m. Ben Lamb as Edward
o. Christian Madsen as Al
p. Amy Newbold as Molly Atwood
q. Justine Wachsberger as Lauren
In the future, everyone will be classified in 5 different factions. These factions are Dauntless (the fearless), Erudite (the intellectual), Amity (the peaceful), Candor (the honest), and Abnegation (the selfless).
Divergent is the name for those who do not belong to any of those categories caused by the prominent characters they have; instead of having one special character, they have two or even more.
Before people were put into factions, it’s a must for them to take a proficiency test when they have reached the age of 16. Beatrice Prior (Tris) is one of the participants. However, she felt like something’s wrong. Turned out, the result showed that Tris has a perfect combination of The Abnegation, Dauntless, and Erudite faction, which makes her a divergent.
A lady named Tori who’s doing the test on Tris told her to conceal the secret about her being a divergent. Because, apart from being in different group, the divergents were assumed to be very harmful and have a tendency to harm other factions.
For these reasons, Tris strived to be accepted in Dauntless, the faction that she really admired. She tried to be sincere in bravery tests that could bring danger to her.
Surprisingly, one of her instructors, Four, was also a divergent. Tris and Four then tried to stay alive during the time the government was trying to eliminate divergents. By enforcing the justice from Erudite (which was lead by the genius and dangerous Jeanine Matthews), Jeanine tried to make Erudite the biggest faction. Moreover, Tris’ brother (Caleb) was accepted in Erudite.
Being a huge science fiction lover, I love this movie so much. I find this movie really fun and catchy. The story is a good combination of adventure, science, and a little bit of romance.
I have read the novel. I’ve seen that there are a few differences on the novel version and the movie version. I personally think that the book is so much better, but I don’t think that the movie is awful. I understand that the book is really long, I even needed a few days to finish it. Therefore, I know that it would be impossible to take everything from the book. But all in all, I think I enjoy the movie so much, so much that I just can’t take it out of my mind.
But anyway, let’s discuss about the casts. I personally think that Shailene Woodley played her role as Tris really well. Tris is described as someone simple, unadorned, but somehow brave and strong. Tris is also my favorite character in this movie. But Theo James did good as well at playing his role as Four.
I feel like I enjoy the movie so much. That’s personally why I chose to review this movie. I feel like the movie was actually worth the hype (it became so popular once it was released) and I guess a lot of people also love the movie the way I do.