Monday, August 25, 2014

Movie Monday 8/25

Trying to get back into more of a regular blogging/writing routine again, as summer winds down. I love fall!

And we actually watched a movie this past week. With our college son moved into his new apartment and our teen son out with friends (he got his license this summer and his own car, so we've barely seen him), my husband and I watched Divergent Friday night. We both read the book and enjoyed it, so we have been eager to see the movie but missed it in the theater (as usual).

The movie adaptation stuck very close to the book, which we both liked. The casting was excellent, and it was fun to see the book brought to life. For those who haven't read the trilogy, it is a dystopian YA novel about a future society where peace is maintained by dividing its people into 5 different factions, each with its own characteristics and role in society. The story takes place in and around what used to be Chicago. Just like the book, the movie is action-packed (and sometimes a bit violent) and suspenseful but also has some romance. The main character, Triss (played by Shailene Woodley who also starred in the YA movie-based-on-a-novel The Fault in Our Stars this year), is turning 16 and must choose whether to stay in the faction she has grown up in, Abnegation, or switch to a different faction in the Choosing Ceremony. Overall, we both thoroughly enjoyed the movie and are looking forward to the adaptations of the next two books, Insurgent and Allegiant.

Have you seen any good movies lately?

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