

So yes, if you ignore all those things that really annoyed me I thought it was a pretty good movie.

There was some moments when she was the Tris I thought she should be. Like when she threw the knife at Jeanine’s hand, that was awesome. Her reactions to people doubting if she would actually shoot them was funny.

I thought Four was pretty well done cast wise. I thought that his fears didn’t seem to bother him as much as they should have, but I till let that slide because in his fear landscapes he was training her on how to do it in a way that Dauntless people would do things. In terms of changes I thought this was a really good one. I always thought that someone should have told her a few things not to do so that she didn’t stick out like a sore thumb so much.

The romance felt a little forced to me but I was satisfied by it none the less. I think the best bit of this relationship was when they were eating lunch. You go Tris, put him in his place.

One thing I didn’t get but can let go of because I think it would have been pretty hard to do was the glass dome thing inside of the Dauntless headquarters. I would have loved to see that, but I get why they left it out. I completely loved how they showed the zip-line thing though. It went of for ages and looked so much better on screen than it did in my head. I was there flying with her in the movie, it was totally awesome! The cracks she went through in buildings and the extra things they threw in was awesome. I loved the way that all the factions were introduced, I loved the Dauntless, they looked awesome!! I would want to join them too. I was so sad that they left out the bit where Christina is scared of moths, that was an awesome scene.

The fear landscapes were done and awesomely introduced. I loved the one with the dog scene the most. When she leapt at that dog was awesome. The birds were scary, I was like NO NOT THE EYES! the entire time she was dealing with them. I have always loved when she shatters the glass tank. They pulled that scene off perfectly.

Though Eric and Peter were not the ones I was used to, I still hated them. Even though, that moment when Tris is running after the train to play in the war games even though Eric said she was out, and then she gets on and kind of tells him off a bit and you kind of see a bit of respect go into his eyes and he lets her stay. I am really interested to see if that moment kind of changes anything later on. (I was so happy when I saw her running for that train. Awesome, awesome scene.)

One other bit that actually annoyed me was that Tris didn’t seem to hate contact the way she is suppose to, so Four was like a rapist in her fear landscape. Not good!

The soundtrack was really well done.

If you haven’t seen the movie yet don’t read the next bit it might be really distracting.

Some funny thing that I was kind of giggling about the entire time thanks to TheBookTuber, Jeanine’s actor is preggers while filming so the entire time, she has like folders or laptop bags in her hand always moving them to try and hide it hahaha. I really hope you have seen the movie before you read this, because you can’t unsee it.

So yes, I did actually love this movie despite all my book loving complaints. It was good. People who read the book should at least give it ago, but if you nit pick too much you might not like it. I’m interested in seeing how they do the next one, cause all the books are very different from each other.

Till Next Time…