Divergent… The Movie!

It contains spoilers for the book & movie (of course)!

So, I went to see Divergent two days before its official release here in Portugal because a cousin of mine had tickets. She couldn’t go because her children got sick (I hope they are feeling a lot better now) so she gave me her tickets. You have no idea how grateful I am to her!!

My sister came with me because I said something she couldn’t refuse: KATE WINSLET. We are both fans of this amazing actress but I think that what really made her come with me was the fact that Kate Winslet was playing the villain. 

Anyway… moving on!

When I saw the movie the first time, I enjoyed it but felt that something was missing, that something wasn’t quite right. Maybe it was because I didn’t remembered the book that much – some details were forgotten or were blurry (I read the book two years ago!) – or maybe it was that I was truly expecting a different movie. But I didn’t dismissed it straight away, oh no: I enjoyed the movie very much.

Still, I wanted to see it a second time so I could gather my thoughts.

And that happened last Thursday when I went to see it again with Carla. We were so excited to watch it – her for the first time and me for the second. And, let me tell you that I truly wasn’t expecting Carla’s reaction when Four appeared! But, then again, it’s Four… we are free to swoon!!!

And this time I loved every single minute/second of the movie. I didn’t felt like something was missing anymore (well… I still want the drunk Four and Tris explaining her tattoos!) and every details they’ve changed or added made sense. 

However, there were a few scenes I was slightly upset with:

* When Mama Prior visits Tris after the first stage of initiation. I prefer the book version when Tris’s finds out that her mother was Dauntless (*cough cough*) during the Visiting Day. 
* Mama and Papa Prior’s deaths. I felt that it didn’t had that much impact, especially Papa Prior’s – it was way too fast!
* And the same goes for Will’s. 
* I wanted a bit more of Peter even though I kind of hate him. I missed the butter knife scene where Peter literally takes Edward’s eye off with it. I think it would show the competitive side of Peter that is so strong in the book.
* Uriah!! Okay, I know he isn’t that big in the first book and all but I missed him!!!
* Tori! I’m sorry Maggie Q but I think movie-Tori was a bit cold and rigid and, for what I can remember, she isn’t like that with Tris.

And now a few scenes I loved in the movie:

* Zip-line!! I think this was my favourite scene in the whole movie.

* The “Tris is out of the initiation because she got a beating from Peter and is under the line” new scene they added before the Ferris Wheel (*swooning*) and the Capture the Flag. Seriously, it just showed how determined and brave she is… I ain’t even mad that that scene doesn’t even exist in the book!
* Four’s fear landscape. Though I missed the claustrophobic speech Tris’s has in order to help Four go through with it, his fear about his father was really good!
* The whole Dauntless craziness!! They’re crazy but they are so cool!!!

The cast was amazing (I even liked Zoë Kravitz as Christina though she was the only cast member I wasn’t happy about). But of course the cast would be great… I mean, have you seen the cast?!

Oh, and I spotted Veronica Roth in the movie… it was so cool seeing her cameo!!

So, overall I think Divergent managed to be faithful enough to the book. They sure changed a lot of things but they didn’t changed the main plot as they normally do. What they’ve changed was necessary to transport the book to the big-screen without too many damages.

Because, let’s face it, there are books-to-movies where they have too much liberty and they end up changing the whole story. But in Divergent they didn’t do that… 

If you haven’t seen it yet, go watch it!! As a fan of the saga, I can highly recommend it to you!

If you haven’t read the books yet, you have no idea what you’re missing and just watching the movie won’t be enough!

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Movie Review: Catching Fire

Nope, this won’t be a review… this will be a pos-movie reaction using the one and only Jennifer Lawrence!

  • My initial reaction as soon as the movie started:

  • My reaction when Peeta and Katniss are on District 11 (for those who saw the movie/read the book, you’ll know what I’m talking about):

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  • My reaction to Finnick:

  • My reaction to the Arena:

  • My final reaction:

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Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters {Teaser Trailer}

VA Movie News

HOLY GUACAMOLE!!!!

IT’S HERE!!! IT’S FINALLY HERE….

