-Because Sometimes It’s Good To Have Variety
Release Date: 4thApril 2014
Where Seen: Local Cinema
Genres: Dystopian, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
Amazon Price: £12.25 (At the time of when I published the post)
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, which 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.
– Shailene Woodley (Tris)
– Theo James (Four)
– Zoe Kravitz (Christina)
– Ansel Elgort (Caleb)
– Miles Teller (Peter)
– Kate Winslet (Jeanine)
Based On: The Novel ‘Divergent’ By Veronica Roth. Check out my review for the last book in this trilogy ‘Allegiant’ Here.
What a Film! It’s as emotional and as brilliant as the original novel sticking very closely to the story. The casting wasn’t perfect with many of the younger actors looking too old for their intended age of 16 but the plot more than made up for this. It was nice to have a film that sticks to the book for once and does the novel justice (UNLIKE PERCY JACKSON *COUGH, COUGH*). The setting was amazing and I found it great to be able to see what the world looks like outside of my inner imagination. The death scenes were subtle but heart-breaking and it reinforced my opinion in that Tris is one of the bravest protagonists that have ever lived. The dauntless were exciting and brilliant; I would love to join them. The film showing why Tris was so attracted to them perfectly. My only hate was the really long establishing shot and the credits being played at the beginning of the movie – a pet hate of mine.
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Tori: You’re different. You don’t fit into a category. They can’t control you. They call it Divergent. You can’t let them find out about you
Four: I don’t want to be just one thing. I can’t be. I want to be brave, and I want to be selfless, intelligent, and honest and kind. Well, I’m still working on kind.
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