Which YA Dystopia Movie Franchise is the WORST?

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This week on the podcast, the Now Conspiring team reviews Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Black Mass. We also play a new game called “Was it a Flop?” and revisit the glory days of Zoey 101.

Plus, we read your comments from last week’s episode and start up this week’s burning discussion.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Which book-movie franchise of the young adult dystopia genre is the absolute worst?

Let us know your thoughts (and your favorite podcast moments) in the comments, which we may read on next week’s show! And be sure to rate the podcast on iTunes and/or Stitcher, where you can also download this episode. Or just Tweet us…@NowConspiring

Our Song of the Week intro-ing the show is “Tear In My Heart” by twenty one pilots.

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20 thoughts

  1. Divergent for me, some of the action sequences look cool but the story just isn’t really interesting and it lacks the compelling side to it that The Hunger Games has and the intrigue of the Maze Runner imo, the idea for Divergent is interesting but it doesn’t quite make a good story.

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  2. Heres the problem with Harry Potter. How do i put this? They suck. I hated the movies, books were boring, its over rated. Im not kidding and i am not sorry.

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    1. I don’t think you get what “overrated” means. It’s fine if you don’t like the books or movies, but that doesn’t mean other people like them “too much.”

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  3. Mortal instruments and Percy Jackson. They both have really creative worlds and compelling storylines, but sadly there just was not as much support (budget, advertising, cast, hype) behind them as others. Which is depressing for me because yes they would have made a better book to movie adaption than the let down that the Divergent storyline was.

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  4. for me, it’s Harry Potter.
    Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the Harry Potter books. But the movies were a letdown. They left out some things that were at least semi-important to the plot, and while the magic was cool, it didn’t really get the story across.
    I say this at the risk of offending someone. Sorry if I did.

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  5. Well, I don’t know why I’m still thinking that Percy Jackson movie the lightning thief and sea of monsters are lack of something from the books *or from my imagination of the books. Is it just me or there should be more to offer?

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  6. I know it’s not necessarily dystopian, but I wanted to mention Narnia because the books are so awesome and cover the birth and death of a nation and have mice with swords. But, more importantly, I would like to ship Jon and Adonis to create Ajonis Gonzroni the 1st. Also, in regards to my Jurassic World jab, I was just trying to get a laugh, which is all I ever hope to do. Stay thirsty, my friends.

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  7. I liked the Divergent book series, for the most part, but was super disappointed in the movies. There was so much that they glossed over that they easily could have put into the movies (case in point, Tris and Four’s budding relationship… Are we really supposed to believe that they all of a sudden really liked each other? Also, what was so wrong with only allowing the top 10 candidates (I have already forgotten the actual word used) become members of the faction? Isn’t that supposed to play a huge part in the final book?).

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  8. Percy Jackson was terrible, I absolutely hate it. It mixed the story-lines together and added stuff from the last book to the first and took stuff from the first and second and have yet to bring it up at all or even foreshadow it in anyway. TOTAL LETDOWN

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