Monday, March 24, 2014

Movie Review: Divergent

Movie: Divergent
Genre: Drama
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet
Rating: PG 13
My Rating: Two thumbs up

I was sort of surprised at everyone's reaction to this movie this weekend. I expected lots of, eh, it was okay. Or, eh, it didn't really work for me. Maybe I missed those people's reactions, but I didn't see that, and instead I saw everyone raving about it. So, the more I heard the more excited I became to see it myself. And we actually managed it despite a crazy busy weekend.

And I must say, I totally enjoyed it too! It followed the book really well, what I remembered of it (the book) anyway. This new actress, who we'll be seeing everywhere this year, did an awesome job. The guy was a little old for Four, but he nailed the character on the head for me. I love how he was so aloof and scary and mean at first and then warmed up into the sensitive guy we all know he is by the end.

All the casting was pretty awesome, though it was weird to learn that the dude playing Tris's brother will be her (though she will be Hazel then) boyfriend in an upcoming movie! They are both going to be getting around in the movie making scene this year!

Anyway, I found myself on the edge of my seat toward the end, biting my hands and dreading the next bit... especially the bit with Will. When it came I said out loud, "I hate this part!" I wonder what the dude next to me thought!

The music was awesome. A great theme that sticks in your head and some awesome drums songs to go along with Dauntless guys running all over and jumping off trains. Perfect.

Well, there's really not much else to say except it was fun and I totally enjoyed it. You should go see it! Really!

Here's the trailer:


  1. That's interesting because I feel like I've heard the reverse. Everything I read and friends I know were really disappointed. I haven't read the book because I'm not a big fan of dystopian novels.

    1. Rachel: Everyone I know liked it. I know some didn't, but I haven't been seeing much of that! Usually I don't listen to those people because they are almost always extremely picky when it comes to movie adaptations.

  2. I really like it too. I am hoping just maybe there will be a second movie. But we'll see.

    1. Angie: I heard that it's already in the works. :)

  3. I can't wait to see this! I'm hoping to go this weekend!

  4. Great review and I agree with you on your thoughts too . It was one of the better book to movie adaptation. I can't wait to see Marcus in action.

  5. I really like the movie too! I agree, I thought it followed the book quite well. There were a couple of things that bothered me, but over all I loved it! :)

  6. I liked it too and actually thought it was better than the book. I loved four! I pictured him just like that.



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