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23 November 2013 @ 06:58 pm
Hunger Games and Divergent  
Just got home from Catching Fire. My reaction:

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I want to see it again. Suffice to say, it's convinced me to actually read the books. Some time. When I have time.

But, there was also a preview for a movie called Divergent that looks similar a bit - girl begins revolution theme - but still interesting. Anyone read it? It seems to have gotten movie rights fast as apparently the third book just came out last month (or was supposed to) but the first (only?) movie comes out in March. Is it any good? Also, anyone know anything about the author? Basically, is this another Cassandra Clare-type book, is what I'm asking.

Final thought, that I had when watching the Divergent trailer and knowing the theme of Catching Fire...we keep having all these movies about people beginning revolutions, overthrowing the government. Yet, in RL, Occupy Wall Street went nowhere. Could we propose that these movies satisfy our need for rebellion, fulfill our questioning? Do we look at these movies and recognize only the differences (i.e. legalized partitioning, scientific tests to sort people) and not recognize the similarities(extreme wealth disparity, materialism and entertainment to keep people too occupied)? Are we too comfortable in our own lives?
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bookwyrm95bookwyrm95 on November 25th, 2013 06:41 am (UTC)
The last book in the Divergent trilogy just came out last month. I really enjoyed it and of course it was a different dystopia from Hunger Games. Basically at the age of 16, everyone takes a test to determine what faction they are best suited for and it is bad to be "divergent" or someone who can be in multiple factions.

Edited at 2013-11-25 06:41 am (UTC)