Tuesday, April 5, 2016
News U Can Use: "The End of Young Adult Dystopia Books & Movies?"
Sound familiar? No, it wasn't a new installment of "The Hunger Games," "The Maze Runner"or "The Giver." And it wasn't a reprise of "Saturday Night Live's" "The Group Hopper" sketch, which blended almost every current dystopian teen trope into a trailer for a fake movie "written entirely," the joke went, "in the comments section of a 'Hunger Games' trailer."
The real film was "The Divergent Series: Allegiant — Part 1," the third in the franchise starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James.
The confusing latest 'Divergent' installment 'Allegiant' is strictly for devoted fans
But with an opening weekend box office of just $29 million — compared with a $54-million start for "Divergent" (2014) and a slightly lower $52 million for "Insurgent" (2015) — "Allegiant" debuted at a disappointing No. 2 behind the rabbit-fronted "Zootopia, calling into question whether we are witnessing the end of the young adult dystopian wave at the movies.
Certainly we haven't seen the end of this franchise....READ MORE AT LA TIMES
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