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WATCH: ‘Divergent’ cast puts Jennifer Lawrence into a faction

March 15, 2014
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In an interview with TEEN, the cast of Divergent put our Katniss Everdeen into a faction! What do you think?

Would Jennifer Lawrence be Erudite (smart)? Amity (kind / peaceful)? Abnegation (selfless)? Or maybe Dauntless (bravery)?

Personally, I think she’d be in Candor (honesty)! She’s just so unabashedly herself, which I think is the ultimate honesty.

Watch the interview below to hear what they had to say! The movie Divergent, based on the novel by Veronica Roth, hits theaters on March 21st:

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  • Raymond

    What faction would you put Katniss Everdeen in?

    I would say a mix between Dauntless and Abnegation like Tris. I’m not sure if she’s as smart as Tris, but she’s still pretty smart.

    • Ysabel

      Don’t say that. Katniss was smart enough to keep herself alive and her world is more brutal. Tris got the easy way out.

      Suzanne Collins(author of The Hunger Games trilogy) finally noticed that it’s not just the latest phones, fashion trends, and hot celebrities that this generation of young adults care about. That we have it in us to handle the Hunger Games and learn about war. That we need to learn. We understand the hardships that Katniss faces. Some of you may be missing a parent. Some of your family feasts do consist of a loaf of bread and a small block of cheese. Some of you fought to the death (in war) and wake up screaming because of the horrific images you saw or the people you had to kill or of the people that tried to kill you. Some of you have to weigh survival against humanity and life against love. Some of you would volunteer to take your siblings place. Some of you never give up on a fight until you receive justice. All of you, in some way, are are damaged beyond repair.
      When dear Primrose dies, that event is not part of the trilogy’s plot just to make it interesting! It doesn’t need that. Prim’s death is a lesson that no matter how hard you work for something or for someone’s life, everything must go.
      The Hunger Games trilogy teaches you that no matter how powerful you are, your not always going to be in control. That as long as the person you are fighting against sees justice in what they are doing, they will never give up. That dislikes can’t run to hate and hate can turn to war.
      That once violence is the answer, humanity gets out of hand.
      That while we sit around and wait for the next phone to come out, on the other side of the world, people are sitting and waiting even longer, just for their next meal (if that is what you want to call two grains of rice.) They are also being torched because of the same injustices the Capitol of Panem justifies as right.
      The Hunger Games trilogy wasn’t created to be this plot that is ‘just so cool.’ Because, unlike Divergent that is here to do just that, The Hunger Games is here to warn us of the world that will soon be placed in our hands. What could happen if we don’t get along, the cost of war, love in a hopeless place, uniting as a community. It balances when it’s time to fight or use your words. How much strength you have to deal with the topics exerted into the Hunger Games Trilogy…topics that some people have to experience everyday. The Hunger Games trilogy isn’t here to impress you of how “dauntless” the main character is or how hot the actors used in the movie’s are or how action-packed and futuristic the story is like Divergent does.
      The Hunger Games is also here to save readers from obviously fictional characters that are constantly being approved of for books (cough! cough! Tris,) and finally gave us the most relatable character ever- someone who is human, Katniss Everdeen.
      Katniss is lost. Katniss cries. Katniss misjudges. Katniss makes mistakes. Katniss gets frustrated. Katniss mixes her emotions. Katniss falls in order to rise. Does Tris do any of that? No. Katniss’ rebellion doesn’t come easy. She is forced to forgive her past and deal with the present. She rises in flames and takes on the Capitol.
      If Divergent is so much about being yourself, then why does Tris need a test to tell her who she is? What she needs to do. That she is a rebel. Katniss builds on her own. She incites the slaves of Panem to rebel rather than an army of ‘Divergents’ already helping her revolt, (although I wouldn’t say there is really a rebellion or revolt in the Divergent trilogy.) Anyone who has tried to rebel like Katniss, however, is already dead. That in itself is braver than anything Tris could ever do. Katniss has always been fighting for her life since the day her father was blown up, before that even. Not just because she took a personality test at 16, that went wrong. Katniss volunteers for the Games, and in that arena, she embraces her inner rebel she was all along. Katniss knows who she is more than Tris know’s who her own self is, (Which is ironic because Divergent is supposed to be about personality,) and if that is how it is, then Suzanne Collins knows who Katniss is more than Veronica Roth, author of the Divergent trilogy, knows who Tris is. So while Tris may be a trained “fighter” Katniss has been there, done that…she is a trained killer.
      Books like Divergent mistreat literacy. It is not about how many more things get blown up in Divergent than any other book or how much action it has or how future-techy their world is, how many characters die and all of that worthless stuff.
      You know, Tributes (official nickname for Hunger Game fans) were obviously the exact audience Veronica Roth was aiming for. She thought that the thing we cared about most in The Hunger Games trilogy was how many stunts Katniss pulls, how many explosions happen, how futuristic and electric it is, how much blood we like to see on the pages. That is why she stole those elements and used them in her books. Well you know what? Those are not the reasons we love The Hunger Games. Veronica Roth is just like the whole judgemental part of the population who have misdirected what The Hunger Games trilogy is about, who think that we are just here for the blood. But we are not. She is using all of those artificial elements that don’t even scratch the surface to even becoming close to how groundbreaking and refreshing The Hunger Games trilogy is. So, if you like Divergent and you are were a Hunger Games fan, go see a therapist.
      Divergent is just plain glamorized and not impressive at all. Been there, done that.
