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How The "Divergent" Series Became Such A Trainwreck

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The investigative journalists at Buzzfeed did a thorough investigation of why the "Divergent" movies bombed so hard. The reasons include:

-The original YA books read like they were written by a college creative writing student who was influenced by Christianity and Harry Potter... and they were.

-The plot is a thinly veiled Harry Potter ripoff with "factions" instead of Hogwarts houses.

-The movies debuted during YA adaptation burnout. The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, The Fault In Our Stars, The Mortal Bones, and Beautiful Creatures all debuted around the same time.

-They tried to split the 3rd movie into 4 parts.

-The first part of the last movie made only $178 million worldwide on a $110 million budget.

I'm including the Honest Trailer bc it's so damn accurate.



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Tags: ansel elgort, books / authors, film - science fiction, miles teller, shailene woodley
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