DIVERGENT is an action-adventure film set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader (Kate Winslet) to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four (Theo James) and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late. Based on the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth.
- Shailene Woodley as Beatrice “Tris” Prior
- Theo James as Tobias “Four” Eaton
- Ansel Elgort as Caleb Prior
- Ray Stevenson as Marcus Eaton
- Kate Winslet as Jeanine Matthews
- Zoë Kravitz as Christina
- Maggie Q as Tori
- Mekhi Phifer as Max
- Jai Courtney as Eric
- Miles Teller as Peter
- Ben Lamb as Edward
- Ben Lloyd-Hughes as Will
- Christian Madsen as Al
- Tony Goldwyn as Andrew Prior
- Ashley Judd as Natalie Prior
- Amy Newbold as Molly Atwood
- Justine Wachsberger as Lauren
I’ve read the book and when I heard that they’re making Veronica Roth’s novel a movie, I was excited on how they’re going to give justice on a good book.
Like what I said I was ‘excite’ at first, but when the cast and the director of the film started talking crap about my first love, “The Hunger Games“, I started getting pissed at them and I kinda lost interest on the film. (One of my favorite THG fansites, THG Australia actually posted her opinion about all these dissing and she made a very good and yet still very funny post about it, check it out)
I know that they’re always going to compare ‘The Hunger Games’ with other YA Novels, especially with ‘Divergent’ because both books are about a female teenager living in a distant dystopian world. But the plot of ‘The Hunger Games’ is very much driven by the games itself. It is a circumstance out of the control of Katniss – she makes decisions based on the situation that she is in. The plot of ‘Divergent’ however, is driven by the choices made by Tris – her choice to choose Dauntless, her choice to jump first, her choice to trust her friends, her choice to lie or to choose when to be selfless and when to be selfish. So Divergent is very much like a ‘Choose your own adventure’ for Tris. THG is situation driven. Divergent will NEVER be the next ‘The Hunger Games’ so people need to STOP saying that.
Well, moving on. A friend of mine, who’s never read the book, invited me to watch the film. and I said ‘yes’, because even though I dislike the director and some of the cast members, I still like the story and I’m curious on how the film turned out.
In my opinion it was good. I didn’t like the narration part, It was kinda annoying. But I get it, they did that for those movie goers who hasn’t read the book. The acting was good Shailene (Tris) and Theo (Four) were good, “Theo’s hot”, that’s what my friend kept saying, and I agree . Kate Winslet (Jeanine) was as usual amazing. But other than those three, the other cast members were OK, I wasn’t that impressed with their acting.
Theo and Shailene do have a chemistry. I also like Christina (Zoe), I wasn’t really a fan of her while I was reading the book, but Zoe did good in portraying her. They are some funny parts. The fight scenes were OK. I loved all jumping, zip-lining and climbing parts, they were thrilling to watch.
I have this thing, whenever I watch a film even though I’ve already read the book and I know what’s going to happen, I still do this thing where I say “C’mon,c’mon,c’mon” internally, every time there’s something exciting,suspensive that’s going to happen or if something bad is happening. But I never did that with ‘Divergent’.
Like what I said earlier, it was good, it wasn’t like ‘The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones’ which was written so well, but turned out in to a crappy, vague movie. Even though you haven’t read ‘Divergent’ you’ll still understand the story. So go see it if you want or whatever. hahaha