Spring is coming. We are exiting the deep freeze of a long winter and finally experiencing this thing called the "outdoors." Kind of overrated if you ask me. Which is fine because a long, slow winter of movies is finally coming to an end, as well. We aren’t totally there yet, but things are starting to look up this week with young adult novels and Muppets.
Just remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they'll end up on the Tomatometer. Let's take a look at what This Rotten Week has to offer.
Rotten Watch Prediction
Want to see this world? Check out the trailer for Divergent:
The Divergent books are insanely popular and at the forefront of the current YA top sellers lists. Why? Because they’re well-written books filled with the kind of "I don’t belong anywhere except with the other outsider just like me" kind of angst young adults yearn for. It’s like some weird, out-casty negative energy that keeps them going. Don’t you miss being a kid?
Directed by Neil Burger (Limitless-70% The Lucky Ones-36% The Illusionist-74%), Divergent tells the tale of Beatrice Prior (Shailene Woodley) who learns that in a society with clear lines of personality demarcation she’s, wait for it, different than the others. The flick looks okay, created to satiate the rabidity of the book’s fanbase, but almost definitely just "meh" along the critical lines. It appears vanilla and even stiff. And I’m a fan of Shailene Woodley. But I have a hard time believing this will blow it out of the box Hunger Games-style. It just doesn’t look as polished. Maybe they needed to add another group for guys like me. Funktastic. Now that would be something I could get behind.