Review by Nate
At first blush “The Giver” seems like it could be just another science fiction/future-dystopian/Jennifer Lawrence vehicle. As a matter of fact, Jeff Bridges recently commented on how long it took to greenlight the movie, which raises the question of whether it would have been made at all if not for the success of “The Hunger Games”. Continue Reading
Review by Logan, originally posted on ChristianEntertainmentReviews.com
It appears we have a fad of teenage dystopias on our hands. Without the Hunger Games trilogy being through our system yet, we have another that has reared its ugly head: Divergent.
To be clear, I don’t mean ugly in the sense that it’s a bad movie, or even that it’s bad for our culture. I mean ugly because it’s an ugly world. A society built on strict sectarian ideas. There are five factions, built around the virtues of honesty, courage, selflessness, love, and wisdom (named Candor, Dauntless, Abnegation, Amity, and Erudite respectively). That seems good—except for the whole part where it’s aimed at driving division. Continue Reading
Review by Logan
“Where are you going?”
The plethora of dystopian and post-apocalyptic literature and movies makes it difficult to find a new and fresh look on the oversaturated sub-genre. As “The Book of Eli” opens, nothing seems very new. The gray sky, stone rubble, and the unspoken law that one may only dress in tans and blacks are not new to the Hughes Brothers’ picture. What is new is the subject of the plot – a book. Continue Reading