Have you ever watched Divergent? It is a post-apocalyptic movie. Being a bookworm, I’ve already read the novel by Veronica Roth, based on the same name as the motion picture. So, this sparkled an inner curiosity to watch it, in order to make comparisons between this film with its book. It is a dystopian movie where we find ourselves in a world divided into 5 distinct factions based on human virtues: Abnegation (the selfless), Amity (the peaceful), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave) and Erudite (the intelligent). The remaining population is called the Factionless. They undergo a test, at the age of 16, which will indicate their suitable faction.
Beatrice Prior (Shailene Woodley) was born into Abnegation, the faction which runs the government. She finds herself in a complex situation when her results (Abnegation, Erudite, and Dauntless) turn out to be divergence, meaning a person having more than one faction which is a rare case. She is then told to keep it as a secret to herself as the government eliminates the divergents. It is due to the fact that the latter tends to think independently, thus cannot be kept under control by the state and is considered as threats as well. Tris then chooses Dauntless as her faction and faces several psychological tests in order to be accepted by her faction.
What I love about this movie is the protagonist, Shailene Woodley, she fits well into the character of Beatrice. She is fierce, at the same time caring. I also like the plot of the film Divergent, it is interesting as it depicts a possible future set in a dystopian society.
Shailene Woodley in the movie Divergent
Based on a Chinese legend, Mulan is a Walt Disney’s movie. The story is about a young maiden who secretly goes in her father’s place, who is supposed to fight the invading Huns. Knowing that her dad will not be able to survive the enemy’s attack, she disguised herself as a fictitious son, Fa Ping. Have a look at the film Mulan to see how she will fight in the war, alongside with her baby dragon Mushu (her magical protector sent by her ancestors).
Mulan and her dragon Mushu
The animated-movie WALL-E is a Pixar’s dystopian film. It was produced for Walt Disney Pictures. In the distant future, WALL-E, short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-class, is the last robot left on Earth. Humans have abandoned the planet because it was full of garbage, so the machine spends the day tidying it. Soon, he stumbles upon EVE, whose mission is to find a living plant. Have a look at this movie WALL-E to discover how the young robot will try to save the last vegetation.
WALL-E and EVE
Love girlish films? Check out Barbie as the Island Princess, where the voice cast features Kelly Sheridan (Ro / Rosella), Alessandro Juliani (Prince Antonio), Christopher Gazi (Sagi), Steve Marvel (Azul), and Susan Roman (Tika). Barbie can be seen playing Rosella in this musical film.
In this movie, we come across Ro, a 6-year-old child who ended up on an island after a shipwreck. So, she is raised by Sagi the red panda, Tika the curious elephant and Azul, a beautiful peacock. She learns how to speak and understand animal’s language while growing up. She is then discovered by the handsome Prince Antonio, who takes her back to his castle. However, upon her arrival in the kingdom of Apollonia, the islander will be disliked by the Queen and the King for her uncivilized behaviours and her ability to talk to animals. Soon, Antonio is forced to marry Princess Luciana because of his parents, while the lady is ordained by her mother, Queen Ariana, for this wedding. Little do we know that her majesty is plotting against the Apollonian kingdom to overthrow their empire by murdering the royal family.
Have a look at this animated movie Barbie as the Island Princess to discover whether Ro will be able to save Antonio’s family or not, after learning about this secret plot. I was attracted to the musical part of this film, it is wonderful and very catchy, especially the track I Need To Know. The story has a positive message, like about the fact that the Prince chooses Ro over her personality, not looks. Hope you guys will like this motion picture too.
Ro and her three animal friends
Have you heard about Crocodile Dundee? It is an action film which will be loved by classic-lovers. The plot revolves around an American reporter, Sue Charlton (Linda Kozlowski), who travels to Australia, to meet and interview a crocodile poacher, Michael J Dundee. The latter has recently survived an attack from an alligator. Afterwards, she invites him to New York City. Will the hunter be able to survive from this cultural clash and change in living styles? Have a look at the movie Crocodile Dundee to know about the story.
Sue Charlton and Michael Dundee
Looking for an animated-movie for your kids? Have a look at Spirited Away. It is a fantasy film which revolves around Chihiro, a ten-year-old girl. When the little girl and her parents move to a small Japanese town in the countryside, they end up in an abandoned amusement park. Afterwards, her mother and father are turned into pigs, after eating an eatery full with fresh food. Will Chihiro be able to free her parents and herself from this mystical world? Watch the movie Spirited Away to find your answers.
Chihiro in the abandoned amusement park
Do you love watching animated movies? Try Lilo & Stitch, it is a Disney film. When a little creature is created through a genetic experimentation, he impersonates a dog, then gets adopted by a girl, called Lilo. She succeeds in causing an emotional development in the little beast, which she named Stitch. As these two begin to form a deep bond, will they remain inseparable forever? You may view the movie Lilo & Stitch to know more about the plot.
Lilo with her new buddy Stitch