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Never Let me Go on a Wednesday Night

Good Evening folks, 

Please read my previous post that the lovely Emily wrote on Girl activism, then read this. They have nothing in common. 

This post is about the movie Never Let Me Go. It’s a futuristic movie centered around if we all had clones. What happens is when you need something like a new liver, hear, leg, brain, blood, your clone provides this so you can live longer. When you are a clone your life will be spent serving your alter.  it follows the story of three people from children to adults. 

The movie starts with the three friends as children and follows them to adulthood. it goes through the trials and tribulations that their 2nd rate life has to offer. 

It’s based off of a book which I have yet to read, but want to.  I feel this is the best movie Carey Mulligan has ever done. Kiera Knightly as well. So if you in the mood for a sad movie, then this is the one for you. 

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Ender’s Game

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Ender’s Game by Scott Orson Card was a great book and took me on a trip into the future of our world. A world where we use children to fight our wars. There is no diplomacy, it’s more of a dictatorship.  Children are tested and then plucked from their families and sent to live with other children in the middle of space. here they play gays and learn the skills of strategy and how to win a war by the use of logic. It’s more like a game of chess. 

The story was believable, although the aliens reminded me of giant moth people like the bee characters from that cartoon the Venture Bros. Check it out sometime if you haven’t. I actually think that’s who they molded the creatures from. 

As I stated the characters were well acted and portrayed. It was refreshing for a change for see actors or actresses who can portray a character without forcing it like, Kristen Stewart. Sorry not a fan ladies and gents. 

Adding to the characters, was the graphics. I didn’t find them cheesy or over played. They were simply a portrayal of the future and how it may turn out. I hope not, but still. 

So here’s the plot in a nutshell: a third child is accepted into the Academy, he excels, he becomes a leader in the army, he leads army to victor, realizes he made a mistake, runaway. 

Okay so there’s a lot more to the movie, plot, relationship, and conflict. You know the usual stuff that accompanies a movie, but I don’t want to give everything away. 

What did you think?

 

Book Review: Divergent Series

I had seen the previews for this show for some time, but never really thought about reading them until a friend told me what it was about. So I decided that I would listen to them via youtube. All the books are on there. There are three books in the series: Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant. 

When I started reading Divergent, I was taken to a new society, it reminded me of the hunger games. Instead everyone in Divergent is divided into Factions. 

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In the Hunger Games everyone is divided by districts. 

In this future world, you are either Abnegation, Erudite, Dauntless, Candor, and Amity. Each one of these groups carries a distinct group of rules and regulations that dictate your role in society. 

The story is focused around a girl named Beatrice Prior and her struggles at the choosing ceremony. This is where you choose which faction you would like to be a part of for the rest of your life. Again this is where it reminds me of the Hunger Games. Unlike the Hunger games the children don’t kill each other. Instead when you join a faction you go through a “initiation” and depending on what faction you choose the initiation changes. For Beatrice she chose Dauntless, this faction is in charge of protecting the city. 

As you dive deeper into the books we see that there are some flaws in this perfect society. For example, those who are able to think for themselves and tend to branch out are called Divergent. 

I’m not going to ruin the story for you, but this got me thinking about the future of our wold and how we as  society is so concerned with control. We try to control the populations, crime, and even the information we receive. But why? Is there are harm in knowing the truth? It could be to limit the pandemonium that will occur if we really knew the truth. 

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So this is the cast of the characters. They are missing two major characters Uriah and Zeke, they are brothers and play a significant role in the first and second and third book as well. I don’t know what they are going to do about them being absent. They would have added to the racial diverse group that is depicted in the book. 

Oh well I am sure they will ruin the book, but I will let you know on Friday when I go see the movie. Wish me luck. 

 

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