I really wanted to do this post as I am very passionate about this comparison. I feel like this is the first time I have had these feelings towards a movie, and I'll explain why:
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Insurgent by: Veronica Roth
Published: May 1, 2012 by: HarperCollins
When I first read Insurgent, I found it to be a bit slow and confusing. It was my least favourite of the trilogy. However, the characters came back stronger than ever, and I really enjoyed the developments in Tris and Four's relationship. Even my favourite character, Uriah, was introduced in this book.
Insurgent directed by: Robert Schwentke
Premiered: March 20, 2015
Length: 2 hours
Rating: 5/5 stars
Now, you'll hear my feelings: this was the first movie I've ever seen that was better than the book. The characters completely blew me away. I've always said that Theo James is exactly how I imagined Four to be, and he did not disappoint. Even Shailene Woodley captured Tris perfectly. They even got Uriah spot on! The plot was thoroughly entertaining, and unique.
Now, there were not many similarities between the book and movie which has sparked a lot of debate. The character development, I think, was displayed brilliantly. Tris was her usual brave self, Four was his usual amazing self and Peter was his usual cocky self. The settings were also amazing, and I loved how they captured the Amity headquarters especially. The movie had some wittiness to it that I also loved, and provided great comic relief.
There were a lot of added things to the plot. For example, the box that controlled all of the simulations, and that Tris was required to open. We get to see more in-depth of Tris' nightmares, which even causes her to see a dead Will in her dreams. Like in every movie, details were exaggerated to make things more interesting, but I honestly think it worked.
Overall, even though the movie was not the like the book, everything was executed perfectly. The box was a great addition to the plot, and the writers definitely took a risk, that I think payed off. Even if you like movies to stay true to books, I would still give it a try as it was a great all-around movie.
Have you seen Insurgent? What did you think?
Emily @ Paperback Princess