The Divergent film series sure seemed a lock to fill the Hunger Games void. But after the third entry, Allegiant, opened to a chorus of shrugs, plans for the fourth and final film, Ascendant, have apparently changed. Instead of a traditional big-screen release, Ascendant will beam straight to TV, with a spin-off…
Last week brought us Allegiant, the latest in the seemingly never-ending Divergent movies. And while the books are entertaining enough, the movies just don’t grab our attention. But when it comes to recent adaptations of Young Adult novels that have disappointed us, Divergent is hardly alone.
Divergent and its sequels don’t make a whole lot of sense—but what they do have is a blend of wish-fulfillment, anarchic WTFery and actual social commentary that amounts to the Platonic ideal of “dystopia as cotton candy.” You will be in a sugar coma at the end of this film, but the sacrifice of your brain may not be…
The final Divergent movie will be directed by Lee Toland Krieger (Age of Adaline). Krieger replaces Robert Schwentke, who directed—yawn—sorry, it’s just Divergent is so boring. Anyway, Schwentke directed the last two... ZZZZZZZZZZZZ [The Hollywood Reporter]
After directing The Divergent Series: Insurgent and The Divergent Series: Allegiant, Robert Schwentke is leaving before completing the final film, Divergent: Ascendant. So the position of Divergent director is open.
Much like Harry Potter, Twilight and Hunger Games before it, The Divergent Series is splitting the final book, Allegiant, into two parts. The first part hits theaters in March and its first posters are here.
The first trailer for The Divergent Series: Allegiant is here and, even if you haven’t seen the first two films, you’re probably going to want to check it out. It’s chock full of gorgeous looking sci-fi weapons, vehicles, environments and a whole new story for the franchise.
The second entry in a dystopian series is always a challenge. The first installment usually has a simple hook—we fight in the arena, we deal with being the only person who has complex emotions, etc. And now, in the second outing... there’s more of the same. Or possibly, a whole lot more mythos. Either way, it’s not…
Tris Prior is a complicated person in a crazy world. And this teaser trailer for Allegiant, the third movie in the Divergent series, shows you just how nutty it gets.
Is the third Divergent movie actually a child snuff film? No, but not, apparently, for lack of trying.
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Our new favorite hashtag is #VeryRealisticYA, which in addition to pointing out all that is ridiculous about the red-hot but not always relatable YA genre, happens to be gut-bustingly hilarious. (Even better: it was created by an actual teen writer!) Here are some of our favorites.
There was always something ugly at the heart of the wish-fulfillment in the Divergent series — everybody except me is one dimensional, because I'm special! But where the first movie managed to turn this into a weirdly sweet adventure about trying fit in, the sequel just goes full-on narcissistic. And dreary.
House of Stairs by William Sleator is an intense, dark story, and it would make a fantastic movie. So it's fantastic news that a House of Stairs movie is in the pipeline, with a goal of starting production in September or October. We talked to a producer and got the inside scoop on the film.
This was a tough year for movies and television — we had the weakest box office summer in years, and TV ratings were anemic. Tons of huge, vaunted projects stumbled, and some underdogs thrived. Here are the top 10 lessons we hope the entertainment industry has learned this year.
The sequel to Divergent, Insurgent, finally has a trailer that makes some sort of sense. The last trailer was bizarre, to say the least, but this time it looks like we have actual non-dream-sequence footage. So hey!
"Written entirely from the comment section of a Hunger Games trailer." Behold Saturday Night Live's Group Hopper movie. Stuffed full of arbitrary rules and terrible names for every hero and villain, this may be our favorite YA movie ever.
Today's genre books are full of future dystopias, which only have one weakness: teenagers. And everybody knows that most dystopias are kind of contrived. But here are 10 lessons from real-life rebellions against repressive regimes, that we wish the creators of fictional dystopias would pay attention to.
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