Young adult novels were once the dominant movies. With franchises like Twilight and The Hunger Games, teens were flocking to the theaters to see their favorite book-turned-movie. Things have certainly changed, as the last The Hunger Games movie, Mockingjay Part 2, did not fare well at the box office. Movies like Divergent and The Mortal Instruments tried to regain the market, but failed to make the impression The Hunger Gamesmade. The genre did seem to be immortal before now.
Now, with The Hunger Games movies officially done, are YA movies just not something moviegoers want to see? New YA movies like The 5th Wave and Allegiant: Part 1 were total failures both critically and commercially. Now, Before I Fall is the movie that will try to regain this dying franchise.
Before I Fall follows the story of Samantha Kingston, a high schooler with an attitude. She has it all: good looks, a beautiful boyfriend, and a popular group of friends. However, her life quickly takes a turn when she gets stuck reliving the same today over and over again. While Before I Fallis nowhere near the quality of The Hunger Games or Groundhog Day, this YA thriller has a charm of its own.