Movie Adaptation Review

The Divergent Series: Allegiant


Allegiant is based on the Divergent series of books by Veronica Roth. It is the sequel to Divergent (2014) and Insurgent (2015) and it will precede Ascendant in 2017.

After the revelation in Insurgent that post-apocalyptic Chicago was walled off as an experiment by those on the outside world, the remaining factions descend into chaos. The remaining members of the Erudite faction are put on mock trials and executed, and Tris’ brother Caleb is scheduled to be judged next.

Frustrated that his mother Evelyn has now taken over as dictator, Four begins to plot a way to get over the city walls with Tris and find out who, or what, lies on the other side. However, Tris decides to break Caleb free first. Her action puts all of the remaining factions hot on their trail as they race for the wall. Tori, Peter, and Christina join their group along the way.

As they make it to the other side, they find a wasteland destroyed by war. But in their search, they run across the people that built the Chicago experiment in the first place and their technology is centuries more advanced than they ever suspected. Tris learns that she’s the key to all of their efforts, but at what cost to mankind?


For me its a good movie but a terrible movie adaptation. Divergent was a good start then Insurgent was a bit off the book but Allegiant is way more off than the last one. They changed a lot of stuff and some of the characters from the book are missing. There are a lot of characters and events in the book that will make the movie a lot more better but they chose to do it differently which made the adaptation more awful. Yes, the effects are kinda good and the actors were great but still it doesn’t change how crappy and predictable the story is. As a big fan of Veronica Roth’s series, I’m disappointed with this adaptation. I wanted the movie to be good as the book but sadly I didn’t do it justice

Well, for those who haven’t read the book but like the first two films, I think you’ll like this but the book is way better. And I still don’t see a need for splitting the last book into two movies. I hope they wont change the ending though.





I watched the movie adaptation of The Choice last night, another Chick Flick movie based on the best-selling novel of Nicholas Sparks with the same title.

Synopsis:  Travis Shaw (Benjamin Walker) is a vet, living in small coastal town Wilmington, who falls in love on his first meeting with Gabby Holland (Teresa Palmer), who has moved in to the house next door. Gabby is a medical student who is in a relationship with a fellow doctor, Ryan McCarthy (Tom Welling). With Ryan overseas, Gabby and Travis spend more time together, starting a relationship. Ryan returns, and is keen to resume his relationship with Gabby. Unsure of her feelings, Gabby tells Travis that their relationship wasn’t necessarily serious, but eventually Gabby and Travis get back together and marry. Over the course of the next few years they have two children and become a happy family.

One evening, after a dinner to which Travis has failed to show due to a work emergency, Gabby drives back home but is involved in an accident with another car. She survives but is now in a coma, which seems permanent. Three months later, Travis is asked to give permission to turn off the life support, as the chances of her waking up again have reduced to 1%. Travis refuses to make this choice. One day, he comes to the clinic and finds her awake again. He takes her home, and they continue to lead their happy life.

I’ll keep my review short and straight. As usual it’s about a love story of a cocky good-looking country boy who fell in love with a girl and then some accident happened. A typical Nicholas Sparks movie if you know what I mean. I was a bit surprised, I thought its going to be a sad ending but they chose to have the Sappy one. The actors were great and the soundtrack is good.For me this movie is better than “The Longest Ride” , still a predictable love story. It’s still a good chick flick movie and will recommend it if you want to have a cheesy night.

This movie will make you realize about The Choices you make on your everyday life, every single choices even the small one has a big effect on us, on our lives. We must know how to make the right choices, follow your heart and what you know is right.

“It was inevitable for people to try to create a sense of normalcy in a place where nothing was normal. It helped one get through the day, to add predictability to a life that was inherently unpredictable.”

Rating: 7/10

You can stream/check the soundtrack here : X


Another heartbreaking movie adaptation hitting the big screen today, A story between a quirky funny girl and a paralyzed/disabled man who doesn’t want to live his life anymore. I also posted my review of the book, you can check it here[x].

