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.
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.
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.
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.
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.