If they'd finished, the series, it likely would not have been improved much. The same can be said for every film set that tried the same gimmick outside of the last Harry Potter film. In that case, the first one was the let down. Still, there are worse ways to pass a rainy Sunday. The Hunger Games series, for instance. Too bad the bottom didn't fall out on that series first.
How much one likes this film depends on how much one roots for Woodley as an actress and female heroines in general. It's not a bad film, if it is a let down from the first episode. Take it from this uninspired review that I won't be standing in line to see if it get's better with the next film.
The Fault In Our Stars - 2014 Director Josh Boone Starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Willem Dafoe Screenplay Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber based on the book by John Green There is one point early on in The Fault in Our Stars which rings partially true. Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace Lancaster (Elgort and Woodley) have met cute in … Continue reading The Fault In Our Stars Extended Edition (****): So much depends…
Divergent - 2014 Director Neil Burger Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Maggie Q, Kate Winslet, Ansel Elgort Screenplay by Eva Daugherty, Vanessa Taylor, based on the book by Veronica Roth Divergent is another movie covering the ever-increasing line of books made for younger readers, but enjoyed by … Continue reading Divergent aims low, but hits the mark
The Spectacular Now - 2013 Director James Ponsoldt Starring Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kyle Chandler, Bob Odenkirk, Andre Royer, Dayo Okeniyi, Kaitlyn Dever Screenplay Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber based on the book by Tim Tharp There is a time after Sutter and Aimee (Teller and Woodley) share a most intimate moment where she lays there and looks … Continue reading The Spectacular Now (****)- Young, drunk and full of hope.
The Descendants - 2011 Directed by Alexander Payne Starring George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges, Judy Greer, Matthew Lillard, Robert Forster, Barbara L. Southern Screenplay by Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, based on The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings "I don't want my daughters growing up entitled and spoiled. And I agree with my father - you give your children enough … Continue reading The Descendants is a fresh dose of pain