Movie Review: “Divergent”


I’ve heard a lot of buzz over the recently released “Divergent”.  I never read the books as I don’t have much time to read these days and the theme wasn’t something that particularly interested me however I was interested to check out the movie to see what all the fuss was about. The movie takes place in a world after a huge war has caused the remainder of the population to live in fear and heavily trust in the bizarre society set up by the self-appointed government. Humans are separated into factions based on their personalities and virtues however a few people don’t fit into these “factions” called Divergents and are apparently a threat to society.

The movie follows the life of a young girl that must choose her faction and in turn discovers things about her life and their society that make her rethink everything she thought she knew. I found this movie to be fairly juvenile which makes sense since the book series is written for young adults. There is a love connection that is somewhat comical when I don’t think it was intended to be funny at all. The story was pretty predictable and followed so many of the typical plot twists that you’d expect from such a movie.

I found the film to be entertaining but ultimately frustrating as there were so many gaps in the story if felt as though the whole movie could fall apart at any moment. Divergent is a film that is intended for a much younger audience. I think teens would find this movie to be a great deal of fun and very age appropriate.

DIVERGENT is a thrilling action-adventure film set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader (Kate Winslet) to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four (Theo James) and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late. Based on the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth.

I received passes to the featured event in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions stated are my own.


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