You know what?! I’m just going to leave it here ’cause I’m still swooning:

Other VA related posts:

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Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters (First Three Stills)

VA Movie News

Today three stills of the upcoming Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters movie were released… but the news are not over yet.

Apparently there’s a trailer coming out today as well though I have no idea when. I just have to keep an eye out on the Internet and as soon as the trailer is out, I’ll share you you.

But, in the meantime, let’s swoon over these amazing stills…

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DIMITRI!!!!!

Other Vampire Academy related posts:

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Vampire Academy Poster

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To see the motion poster, click here.

Excuse me, but how cool is the Vampire Academy emblem?! Though the poster is quite simple, the bloody emblem looks absolutely hardcore! 

I approve it! Now… bring me the movie!!!!

PS: it seems like the only thing I’m currently posting is movie posters and trailers!
Well, I’m sorry about it but, as you probably know, Comic-Con released several awesome things concerning movies/series I’m looking forward to and since I love you all, I’ve decided to share (though some are not book related – *cough* X-Men *cough* – the majority of them are).

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More Divergent Photos

Divergent Movie News

I should get a banner to all Divergent-movie-related-posts *sighs*

I’ve been wanting to post all the new pictures before but whenever I sat down and began the rough draft of the post, something new and exciting would happen and I would postpone this. 

But not today!

With the release of the first pic of Jeanine Matthews, the official wrap-up of the movie and Comic-Con, I’ve decided to finally post this and show you all the amazing development that has been happening in my fandom.

But before showing you the awesome pics, I want to apologise to my followers who are not Initiates (meaning, are not Divergent fans) or because they didn’t liked the book or because they haven’t read it. I know I’m always posting things concerning the upcoming movie adaptation but I have to admit being pretty but pretty excited for it 🙂

Now, let’s see the amazing pictures:

Four and Tris_2 Four and Tris_3 Four and Tris_4 Tris_4 Four DIVERGENT Tris_2 DIVERGENT DIVERGENT Christina and Tris 1013151_352870484842771_1364757325_nMister, don’t look at me that way!!!

Hopefully I’ll be back to Divergent with a teaser trailer and some more pictures. Since the cast will be at Comic-Con tomorrow (SAY WHAT?! :O) we might get some new footage of the movie. 

Just keep an eye out here ’cause I’ll post it all 😉

Here are all the Divergent movie adaptation posts from the blog:

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Catching Fire – Quarter Quell Character Posters

So, today whilst I was having a good time on Facebook, I came across these AWESOME Quarter Quell character posters for the upcoming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

You can click on the posters to see them bigger.

District 12: Katniss & Peeta
Katniss Peeta

District 7: Johanna
Johanna

District 4: Finnick & Mags
Finnick Mags

District 3: Beetee & Wiress
Beetee Wiress

District 2: Brutus & Enobaria
Brutus Enobaria

District 1: Cashmere & Gloss
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Oh God!!

These posters just made me want to watch the movie right now! 

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Divergent on Entertainment Tonight

Divergent will be on Entertainment Tonight guess when….?!?!?! 

TONIGHT!!!!

According to Divergent Faction, there will be behind the scenes and some cast interviews.

CAST INTERVIEWS?!?!!?

And guess who’s not going to watch it because she’s not from American and doesn’t have that channel?!?!?!

ME!!!!

All I can do now is pray that it’ll be on YouTube tomorrow. I really hope that someone will be kind enough to remember the other fans around the world that won’t be able to watch the program tonight.

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The Day The Divergent Fandom Had a Massive Stroke

Meaning…

… the day Entertainment Weekly decided to release new pictures of the movie, plus a behind the scenes of the photoshoot…

Edit:

Here are the photos of the magazine in high quality (courtesy Page to Premiere):

O H – M Y – G O D…

… that’s Eric!!!!

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The Mortal Instrument: City of Bones [New Character Posters]

The new (though late on the blog) character posters for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. 

Let me introduce you to Magnus Bane…

Magnus

Alec Lightwood:

Alec

And Isabelle Lightwood (yes, they’re siblings):

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PS: still waiting for a poster of Luke and Jocelyn (and maybe Hodge, Madame Dorothea and, perhaps, the Silent Brothers).

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