Movie Review: Divergent3/28/2014
Abnegation (selfless) | Amity (peaceful) Erudite (intelligent) | Candor (honest) | Dauntless (brave)
I actually read the book Divergent about three years ago and gave it a very good rating. It is the first book in a trilogy. You should consider reading it and maybe this one as well.
The plot: People are divided into five factions (see above) to keep society in order. At a certain age, you take a test to determine if you will stay in the faction you grew up in or join a different one. If you defy this test, then you can end up factionless or, even worse, Divergent.
Tris was born into Abnegation and realizes that she would fit into Erudite or Dauntless as well. She decides to join Dauntless while trying to keep her Divergence a secret. But when the rules start to break, it is her secret that will change the shape of her society forever.
To answer your questions, it is in the same vein as The Hunger Games--young girl goes against her dystopian society. But the difference between this movie and the first HG movie is that it was actually pretty good. It was just as dark as it needed to be, while showcasing a lot of the action scenes from the book. The fear landscapes are done well, and the movie is pretty strong from start to finish.
I can tell you that I was not initially impressed with the casting of Four/Tobias, but he eventually grew on me and everything else was practically how I had envisioned it.
Also, I recently watched a few movies on rental including About Time and it was quite cute. I would recommend that you see this feel good movie with some laughs. It does have some questionable time travel rules, of course, but it's really quite good once you get past that.About Time - ♥♥♥♥ | Ender's Game - ♥♥♥ | Frozen - ♥♥♥ | Captain Phillips - ♥♥♥ | Saving Mr. Banks - ♥♥♥♥So, have you seen any of these movies yet? Are they even on your radar?