      At 16, Katniss was as good as dead. In the games, she lost her innocence, her peace of mind, her relationships, her view on life, and everything that made life worth living. The Divergent trilogy feeds off of personality, doesn’t it? Ya, well Katniss lost the will to embrace her personality, too. Out of fear, because she is a born rebel. Out of the every waking minute of her life dedicated to survival. Katniss is only breathing, yet she still manages to take on the Capitol of Panem. To me, Tris got the easy way out. I’d rather be dead like her than have to live Katniss’ life. Compared to Katniss’ life, Tris doesn’t have to go through anything at all. She didn’t even have the threats plaguing her the way every citizen of the Districts in Panem did, including Katniss. She was the Mockingjay long before she took on the role.
      Suzanne Collins had to go through food deprivation, relying on her and her father’s hunting skills and plant identifying to feed herself, to help create a strong, brave, and tough character. Veronica Roth just had to copy.
      Suzanne Collins woke up to her father’s screams at night because of the post traumatic stress disorder caused by him being sent to go to the Vietnam war, to create a damaged, strong character.Veronica Roth just had to copy.
      Suzanne was plagued but old enough to handle the stories of her father’s experiences. Particularly when he was almost killed by tear gas that blisters you to death- to create arena tactics and particularly the fog in Catching Fire. Veronica Roth just had to copy.
      The list could go on and on…
      When the Capitol is out to kill Katniss, she clenches the mayhem and twists it into an opportunity to free the slaves of Panem for all she has and all it takes.
      Books are fiction, but when reading The Hunger Games trilogy, it has roots into our own world that grow more and more everyday. It makes us question the essential. Do we like the choices our government makes? What can we do about it? Do we even know anything? Would we kill to save a life? Would we keep leading the rebels? Would we stay in the targeted Districts? What do we have in ourselves that would help us survive Panem? What role do we play in our society? Would we be okay sending our children to the reaping each year? If not, would we take action? Would we rebel at any cost? Do we follow our government out of fear? What role do we play on our society? Does the world we live in limit what we know? Out of what purpose? Is it fair? Who’s fault is this? How can we stop them?
      The Hunger Games teaches us more about our human nature, who we are, and personality. More than Divergent, if Divergent ever taught us anything. Which is ironic since Divergent is supposedly be about personality.
      Would you stay true to yourself? Or would you let the Games turn you into a beast? Another of the billion questions The Hunger Games invents and unsettles. About personality.
      The Hunger Games trilogy is violent, because it’s necessary. Necessary violence. It is a component of Panem’s entertainment and the Tributes survival and war. It teaches us anti-violence and how barbaric a nation is under the hand of violence.
      Divergent just plain misuses it. It’s just here to entertain us, because the plot, elements, message, characters, everything about Divergent isn’t interesting enough. It’s misdirected as enjoyment, just like alcohol or cigarettes.
      At the same time, The Hunger Games and Divergent trilogy’s are total opposites. Katniss has been the Mockingjay all along, and her life has always required her to be a fighter. She lives in a harsh, barbaric, violent where her life is at stake during every breath she takes, whether in the Districts or in the Games.
      Tris? She is so unrealistically super-human that it’s easy to tell she is fictional, and it’s a waste of time trying to learn from her. She just has her personality to worry and never really has her life at stake unless Veronica Roth glamorizes it and makes it seem like it.
      The reason The Hunger Games struck so many audiences, (Unlike Divergent. Hence the desperately, pathetic, heavy advertising,) is because we have never heard of having to mentor a child to fight to the death or of the Games itself. We have never heard of our fiance being kidnapped and hijacked. We were never beaten so badly for stealing a piece of bread in a refuge District, that the room we were beaten in needed a drain for the floor. We never had to Volunteer to fight to the death or else our loved one would have to. And because Suzanne wrote so vividly, we went through it ourselves. Because some of the hardships that Katniss faces were painstakingly relatable. Because of the role we play in our environment. We never had to go through what any of the characters and everyone in Panem had to go through. But someday our own children will or our grandchildren will or our grandchildren’s children and so forth. The Hunger Games trilogy is only preparing us for that.
      There is so much you could learn from The Hunger Games but some of you are ignorant even to that.
      Divergent? It’s just an extension of The Hunger Games franchise. You heard fandoms were a competition, so you stay away from the opposite of your likes. While you hate Twilight, you love Divergent. Why do you like Divergent? Because it’s similar to The Hunger Games. Why is it similar to The Hunger Games? Because it’s a copy. Sorry, but Veronica Roth went way too far for it to just be similar. It’s a copy!
      You want to know why Divergent is an extension of The Hunger Games franchise? Because companies and producers wanted to bigger their chances of success. They are trying to make as much money as The Hunger Games franchise does. They wanted to make something like The Hunger Games so that they could make money, too. They were inspired.
      Harry Potter was a success so they made movies alike it: The Pagemaster, Percy Jackson series, Eragon, Inkheart, etcetera. Movies or book/movies that are similar to a franchise, to bigger their chances, and because they know the audience will like it. They fell in love with Harry Potter, so why not make something similar to it?
      Just like how Warm Bodies and Beautiful Creatures were made- to bigger their chances of a money making franchise. They know it will draw fans in, because its similar. It has romance.
      Just like how Divergent was made, because it’s similar to The Hunger Games (but in this case a total copycat.) Not because the books were actually good enough to have a movie or create fans on its own! Divergent would never make it on it’s own without promos and some of you gullible Hunger Game fans. Without The Hunger Games, Divergent is nothing. Which is exactly what it deserves to be.
      Don’t be ignorant like the Capitol of Panem. Take your blindfolds off. You don’t deserve to be taken advantage of, like the Divergent trilogy has done to you, for having a big fandom heart. See how irrelevant Divergent is? See how relevant The Hunger Games is? See how much you can learn from it? Embrace your inner Katniss and always keep your eyes open.

