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
WHO IS IT FOR?
Anyone who enjoyed the Hunger Games movies will ___.
THE BOTTOM LINE