Society is divided into five factions; each representing a different virtue. The teenagers must decide if they want to stay in their faction or switch to another defining who they are for the rest of their lives. Tris Prior makes a choice that surprises everyone; Tris and her new fellow faction-members have to survive an initiation process which is very competitive to survive the choice they have made. They must pass extreme physical and intense psychological tests, that may transform them all. However, Tris has a secret, she is Divergent, meaning she doesn’t fit into any one group. If anyone knew, it would mean death. As she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to destroy her perfect society, she discovers this secret with the help of Four might help her save the people she loves or destroy her.
Released March 21, 2014
2 hr 23 min
PG-13: some sensuality, intense violence and action and thematic elements
Director: Neil Burger
Shailene Woodley- Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior
Theo James- Four
Kate Winslet- Jeanine Matthews
Ansel Elgort- Caleb Prior
Ray Stevenson- Marcus Eaton
Walking into this movie there were whispers of Hunger Games playing in the back of my mind even after having read the books, but I was determined to give this movie a chance to prove itself. Visually this movie was a delight, showing off Chicago in its decaying state and the costumes to of the five factions’ clothing that was just like a uniform. The various factions are introduced as Abnegation(selfless); Amity, (peaceful); Candor, (honest); Dauntless, (brave); and Erudite, (Intelligent) or of course the faction-less and they belong to no one.
Woodley, turns out to be recognizably human in the acting out of her character, Tris, who spends most of the film learning to survive in a very intense manner, whether it comes to leaping, tossing knives and risking death. Woodley brings this character to life and makes her vulnerable and real and lets us feel what it’s like to be in her shoes. She brings the emotion to the screen!
I wish the movie had answered a couple of questions. For instance like, why are the factions so divided. I have high hopes that other questions will be answered in the sequels.
The soundtrack for this movie was rather awesome featuring several songs by Ellie Goulding.
Overall, I would say that this movie is worth seeing even though there are a few slight differences between the book and the movie. These difference don’t ruin the movie experience.
I liked this movie and can’t wait for Insurgent to hit movie theaters.
Hope you enjoy this movie too!