Gabbing Geek Box Office Report: Even A Low Rotten Tomatoes Score Doesn’t Mean People Won’t See Divergent

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Look, ticket buyers, we get you.

We know you don’t listen to critics.  Or us.  Both Ryan and myself counseled against seeing the new Divergent movie.  But a lot of you did anyway.  Rotten Tomatoes ranked it at 10% fresh.  And still a bunch of you went.

How many?  And who has got the report this week?  Check after the cut.

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Tom Recommends: Harry Potter (The Books)

Gabbing Geek Tom Recommends v2I’ve been a little hard lately on some prominent YA franchises.  I gave the last Hunger Games movie a so-so review, and really haven’t had a kind word to say about Divergent at all.  Heck, I’d never even heard of supposed best-seller The 5th Wave until that silly-looking trailer came out.

But I actually do like some YA books and movies, so long as they are actually, you know, good.  That’s one of the big strengths of the 800 pound gorilla in the library, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.

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Trailer Time: Divergent: Allegiant

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Look, two of us here at Gabbing Geek have given reasons why you shouldn’t go see the third Divergent movie.

But sometimes the best lesson is to learn the hard way.  New trailer for the movie after the cut.

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Another Geek Tip: Just Don’t Bother With Divergent. At All.

She doesn't look confused enough to my way of thinking in this picture.
She doesn’t look confused enough to my way of thinking in this picture.

Earlier today, Ryan suggested not seeing the movie version of the third Divergent book.

You know what?  I’m going to take it one step further and say not to bother with the entire Divergent series.  Reasons why and maybe some SPOILERS after the cut.

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Geek Tip: Don’t Go See Allegiant

No one can save you from the final movie except yourself.  Rise above!
No one can save you from the final movie except yourself. Rise above!

I’m here to save you.  Yesterday, Tom posted a first look at the Allegiant trailer.  He didn’t know, so we can’t blame him.  But Allegiant wasn’t just a bad book, it was so bad it ruined the previous two books.  And there’s no way the movie can be any different.  I won’t spoil it for you, because even I’m not that evil, but if you saw either/both of the first two Divergent movies, please jump after the break to read why you should absolutely, unequivocally avoid the third movie.

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Trailer Time: Divergent: Allegiant

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YA books-into-movies are all the rage these days.  So, it comes as little surprise to oh, anybody, that a new movie in the Divergent series is coming soon.  Allegiant, which is not about a large man with hay fever, will be out sometime in 2016.

That’s about all I personally know about this one.  I read the first novel and was thoroughly unimpressed.  That society made absolutely no sense to me.  Jenny seemed to like this one.  Ask Jenny for more information.   In the meantime, there’s a trailer for the new Divergent after the cut.

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Gabbing Geek Box Office Report- A Furious Attack on the Box Office!

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We all expected the 7th installment of the Fast and Furiousverse to be big.  Not sure ANY of us expected this big.
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Gabbing Geek Box Office Report- Home Is Where The Cash Is!

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We’re getting closer to big movie season and after a slow February, March is starting shake off the frost and produce some nice hits.
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Gabbing Geek Box Office Report- Shaylene’s Movie Makes Way More Than Easy A!

Definitely a SUPPORTING actress.
Definitely a SUPPORTING actress…

It may not have built on the first installment, but the Shaylene Woodley entry still exceeds anything Emma Stone could do by herself!
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What If Humans Disappeared?

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A zombie apocalypse is right around the corner if you believe anything the Walking Dead has to say. And with the rise of post-apocalyptic storytelling in Young Adult literature (Hunger Games, Divergent, Matched, etc.), it’s hard not to think about what would happen if a major catastrophe hit our little blue planet. Our friends over at ASAP Science took the idea one step further. They asked the question: What if all the humans disappeared? See what they have to say after the break.

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