      • Raymond

        Wow, look I wasn’t even trying to insult Katniss or anything – I just made an observation. I obsess over the Hunger Games and I believe it’s waaaay better than Divergent. I was simply saying that Tris was probably smarter. But now I’m rethinking it given Katniss’ political game at the end of the novel.

      • Guest

        …Long reply.

  • saffron

    I think she would be im amity

  • Carlene

    The divergent cast are so annoying.

    • Ysabel

      ikr!

  • Ysabel

    Quit freaking using The Hunger Games for promotions. Quit trying to steal our Tributes. They need to get over the fact that The Hunger Games fandom will always be bigger and the books/movies will always be better so just deal with it.

    • http://www.magicmooncat.deviantart.com/ Abigail

      They’re going to steal Tributes by saying nice things about Jennifer Lawrence? That’s interesting…

      • death2analog

        That’s not what she means.

        Talking about Jennifer Lawrence (who has nothing to do with Divergent) gets them (The Divergent’s cast) on Hunger Games websites.

        Half of Divergent’s marketing plan revolves around getting people who like the Hunger Games, that’s why it’s called by the media ‘The next Hunger Games’ so you think ‘Woah! Futuristic, dystopian and Rebels? Must be just as good, let’s give it a try!’ and whether you liked the franchise or not, you already purchased something Divergent related, so it’s a win/win.

        I also don’t see how this video is related to this site… a site about the Hunger Games, not Jennifer Lawrence or Divergent.

