Hate the book/Love the Movie
This has never happened to me before. I mean, has it ever happened to you?!
That was an inside joke with my aunt, but the question still stands. Have you ever hated a book but loved the movie adaptation? I have a feeling this is exactly what’s going to happen with Divergent. Maybe hate is too strong a word. How about strongly dislike?
I read the book. I reread the book. My opinion on this book did not change. I was almost bored. I loved the premise behind the story, the characters and their interaction. I’m a huge fan of post-apocalyptic worlds. This book just moved sooooo slowly. I felt that everything was almost explained instantly, or not explained at all, and then you were suddenly reminded that there were characters and a story playing out. It was frustrating. To me, there was potential that simply was not met.
I read this book because it was recommended to me. I’m only one person, though. The two other people who read this book and the second one (which they told me was slower than the first, so I decided to not torture myself) LOVED this book. I am so not about that life. They tried to convince me. Which is the reason I reread it. It didn’t work.
I finished the book. I liked Tris and Four. I did like the different factions. I just wish that I wanted to finish the book. I wish it didn’t feel like a chore…But it did. Then I heard that the movie based on the book was coming out, and I shook my head. Beautiful Creatures, to me, was a good story, although it too had it’s slow moments. The movie just didn’t do quite so well.
However, that movie also didn’t have sexy as sin Theo James playing a lead character. I happen to also be a fan of Shailene Woodley, who plays Tris. Major points for the movie version! Maybe my initial reaction was a little premature. I checked out the trailer. Yes to it all! I can see that despite my intense
loathing dislike for the book’s relentlessly slow pace, the movie version will be sharp and quick. Great fight scenes, and shirtless Theo James (can we talk about how absolutely gorgeous his lips are?).
I’m actually looking forward to seeing the movie. Hopefully, it doesn’t disappoint. Have you read the Divergent books? Are you looking forward to the movie? Here’s the trailer, just in case I’ve piqued your interest.