Director: Neil Burger
Writers: Evan Daugherty (screenplay), Vanessa Taylor (screenplay)
Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
21 March 2014 (USA)
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.
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Went to see Divergent with the husband and 12 year old daughter. None of us have read the book. Over all the whole family really enjoyed the movie. The premise was interesting and there was enough action and suspense to keep me watching. There were parts that were drawn out a bit too long like a gaze lasting too long or a quiet reflection we could have done without. I don’t know how big a part the romance plays in the book, but I was glad it wasn’t a big focus of the movie. They were definitely going for the dystopian feel. But the other side of that blade is Tris and Four went from wistful gazes to “I love you” pretty quick. And I could nit-pick the bejeezus out of the world building, but my guess is a lot of details had to be left out from the book so I don’t hold that against the movie.
The movie did nail the characters journey from the fear and hopelessness to the triumph and courage like you would expect in a dystopian story.
I liked all the characters: Kate Winslet played a terrific bitch, Theo James (sigh) was a fun brooding hero and while I had a hard time accepting Shailene’s innocent wide eyed cover-girl face, Tris is a strong and realistic female character. She was given no slack because she was a girl in the Dauntless training and even though she got beat the hell up by some of the boys, she used her brains to her advantage and not some superpowers to overcome the odds.
|first kiss scene here, yeah, can't say I blame her|
Do you need to see it on a big screen? No, but if you want to get out of the house and enjoy the theater experience then it is worth a matinee price.
3.75 “Diverging” Sheep