        I only really mind about Jennifer Lawrence when it has something to do with Katniss, otherwise I’d visit a Jennifer Lawrence website. Then again I’m sure Mockingjay’s staff love the extra clicks and possibly what they get out of promoting Divergent.

        • http://www.magicmooncat.deviantart.com/ Abigail

          That’s true, though we don’t know what the rest of this interview was like. She said she’d name a celebrity and they had to say what faction they’d be in, but we only got shown the bit about Jennifer Lawrence. Also, this post did kinda get put in the ‘actors’ section of the website. We’ve had loads of less relevant things than this go on the site, like just a still of one of the actors or actresses in a completely different movie. I was surprised that we were getting so many Divergent things lately, and especially surprised when a review solely of the Divergent movie popped up (or perhaps that was on jabberjay.net) but I suppose it’s like the book club thing Crystal was doing where she was trying to find other books that Hunger Games fans might enjoy after finishing The Hunger Games.

          • death2analog

            Not that great of a plan… plenty of us dislike Divergent and dislike that its compared to THG. Its just alienating people.

        • Ysabel

          I don’t understand your point

      • Ysabel

        Thats exactly what I mean
        Divergent was a fail lol

    • Max Kwok

      No one is being alienated, it’s like saying if someone does ‘What Hogwarts House Would Katniss Be In’ would alienate people, it doesn’t. It just suggests that if Katniss was a character in another book, how would she be portrayed. So please shut up and accept the fact that people can have opinions. I agree with death2analog and Abigail with the fact that this is more relevant to Hunger Games then most of the things around here, and it was posted in an appropriate section by an appropriate person, so please come to the realisation that talking about someone as if they were in another universe does not mean they will ‘move into’ that universe!

    • trekwars1

      o enough already both actress support each other. you dont need to tear down divergent to make yourself fell better for liking hunger games more. divergent overall was a moré complex book than THG. Too bad the film is not that good. however the books are definitely better written and like I said a lot more complex than hunger games. so kindly shut up.
      you remind me of those crazy harry potter fans that were trying to tear down the percy Jackson fandom because they saw percy as a competition. so enough. you would not need to bash divergent so much if you did not see as a competitor.

      • Berry

        No. Divergent was not ‘more complex’. It was written in a horribly simplistic manner, and no, Divergent is not ‘competition’. It’s freaking annoying, because I WANT MOCKINGJAY PROMOTIONALS AND I KEEP GETTING THE CAST OF DIVERGENT. *Throws chair at the window*

        • trekwars1

          Well, I guess divergent is competition then because the first thing you did is to mash the series and call it horrible written when in reality the book was very critical acclaimed and yes it was a lot more complex in story. it is freaking annoying to you because its another YA book that you don’t want if t is not hunger games.

          Can you teens just drop it.

          • Berry

            I enjoy Harry Potter and The Hunger Games and Beautiful Creatures and many other YA adaptations.
            Divergent is horribly written and, yes, tries very hard to be complex. But it just seems like a toddler using big words to sound smart. I don’t view it as ‘competition’. I find it annoying how the Divergent fanbase slag our’s off for being younger, despite the fact there’s is far whinier and constantly jumping at the bit to scream about how much smarter it is than the Hunger Games. Fans who constantly have to compare their books to another series are just sad because they know their franchise isn’t very good.
            If you guys think Divergent is so superior to THG, why don’t you go on a Divergent website? I’m sick of these goddamn videos. They have nothing to do with The Hunger Games. A younger fanbase who actually enjoy and discuss the books is better than a more mature one who are in love with the IDEA of the book, rather than the actual writing.

          • trekwars1

            When did I say divegernt is superior to THG. I said no such thing, both books are good YA books. however THG films are better executed well on screen than divergent. I don’t get why hard core THG fans spend their time bashing divergent and calling it horrible.

            the books are not horrible wriitten, it is based on preference but on a judging scale a book that was very critically acclaimed is not horribly written and yes you see it as competition that is why you hate on it. I don’t get it why cant people just celebrate all fictional books.

            Also I like THG and I stumbled on this site by accident. It saddens me to see teens so hateful to other books

          • Berry

            Yes, I was being kind of rude for no reason. I don’t even dislike Divergent; I actually quite enjoy it. I just prefer THG, and there have been so many people who come onto this site claiming that ‘Divergent is more complex’ or that the THG fanbase is ‘full of kids’ it’s irritating. I myself really don’t see it as competition, I’m just very annoyed at those people and got brushed the wrong way by your comment. I apologise – it’s true. Why can’t we just all enjoy books? Rather than getting into these silly arguments over nothing. I like THG and you like Divergent. What’s the real difference?

