Excerpt: Comparisons to The Hunger Games are inevitable as we have another post-apocalyptic YA story involving pretty young people who become rebels against the hierarchy in their corner of the world. In this case following some devastating war, the surviving humans have been divided up into factions - and once you make your choice, you're there for life ("Faction before blood.") - and it seems to be working, you know, at the cost of human nature.
Excerpt: The movie is fun, and I won't repeat what everyone else has already reported - comparing it to other flicks of similar ilk, etc. I would like to make mention of the picture quality however as I found the compression to be to much, resulting in banding in several places which detracted from the viewing experience, as well as some black crushing along the way at night.
Excerpt: an interesting tagline when this movie itself is basically a B-Side version of The Hunger Games. Obviously Divergent has been and will always be compared to that movie, but things are slightly different but the overall look and feel is Hunger Game-ish. The cast is 'OK' in their performances and even high-profile actress Kate Winslet sleepwalks her way through various key scenes. Summit's blu features an outstanding PQ & AQ presentation with several featurettes to boot.
Excerpt: set in a futuristic world where people live in different fractions the smart fraction the helpful the police and so on once people come of age they get tested to see which fraction to join, but they can choose which one anyway. this is a story about a girl who gets tested but it turns out she is divergent which basically means she questions and doesn't' conform, and is a threat to the fractions. This movie is in the same look feel and style as the hunger games.
Summary: This has no reason being as good as it is, considering how many movies based off young adult fiction have been released on a yearly basis these days. But Divergent is surprisingly entertaining with a solid performance from Shailene Woodley as a leading lady and competent direction by Neil Burger. The supporting cast is good with the unfortunate exception of Kate Winslet as the villain, who appears to be the mustache-twirling offspring of Hillary Cllinton and Ann Coulter.
Summary: DIVERGENT is a thrilling 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...
Excerpt: In a cinema landscape that has recently been overrun by (mostly generic) teen novel adaptations, 'Divergent' is a better alternative. Like usual, the story is an action/sci-fi hybrid that sits in front of a social issue backdrop. The issues here involve class systems and loss of free will through higher powers. This commentary through-line, while not deep, is competent and carried out by utilizing great action to move the story forward.
Conclusion: This is an amazing sci-fi thriller and probably the best sci-fi of the year, the story is fantastic and very original, its really well paced out over the 2hr 19min run time, I found it very deep and absorbing constantly throughout with great characters that are interesting and build up really well with the story, the cast was perfect, lead actress Shailene Woodley is an amazingly talented and beautiful actress whom I hope to see more of, the effects and the music were...
Summary: Divergent has a great cast that makes the movie so much better. Shailene
Woodley is a great female lead who makes Tris believable and relatable. The movie has changes to the book, as most book to movie adaptations but
it's spectacular, visually stunning and has a good story.