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Divergent (Movie) – Review

*Disclaimer* This review is for the MOVIE version only. Not everything said will translate across mediums to the BOOK version.* 

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Following a devastating war that wiped out most of ______, survivors living in Chicago have re-established society into a faction system. In the new governing system, citizens are split into one of five distinct factions based on ___ : kindness, bravery, honesty, intelligence, and selflessness. As a coming of age rite, each person undergoes testing to determine where they belong. However, when Tris Prior enters the test the results are inconclusive – an extremely rare occurrence _- divergent. ___-

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

Divergent debuted at #1 in the Box Office. It is being hailed by many as the “next Hunger Games.” Lead actress Shailene Woodley is on the cusp of being the next “it-girl.”   

A CRITICAL REVIEW

Divergent is one of those films that is unoriginal enough to be original. The obvious Hunger Games comparisons are valid (dystopian future, 12 districts/5 factions, nonconformist female lead, controlling government), as are similarities to Harry Potter (a test to place kids into factions/houses). Yet, despite the ___ the story is surprisingly fresh.

 

A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE

 

QUESTIONABLE CONTENT

 

TALKING POINTS/THEMES

 

WHO IS IT FOR?

Anyone who enjoyed the Hunger Games movies will ___.   

THE BOTTOM LINE

*Disclaimer* This review is for the MOVIE version only. Not everything said will translate across mediums to the BOOK version.*  WHAT IS IT ABOUT? Following a devastating war that wiped out most of ______, survivors living in Chicago have re-established society into a faction system. In the new governing system, citizens are split into one of five distinct factions based on ___ : kindness, bravery, honesty, intelligence, and selflessness. As a coming of age rite, each person undergoes testing to determine where they belong. However, when Tris Prior enters the test the results are inconclusive - an extremely rare occurrence _- divergent. ___- WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? Divergent debuted at #1 in the Box Office. It is being hailed by many as the "next Hunger Games." Lead actress Shailene Woodley is on the cusp of being the next "it-girl."    A CRITICAL REVIEW Divergent is one of those films that is unoriginal enough to be original. The obvious Hunger Games comparisons are valid (dystopian future, 12 districts/5 factions, nonconformist female lead, controlling government), as are similarities to Harry Potter (a test to place kids into factions/houses). Yet, despite the ___ the story is surprisingly fresh.   A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE   QUESTIONABLE CONTENT   TALKING POINTS/THEMES   WHO IS IT FOR? Anyone who enjoyed the Hunger Games movies will ___.    THE BOTTOM LINE

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Daniel Blackaby is a multi-published author, including the YA Fantasy trilogy The Lost City Chronicles and ____ When Worlds Collide: Stepping Up and Standing Out in an Anti-God Culture. During the process of penning his fiction he encountered many questions and few answers to the pivotal question of how a Christian should engage with the prevalent, contemporary pop-culture while maintaining their faith. Since then Daniel has made an effort to fill that void. Drawing on his BA in English, MDiv in Theology, and current PhD studies in the field of Christianity and the Arts, he has been speaking on the subject in schools, churches, and seminars around the country.