  • Julianna Nguyen

    I think she would be Amity,

  • Ysabel

    SHailene woodley you suck

    • trekwars1

      o enough already both actress support each other. you dont need to tear down divergent to make yourself fell better for liking hunger games more. divergent overall was moiré complex book than THG. Too bad the film is not good.

      • Ysabel

        Suzanne Collins(author of The Hunger Games trilogy) finally noticed that it’s not just the latest phones, fashion trends, and hot celebrities that this generation of young adults care about. That we have it in us to handle the Hunger Games and learn about war. That we need to learn. We understand the hardships that Katniss faces. Some of you may be missing a parent. Some of your family feasts do consist of a loaf of bread and a small block of cheese. Some of you fought to the death (in war) and wake up screaming because of the horrific images you saw or the people you had to kill or of the people that tried to kill you. Some of you have to weigh survival against humanity and life against love. Some of you would volunteer to take your siblings place. Some of you never give up on a fight until you receive justice. All of you, in some way, are are damaged beyond repair.
        When dear Primrose dies, that event is not part of the trilogy’s plot just to make it interesting! It doesn’t need that. Prim’s death is a lesson that no matter how hard you work for something or for someone’s life, everything must go.
        The Hunger Games trilogy teaches you that no matter how powerful you are, your not always going to be in control. That as long as the person you are fighting against sees justice in what they are doing, they will never give up. That dislikes can’t run to hate and hate can turn to war.
        That once violence is the answer, humanity gets out of hand.
        That while we sit around and wait for the next phone to come out, on the other side of the world, people are sitting and waiting even longer, just for their next meal (if that is what you want to call two grains of rice.) They are also being torched because of the same injustices the Capitol of Panem justifies as right.
        The Hunger Games trilogy wasn’t created to be this plot that is ‘just so cool.’ Because, unlike Divergent that is here to do just that, The Hunger Games is here to warn us of the world that will soon be placed in our hands. What could happen if we don’t get along, the cost of war, love in a hopeless place, uniting as a community. It balances when it’s time to fight or use your words. How much strength you have to deal with the topics exerted into the Hunger Games Trilogy…topics that some people have to experience everyday. The Hunger Games trilogy isn’t here to impress you of how “dauntless” the main character is or how hot the actors used in the movie’s are or how action-packed and futuristic the story is like Divergent does.
        The Hunger Games is also here to save readers from obviously fictional characters that are constantly being approved of for books (cough! cough! Tris,) and finally gave us the most relatable character ever- someone who is human, Katniss Everdeen.
        Katniss is lost. Katniss cries. Katniss misjudges. Katniss makes mistakes. Katniss gets frustrated. Katniss mixes her emotions. Katniss falls in order to rise. Does Tris do any of that? No. Katniss’ rebellion doesn’t come easy. She is forced to forgive her past and deal with the present. She rises in flames and takes on the Capitol.
        If Divergent is so much about being yourself, then why does Tris need a test to tell her who she is? What she needs to do. That she is a rebel. Katniss builds on her own. She incites the slaves of Panem to rebel rather than an army of ‘Divergents’ already helping her revolt, (although I wouldn’t say there is really a rebellion or revolt in the Divergent trilogy.) Anyone who has tried to rebel like Katniss, however, is already dead. That in itself is braver than anything Tris could ever do. Katniss has always been fighting for her life since the day her father was blown up, before that even. Not just because she took a personality test at 16, that went wrong. Katniss volunteers for the Games, and in that arena, she embraces her inner rebel she was all along. Katniss knows who she is more than Tris know’s who her own self is, (Which is ironic because Divergent is supposed to be about personality,) and if that is how it is, then Suzanne Collins knows who Katniss is more than Veronica Roth, author of the Divergent trilogy, knows who Tris is. So while Tris may be a trained “fighter” Katniss has been there, done that…she is a trained killer.
        Books like Divergent mistreat literacy. It is not about how many more things get blown up in Divergent than any other book or how much action it has or how future-techy their world is, how many characters die and all of that worthless stuff.
        You know, Tributes (official nickname for Hunger Game fans) were obviously the exact audience Veronica Roth was aiming for. She thought that the thing we cared about most in The Hunger Games trilogy was how many stunts Katniss pulls, how many explosions happen, how futuristic and electric it is, how much blood we like to see on the pages. That is why she stole those elements and used them in her books. Well you know what? Those are not the reasons we love The Hunger Games. Veronica Roth is just like the whole judgemental part of the population who have misdirected what The Hunger Games trilogy is about, who think that we are just here for the blood. But we are not. She is using all of those artificial elements that don’t even scratch the surface to even becoming close to how groundbreaking and refreshing The Hunger Games trilogy is. So, if you like Divergent and you are were a Hunger Games fan, go see a therapist.
        Divergent is just plain glamorized and not impressive at all. Been there, done that.
        At 16, Katniss was as good as dead. In the games, she lost her innocence, her peace of mind, her relationships, her view on life, and everything that made life worth living. The Divergent trilogy feeds off of personality, doesn’t it? Ya, well Katniss lost the will to embrace her personality, too. Out of fear, because she is a born rebel. Out of the every waking minute of her life dedicated to survival. Katniss is only breathing, yet she still manages to take on the Capitol of Panem. To me, Tris got the easy way out. I’d rather be dead like her than have to live Katniss’ life. Compared to Katniss’ life, Tris doesn’t have to go through anything at all. She didn’t even have the threats plaguing her the way every citizen of the Districts in Panem did, including Katniss. She was the Mockingjay long before she took on the role.
