Divergent (2014) - PG 13



Thankfully, in my opinion, this is 3/4 faithful to the book.  Almost everything that happened in the movie is how I imagined it to be.  Sure, there were some changes for cinematic purposes, but some of them were forgivable.

Shailene Woodley, nowadays, looks more glamorous and beautiful, but here, since she plays sixteen-year-old Tris, she looks a little bit plainer than usual, so she was overshadowed, at least physically, by the handsome Theo James.

Some people were comparing this to THE HUNGER GAMES, but I believe that the only thing similar about them is their being dystopic and post-apocalyptic. Other than that, the stories and the twists are totally different.  

If people were to ask me what story I like better, I would choose Veronica Roth's trilogy over Suzanne Collins' best sellers, even if I like both sets.






Oh how I want to be in Tris' place(haha!)

Theo James and Shailene Woodley have a good onscreen chemistry.  They definitely gel and I think they should be given more projects beyond ALLEGIANT.


Theo James is such a hot and sexy young man.  I think he's more good looking than Shailene Woodley, but their team-up works.  I can't wait for INSURGENT



From imdb:

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.
Director:  

Storyline

Set in a futuristic dystopia where society is divided into five factions that each represent a different virtue, teenagers have to decide if they want to stay in their faction or switch to another - for the rest of their lives. Tris Prior makes a choice that surprises everyone. Then Tris and her fellow faction-members have to live through a highly competitive initiation process to live out the choice they have made. They must undergo extreme physical and intense psychological tests, that transform them all. But Tris has a secret that she is Divergent, which means she doesn't fit into any one group. If anyone knew, it would mean a certain death. As she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, this secret might help her save the people she loves... or it might destroy her. Written by anonymous
From wikipedia:
Directed byNeil Burger
Produced by
Screenplay byEvan Daugherty
Vanessa Taylor
Based onDivergent
by Veronica Roth
Starring
Music byJunkie XL
CinematographyAlwin H. Küchler
Editing byRichard Francis-Bruce
StudioRed Wagon Entertainment
Summit Entertainment
Distributed bySummit Entertainment
Lionsgate


Divergent is a 2014 American science fiction action film directed by Neil Burger, based on the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth. The film is the first installment in the Divergent film series and was produced by Lucy Fisher, Pouya Shabazian, and Douglas Wick, with a screenplay by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor.[4] It stars Shailene WoodleyTheo JamesZoë KravitzAnsel ElgortMaggie Q,Mekhi PhiferJai CourtneyMiles Teller, and Kate Winslet.

The story takes place in a dystopian post-apocalyptic version of Chicago where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Beatrice Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned that she is Divergent will never fit into anyone of the factions and soon learns a sinister plot brewing in her seemingly perfect society. The film was released on March 21, 2014 in the United States. A sequel,Insurgent, is scheduled to be released on March 20, 2015.

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