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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Not without merit, this YA adaptation is serviceable and features another fine turn by young Woodley. Seems so strange to see Kate Winslet doing 'paycheque' acting as she has always seemed above that. Production values are good its just the story that's underwhelming. One hopes the second installment will be an improvement.
The most boring looking sci fi film I've seen in years. It's not unwatchable and Woodley is actually quite good, but the script is fucking crap, the music is fucking crap, the cinematography is fucking crap, the editing is fucking crap, the lead actor looks like he wants to fucking crap, the action scenes are fucking crap, and I'm tired of those modern movies who want to depict violence without actually showing it.
Once upon a time, there was a director who shot a wonderful movie about a magician. Now, he's become a yes man for politically correct trashes like this film. If you're more than 25, you won't survive the first 15 minutes.here. Already forgotten.
Aesthetically shit, yes; but the fearless, sexually-charged and thoughtful central performances from Shailene Woodley and Theo James -- who also have fierce chemistry -- give "Divergent" more power than many concept sci-fi thrillers in recent memory.
I have to say that I love dystopian experiments in literature, ever since I read 1984 and Brave New World. But this is why Divergent and also The Hunger Games are so disapointing (and I want to believe the books have something going on there, but have lost the curiosity to go look). It's all so lazy. The only thing being done here, being set up, the plot, is: this is the place where there will be a fight. Come on!
How awkward it is watching the couple from the-teenage-cancer-movie-made-from-a-novel-by-John-Green playing brothers here? And is awkward enough to have two trilogies with a tough girl as main character at the same time.
Not as bad as everyone made it look. Its release was a perfect example of bad timing, which lead to comparisons to the Hunger Games franchise and to the lack of interest of an audience tired of young-adult-novel-adaptations. Keep an eye on Shailene Woodley. The gal has skills!