Divergent is WAY better than the Hunger Games
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Hunger Games: Opening Weekend: $152,535,747 | Total Domestic Gross: $408,010,692 | Worldwide Gross: $686,533,290
Divergent: Divergent (PG-13) ... Opening Weekend: $54,607,747 | Total Domestic Gross: $150,947,895 | Worldwide Gross: $288,722,997
Hunger Games Book: 27.7 million copies sold for just the first book. http://www.publishersweekly.com...
Divergent Book: The three books in Veronica Roth"s dystopian trilogy sold a combined 6.7 million copies. Note that this was the whole series. http://www.publishersweekly.com...
If we look at sales alone, Hunger games made more than triple the amount as Divergent across all spectrums of the movie world. When we go over to book sales, the Hunger Games sold more copies than all three of the Divergent series book combine by more than 4 times the amount of copies.
Next we have the cast of the movies, the hunger games cast has gone on to do bigger and better movies than the cast of divergent. The cast of The Hunger Games are more recognizable then those of Divergent. As we look at the names Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth. They are all big named actors and actresses that have all been in big named movies and continue to do big movies.
The Divergent cast is little known except for a few and even those few have not done anything too big in a while. Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, and Miles Teller are the only few who people would recognize from this movie. The movies they have been in have not been as big as the cast of the Hunger Games.
The Hunger Games plot is riveting and heart wrenching at the same time. It is about a rebellion and the punishment that people must go through because of that rebellion. However one girl decides that she does not want to play by the rules and sets out to make her own path, becoming a symbol for everyone without even knowing it. By becoming this symbol for the people they start to fight back and create their own rebellion once more.
Divergent is about a nation being divided in to factions that have their own way of doing things and everybody stays where they belong. The main character does not fit into a faction and has her own way of thinking about things. This poses a threat to the leaders and they are forced to try and kill her before she opens everybody mind to a new way of thinking.
Next I would like to address my opponents comment on how the Hunger Games does not involve Christianity.
Christians are called to fight. But like Katniss, we will succeed not by our own strength or ingenuity, but by our weakness. As the Apostle Paul says in 2 Corinthians 12:10, "For when I am weak, then I am strong." http://www.christianitytoday.com...
I think that this quote pretty much sums up that the Hunger Games does in fact have Christianity in the movie. Katniss is fighting despite not wanting to. She does not want to be a symbol of hope but it just turns out to be that way. She is sacrificing herself to save her younger sister, which is something not everybody would do.
"I was struck by the level of sacrifice and strangely selfless heroism that we find in the film," Paul Asay, senior associate editor for Focus on the Family's review blog, Plugged In, told The Christian Post in an interview on Monday. In his own review, Asay wrote "The premise and plot of The Hunger Games can recall for some the Church's earliest martyrs " those who took part in another bloody spectacle on the floor of the Roman Colosseum." http://www.christianpost.com...
With all this being said I think that The Hunger Games can only get better with time and Divergent will stay at the same level with new movies that will follow the same path as the first one.
So based on economics, cast, plot and the Christianity involvement The Huger Games is clearly better than Divergent.
I am simply putting out facts that the Hunger Games is better than Divergent for multiple reasons.
As I said previously The Hunger Games does have elements of Christianity in the movie, and there are good qualities in the Hunger Games. Its about one girl standing up for what she believes in and that's what Christians do.
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Vote Placed by kasmic 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con showed several reasons why Hunger Games could be considered better than Divergent. Con also showed that Hunger Games is a Christian as Divergent. Arguments to Con. Also Con was the only one to use sources, so sources to con.
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