Divergent – The Movie

in The Midnight Cup of Coffee

9Feb
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Soon to come

 
divergentI might be living in a soap bubble (or a dark cave or something) as I don’t seem to keep up with all that’s happening in the book world.
And I would gladly hear you say that you feel the same, otherwise I might be the only person in the world that didn’t know about Veronica Roth’s best-selling book being turned into a movie.

Well that’s not entirely true..
I heard some rumours about the movie, but I was a bit surprised to see it progressing that much and so quickly – they start filming this spring and we might get to see it on the big screens sometime next year – finally someone is rushing to bring to life a story for the fans!

It makes me so happy to see that, as my patiences is usually running pretty low – I still don’t know a thing about “Legend“, though I’ve heard rumours about a movie being made even months before the book (written by Marie Lu) became available; as for “The Host” only God knows how I’ve been waiting for it (for years!). Not to mention some other movies that will come out this year and I simply can’t wait for! Noticed all the exclamation marks? They are here for a reason!

7535955_f520Anyways, Shailene Woodley will (most probably) play our beloved Tris. If you don’t much about her don’t feel bad, I am in the same boat as you, but I do know that she played Aimee’s role in “The Spectacular Now“, a movie adaptation for the book with the same name written by Tim Tharp (book that I’ll be reviewing soon on the blog). The good thing is that if she’s a good actress I might love these movies *fingers crossed* as I definitely want to see them both.

For the first time I really don’t have an image of the character in my mind, so I can’t say if she fits or not the role. In this picture she is a bit soft, but I’ve seen other images of Shailene and her features are sharp, her body strong-looking… so she might make a great Tris.

Now, I don’t know what to say about the actor playing Four.
Seen some names prefered by fans (like Alex Pettyfer, Lucas Till or Alexander Ludwig) but I am not really into any of them. To be honest, these guys are kind of overrated and I would like someone unknown, someone new, and someone tough-looking but still with a soft side that he could show at times.
I think that those guys are just a bit too soft and they go better with romantic stories, but not so much with the complex character that Tobias (aka Four) is in Divergent. Most importantly, I would prefer a good actor over the exterior aspect (of course, I am a girl and I love great-looking actors, but if the acting is bad there is no amount of beauty in this world that could make up for it).

Divergent fans know this line very well: “One choice can transform you”… and it’s true, the choice they make in choosing the best actors can transform this into a great movie or an ‘oh-not-again!‘ one. So, please dear producers, take your time and make the right choice!

ABOUT THE BOOK:

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are–and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

If you didn’t read the book, I think it might be good to give it a try before the movie comes out. It is full of action and if you like dystopian stories you might enjoy it, a lot. Also, you know that books are better than movies anyways, so hurry up, don’t let the movie and casting restrict your rich imagination.

Happy reading my dears!
(I have less and less time for reading, but I hope to change this sometime soon)

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