movies matter | criticism by maryann johanson
Fri Mar 21 2014, 11:03am | 3 comments
“Are you from Earth?” Ha. I am sufficiently teased. Thanks, trailer.
It has a kind of YA feel about it (the kids are always right, the old scary guy has become what he fears), but it’s not based on a YA book and I may just be reading the trailer wrong. Has potential.
Ugh, I hope you are reading it wrong. I’m tired of going to all these cool looking new sci fi movies and realizing five minutes in that it’s aimed at teenagers.
Not that young adult movies or books are bad, I just already went through that phase.
As far as I’m concerned, I’m quite happy with books written for teenagers. But a “YA book” is much narrower than that as a marketing category — and at the moment a YA book that gets filmed is pretty much one of those poorly-thought-out sci-fi dystopia trilogies (Hunger Games, Divergent, Maze Runner), or a girl with a terminal illness having her sexual awakening.
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