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Divergent (2014): “If you don’t fit into a category, they can’t control you.”

It’s yet another young adult fiction dystopian future fantasy turned into a film series! Divergent (2014, dir. Neil Burger) is based on the popular trilogy of novels by Veronica Roth, and stars Shailene Woodley as Tris, a special young woman with hidden abilities. Its synopsis is as follows: In a world divided by factions based […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

Are you ready for another film series based on young adult fiction novels? Luckily, as opposed to certain other ‘sagas’ (cough… Twilight),┬áThe Hunger Games books by Suzanne Collins are actually good, and tackle fairly complex ideas and political issues. The first film, released last year, was stressful but enjoyable. I saw the second film, The […]