Episode 61: Divergent + Insurgent

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Today’s episode is a double whammy, people. A few episodes ago I played Ellie Goulding’s “Beating Heart” and talked briefly about the movie adaptation of Veronica Roth’s Divergent series.

I like these movies, I really do.

I haven’t read the books, honestly, because I tend to stay away from dystopian stories, especially when there’s a heavy romance element. And just to prove how Bourgeois I can be, I also tend to stay away from popular stuff like the Hunger Games movies.

But Divergent has, among other things, one awesome redeeming characteristic that makes it worthwhile: Tris.

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For those of you who haven’t read the books or watched the movies, Tris is the main character of this story and unlike other characters she starts out being quiet . . . boring.

Well, not in the “I wanna kill myself” boring. More of a “This is a normal person” type boring. In the first movie, only halfway throughout the story does she actually become a typical “heroine” and it was really refreshing to see a female lead protagonist that was NOT a sex symbol or overly sexualised just to sell more tickets.

Seriously, as far as movie adaptations go, Divergent takes the cake this year (or last year – whichever year the original release date was).

 

So you can imagine my looking forward to watching Insurgent, the sequel. As I state on the podcast, I liked this movie, but I did not LOVE it. (unlike Divergent)

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Yeah, Tris goes through some very human emotions, like depression and rage, but then in the last thirty minutes of the movie, she becomes Neo from the Matrix and dominates in a way that was just plain stupid. She goes from simple, moderate hero, who is definitely human, to this kick-ass super woman with no explanation what so ever.

But on the whole, I liked both movies, and yes, I am going to watch the third one when it comes out, and YES I am gonna rave about it on the show.

 

By the way, if you want the name of the anime theme song I play in the beginning of the show it’s called “Brave Shine” by Aimer and it’s the opening theme song to season 2 of Fate/Unlimited Blade Works.

I have that movie queued up – and yes, that’s gonna be one geeky show when I finally get to it.

But until then,  you can enjoy my rants and raving about Divergent and Insurgent.

Enjoy:

 

 

 

 

Music: Pink Steampunk Girl

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See you guys next week . . . maybe,

Ryan

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