No, this is not about myself. This is about the things I like. I blog and mostly reblog a wide variety of stuff. And I lump them as the following:
person: see we're so cute together we finish each other's s-
me: hingeki no kyojin
and decided to speak out my thoughts on the top things which most comments were all about.
Read the warning before you continue reading.
DONT FUCKING READ THIS IF YOU HAVEN’T READ ALL BOOKS OF DIVERGENT AND HUNGER GAMES.
So dont come telling me to shut up with the spoilers and start crying and cursing like a snotty little shit.
First, Four got the wrong eye color. Well Peeta is supposed to be blue eyed and taller than the actor and Edward Cullen is supposed to look way better than that. I agree that the main concern of casting directors should be the acting skills. But it wouldn’t hurt to be just a little bit concerned about the actors also getting the “by-the-book” look. As an example, if they would have been even a bit concerned with body builds, Hunger Games won’t have that awkward part where a small and slim knife-throwing girl pins down a taller and more built archer girl. Here, the “looks” somehow got in the way of the plot. We know Jennifer could have easily thrown off The Orphan. So ok, they’ll say finding the actor who has both the amazing skills and the right looks isn’t that easy and common. Well, Rurouni Kenshin’s casting director(s) made it look easy. If you have seen the anime and the live action movie, I think you would agree with me that its 2D characters came to life, in the flesh.
Second, Four and his glorious hotness. Appreciating aesthetic beauty is good. But dont you think you could have had a more profound main concern, considering this is a movie depicting some profound ideas?
Third, Divergent is a Hunger Games rip off, etc. If you say Divergent is like Hunger Games, you are either of two - someone who has never read both series or someone who has poor perceptive skills a.k.a stupid. I agree that there are only two similarities between Hunger Games and Divergent - a female main character and a dystopia. I just finished reading the third book, Allegiant, and I don’t see Hunger Games on any part of Roth’s pages. With that being said, I don’t see either why some conclude that if you like Hunger Games, you’d like Divergent too. After finishing the first book, I was ready to sell it off and bid good riddance to the entire Divergent trilogy, boxed set and all. One reason is that the Divergent Trilogy’s characters don’t have that pull. I felt really bad when Finnick died (I was wishing no one would die in the sewers at all, but oh well) while I moved on fast with Al and Will’s deaths, as if I were watching the 7 o’clock news. I didn’t get that emotionally attached with their lives to an extent which it matters to me what happens to them next. Another thing would be the twists. I didn’t get that nagging feeling of continuing on, page after page, with Divergent trilogy, as I did with the Hunger Games trilogy. My jaw dropped multiple times (literally, ohmygod) with Catching Fire and Mockingjay, like woah, the victors are going to be tributes again, I didnt see that shit coming at all. With Divergent? None of the twists got any reaction out of me. Well maybe except for a raised brow in one, or two occassions, but none of the twists really got stuck in my memory. The “inside the fence” twist isn’t even new to me because that concept is present in an anime I’ve recently seen, Attack on Titan. Oh but the writing style is similar? Sheesh, do you really know how to read, understand and think about what you’ve read? Yeah right, they’re both in first person POV but that’s all there is about writing style similarities. I’d say the POV style reminded me more of Bella’s than Katniss’. Yeah, this is getting harsher by the minute to Divergent and you are probably bashing me right now. Well, if you take Divergent and critique it, as itself, I give it 4 out of 5 stars for ingenuity and the deep stuff aka idealism. But if you take Divergent AND Hunger Games, Roth’s writing prowess pales in comparison to Collins’. The gap is huge, my friend, and the main reasons would be those mentioned earlier.
Lastly, if you say Divergent is better than Hunger Games, there is only one reason you’d say that - you like the cheeeeeesyness in Divergent (and you’re probably not admitting it). Well, if you prefer the Twilight-level of cheesyness in a HG-ish setting (with a different breed of Edward Cullen as the homme fatale), fine. But I’m the type of reader who judges books’ worth based on the impact they’ve had on my realizations and opinions in life, and how deep the story made me dig inside my head. Besides, in my opinion, Hunger Games is cheesier than Divergent, simply because the main couple get to have kids and be a family in the end, together happily ever after.
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