Divergent (2014)

Divergent

Divergent (2014)

Director:

Neil Burger

Starring:

Shailene Woodley

Theo James

Kate Winslet

Plot:

In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she’s Divergent and won’t fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it’s too late.

Review:

First off I have not read the book. I read the sample but wasn’t compelled enough to purchase it or request it from the library. Came off as too teen for me, I can only take so much angst before my eyes roll out of their sockets. So I watched the movie.

I was pleasantly surprised. I went in with low expectations and now I want to read the books. There were a few places where my eyes were rolling, but the story was still compelling and interesting. I liked that she didn’t have two guys after her like in the Hunger Games.

It moved a little fast in places and I’m assuming there was a lot cut, story wise. The part with the kids jumping off the train and laughing was not cool looking, like I it was supposed to be. There were a few cheesy lines and I didn’t cry when the parents died so I wasn’t invested in the movie emotionally. Still I liked it and I look forward to the next one.

3.5/5

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