        Suzanne Collins had to go through food deprivation, relying on her and her father’s hunting skills and plant identifying to feed herself, to help create a strong, brave, and tough character. Veronica Roth just had to copy.
        Suzanne Collins woke up to her father’s screams at night because of the post traumatic stress disorder caused by him being sent to go to the Vietnam war, to create a damaged, strong character.Veronica Roth just had to copy.
        Suzanne was plagued but old enough to handle the stories of her father’s experiences. Particularly when he was almost killed by tear gas that blisters you to death- to create arena tactics and particularly the fog in Catching Fire. Veronica Roth just had to copy.
        The list could go on and on…
        When the Capitol is out to kill Katniss, she clenches the mayhem and twists it into an opportunity to free the slaves of Panem for all she has and all it takes.
        Books are fiction, but when reading The Hunger Games trilogy, it has roots into our own world that grow more and more everyday. It makes us question the essential. Do we like the choices our government makes? What can we do about it? Do we even know anything? Would we kill to save a life? Would we keep leading the rebels? Would we stay in the targeted Districts? What do we have in ourselves that would help us survive Panem? What role do we play in our society? Would we be okay sending our children to the reaping each year? If not, would we take action? Would we rebel at any cost? Do we follow our government out of fear? What role do we play on our society? Does the world we live in limit what we know? Out of what purpose? Is it fair? Who’s fault is this? How can we stop them?
        The Hunger Games teaches us more about our human nature, who we are, and personality. More than Divergent, if Divergent ever taught us anything. Which is ironic since Divergent is supposedly be about personality.
        Would you stay true to yourself? Or would you let the Games turn you into a beast? Another of the billion questions The Hunger Games invents and unsettles. About personality.
        The Hunger Games trilogy is violent, because it’s necessary. Necessary violence. It is a component of Panem’s entertainment and the Tributes survival and war. It teaches us anti-violence and how barbaric a nation is under the hand of violence.
        Divergent just plain misuses it. It’s just here to entertain us, because the plot, elements, message, characters, everything about Divergent isn’t interesting enough. It’s misdirected as enjoyment, just like alcohol or cigarettes.
        At the same time, The Hunger Games and Divergent trilogy’s are total opposites. Katniss has been the Mockingjay all along, and her life has always required her to be a fighter. She lives in a harsh, barbaric, violent where her life is at stake during every breath she takes, whether in the Districts or in the Games.
        Tris? She is so unrealistically super-human that it’s easy to tell she is fictional, and it’s a waste of time trying to learn from her. She just has her personality to worry and never really has her life at stake unless Veronica Roth glamorizes it and makes it seem like it.
        The reason The Hunger Games struck so many audiences, (Unlike Divergent. Hence the desperately, pathetic, heavy advertising,) is because we have never heard of having to mentor a child to fight to the death or of the Games itself. We have never heard of our fiance being kidnapped and hijacked. We were never beaten so badly for stealing a piece of bread in a refuge District, that the room we were beaten in needed a drain for the floor. We never had to Volunteer to fight to the death or else our loved one would have to. And because Suzanne wrote so vividly, we went through it ourselves. Because some of the hardships that Katniss faces were painstakingly relatable. Because of the role we play in our environment. We never had to go through what any of the characters and everyone in Panem had to go through. But someday our own children will or our grandchildren will or our grandchildren’s children and so forth. The Hunger Games trilogy is only preparing us for that.
        There is so much you could learn from The Hunger Games but some of you are ignorant even to that.
        Divergent? It’s just an extension of The Hunger Games franchise. You heard fandoms were a competition, so you stay away from the opposite of your likes. While you hate Twilight, you love Divergent. Why do you like Divergent? Because it’s similar to The Hunger Games. Why is it similar to The Hunger Games? Because it’s a copy. Sorry, but Veronica Roth went way too far for it to just be similar. It’s a copy!
        You want to know why Divergent is an extension of The Hunger Games franchise? Because companies and producers wanted to bigger their chances of success. They are trying to make as much money as The Hunger Games franchise does. They wanted to make something like The Hunger Games so that they could make money, too. They were inspired.
        Harry Potter was a success so they made movies alike it: The Pagemaster, Percy Jackson series, Eragon, Inkheart, etcetera. Movies or book/movies that are similar to a franchise, to bigger their chances, and because they know the audience will like it. They fell in love with Harry Potter, so why not make something similar to it?
        Just like how Warm Bodies and Beautiful Creatures were made- to bigger their chances of a money making franchise. They know it will draw fans in, because its similar. It has romance.
        Just like how Divergent was made, because it’s similar to The Hunger Games (but in this case a total copycat.) Not because the books were actually good enough to have a movie or create fans on its own! Divergent would never make it on it’s own without promos and some of you gullible Hunger Game fans. Without The Hunger Games, Divergent is nothing. Which is exactly what it deserves to be.
        Don’t be ignorant like the Capitol of Panem. Take your blindfolds off. You don’t deserve to be taken advantage of, like the Divergent trilogy has done to you, for having a big fandom heart. See how irrelevant Divergent is? See how relevant The Hunger Games is? See how much you can learn from it? Embrace your inner Katniss and always keep your eyes open.

