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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Books vs. Movies: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

It seems like nowadays that all of our favorite books are being turned into movies. This meme is about the failures and winners of the silver screen in comparison to their books.

Winner: Insurgent is my favorite book of the trilogy. We get more Fourtris (even though they are a bit dysfunctional) and the plot is filled with action and suspense. There was just a lot happening in this book and I pretty much loved it all. Plus there were a lot of interesting twists. That made me constantly go, "WHAT?!?!"

Loser: If I had never read the book, I'd be fine with the movie. It just lacks the feelings I got from reading the book. They made a lot of plot changes in the movie that I actually liked. They made Tris and Four less dysfunctional and they actually seemed to trust each other. Plus, Miles Teller is a hilarious Peter. He makes the character likable. All the changes in this movie does give me some hope about the Allegiant movies. 

Now here's where the movie loses points:

Like I mentioned in my other Books vs. Movies post on Divergent, I can't watch Shailene and Theo act as a couple. They have zero chemistry and even though Theo looks younger in this movie Shailene also looks younger. So for me, it was like watching a grown man with a preteen. 

Even though Uriah made an appearance in this movie but that's all it was, an appearance. He has a couple scenes and doesn't say much which (in my opinion) is a bit of an insult to his book character. Although I will say that the movie didn't actually need him. 

They completely cut out Tris high on happy serum! I was waiting for this scene the entire movie and I was extremely disappointed that they left out this gem. 

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