Synopsis : Young and quirky Louisa “Lou” Clark (Emilia Clarke) moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will’s cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither one could have imagined.

I like it how they stay true to the book, they started the movie exactly how it is in the book. Though some stuff are missing but it didn’t really affect the whole story. These are the things I noticed missing from the movie.

1. The arguments between Clark and her sister Katrina.
2. Clark doesn’t want to work anymore when she found out about the 6 months agreement but Will’s mother begged her to continue working.
3. Will’s father is cheating to his Mom
4. Will’s sister being upset with his decision because it will give a bad reputation to their family.
5. Clark moving to his boyfriend flat
6. Clark was warned by her Mom that if she go and support Will decision, She’s cant no longer come home.

I understand these aren’t really necessary and the movie run is already 2 hours they cant fit everything.

Emilia Clarke did very well! She did justice to her character, she made everyone laugh and love the character of Louisa Clark. Same with Sam Clafflin he portrayed the arrogant and being miserable man well. These two are very good actors so I expected them to just slay it and they did! And also the chemistry between them is undeniable, it wasn’t forced, it was earned every scene. Remember when I said how I hate Patrick when I read the book? I felt the same when I watched the movie! Haha

The movie is already 2 hours long but the story felt a bit rushed. There are some dull moments but mostly people are laughing because of Louisa. And also the soundtrack was good, love all the song though for me Unsteady and Photograph was on the wrong scenes, they should’ve used it on the heartbreaking parts to add more feels. The scene on the beach was good, oh my friend was sobbing on that part. Haha For me something missing on that scene, when I was reading that part on the book oh my heart, I felt every word they say to each other, I didn’t felt that maybe because I know what will happen but for me feels like something is missing. I really love how they started and ended the film.

Overall, the movie was good! The music, the cast were great. I heard everyone laugh and cry so I guess the adaptation did its justice. Is it better than TFIOS? For me No it wasn’t but its a good movie to see.

“You only get one life. It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.” 

Rating: 8/10


tumblr_n6qydnmrnU1r3463ko1_1280The long wait is over!! Finally one of the best selling novel of John Green hits the theaters! I think everyone is so excited to see the adaptation.

So Yesterday was the opening of the movie here in the Philippines, I’m so excited to see it and I cant wait much longer so I decided to go and watch it immediately even without a company. So yeah i watched it alone.

I had high hopes for this adaptation maybe because i love the novel too much and i don’t want the movie to ruin the story. Throughout the movie I’m having goosebumps oh lord my feels too much feels. I love how Natt (Isaac) portrayed his role and that makes me excited to see him portray the role of Quentin in Paper Towns! And then Shai (Hazel )and Ansel ( Gus), for me they did a pretty great job portraying the roles! The fact that they both played a different role in Divergent and in this movie they need to convince the audience that they are sweet teen couple, that’s a challenge! Hands down to Shailene for slaying it! I agree to John Green Shai deserves an award for that performance. Almost everyone in the cinema cried and I guess that’s a proof how good the movie and casts are!

Don`t say the book was better than the movie, Of course! For me Books are always better than the movies! And guys you don’t go watch a movie adaptation expecting it is better than the book. I don’t think that’s the right attitude.

For me the movie was good, they did stay true to the book though there are few things missing but still it was all good! As far as I know I`m satisfied with no disappointment. Two thumbs up for John Green and all the casts and crew!

And also the soundtrack! Yeah for me the best movie soundtrack of the year so far!! Man Ed Sheeran, Birdy, M83, Jake Bugg , Kodaline and many more, tell me how cant you love the soundtrack? If you want to worsen the pain after watching the movie listen to the sountrack! Okay?

Movie: 9/10

Soundtrack: 10/10

Here`s an 8tracks mix of TFIOS OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK: [ x ]

Originally posted June 6 2014 via Tumblr (X)