        • Emily

          Have you read the books!!! There is war in them tooo just like the hunger games!!! Divergent is amazing and many think yo to be better than the hunger games so suck it up. Ohh and I hope you like that I hate Jennifer Lawrence

          • Berry

            That was a low jab.

            To be honest, I’m surprised you know how to read with the lack of grammar in that reply.

          • Ysabel

            Divergent was a fail

        • trekwars1

          You bring up good points about hunger games and katniss but divergent just has the pattern as well, Tris the lead character even dies which is more heart breaking and brutal than what katniss faced, divergent also has the same moral factors and lesson of hunger games which seems to be a must of all YA books.

          also you can argue that hunger games is a totoal copycat of battle royale and another copycat of harry potter and twilight because the last book been split in two films is unnecessary.

          You are tearing divergent down as been a copycat and saying they are trying to recreate the success of hunger games but in reality hunger games would mot have been successful if twilight did not paved way of it. twilight was the mother of all YA book to film.

          Percy jackson and eragorn are not copycats of harry potter, that is ridiculous. the author of percy jackson finished the series way long before harry potter was released.

          However I will say harry potter is a stand alone and unique series like star wars or star trek because the series defined a generation. the harry potter books are not YA books like hunger games or twilight or just children books, they are classic fantasy literatures books and will stand the test of time. I cant say the same of other YA books like hunger games or twilight. which is right now the new Hollywood phrase.

          • Ysabel

            Divergent was a fail lol

          • Emily

            I total agree with your totally agree with you

  • Mario Prince-Charming

    THANK GOD FOR GARY ROSS! THG cast could have looked like this…

    • Ysabel

      LOL!!! Amen Mario! haha

  • Calvin Quijano

    Why is everyone so judgmental towards the cast? As far as I’ve heard, they all do an awesome job portraying their characters. They look fine and they’re not annoying at all…

  • Anonymous Chicken

    You peeps are so funny