I know I’ve been out of commission for a while, but I’ll try my best to track down any geek news you guys might have missed when I was out.
Okay, so the premiere of Divergent started a brand new teen based franchise that is bound to make millions and I am personally in LOVE with the books, as well as the movie. There are three books in the series: Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant. I’ve read through the first two books and am craving the third. The writing is addicting and Veronica Roth does an amazing job of painting a dystopian society that is both believable and interesting. Tris, the main character, is a character we can imagine ourselves in place of. She may be extraordinary, but she is also VERY human. She has faults and bad points like the rest of us. Shailene Woodley, who plays Tris in the movies, captures the essence of the character perfectly, along with the rest of her fellow cast members. In fact, I believe the movies did an excellent job of pleasing first time viewers and long time fans of the novels because they followed so closely to the writings. Also, if you look closely, you’ll see the author (Veronica Roth) make a cameo appearance in one of the scenes.
Personally, I identify most with the dauntless and the erudite. I fell in love with the thirst for knowledge from erudite and the freedom from dauntless. The entire faction system enchanted me from the beginning and I can’t wait to finish the third book!
Captain America: the Winter Soldier also made it’s debut in theaters on the fourth of April and though I haven’t gotten to see it yet, I CAN’T WAIT!! If anyone on tumblr spoils it, I will exact my revenge and hope their mother finds their blog!
NBC’s Hannibal is in it’s second season. I don’t watch the show but from what I’ve gathered on the internet, the show is Will Graham’s love of dogs, Hannibal the Cannibal rhymes, the police force are morons, Stag antlers, cooking human flesh, and Hannibal loves Will like a big gay baby. At least that’s what I got. Also the fannibals scare me a fair bit though not as much as the Supernatural fandom does.
My boys have been busy lately with Benedict being everywhere and filling my dashboard with lovely pictures, Martin Freeman in a new TV show called Fargo on FX, and Tom Hiddleston in Muppets: Most Wanted as an escape artist with a mustache. Phew, they do so much and still manage to look beautiful doing it! *sighs*
the Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug came out on DVD FINALLY! I cannot wait to purchase it and spend about two and a half hours completely blown away by the wonderful cinematography and adventure that is middle earth.
In personal news, I started reading the first book in the Game of Thrones series by George R. R. Martin. I’m only on page 51 and three people died in the first 21 pages. I’m scared!!
Right, so I think that’s it for now! Have a lovely day and revel in the geekery. Live long and prosper.