By Matt Lewis
The film Divergent took a look at what Shailene Woodley would be like as a chick who is tough as nails.
Divergent opens in a futuristic Chicago landscape, post what appears to be an epic war that took place. Many of Chicago’s landmark buildings are badly damaged from the war. There is an eerie sense of dystopia when we see this world. We fear it. We know it could be very real if World Leaders (or even a single radical) play fast and lose with the rules of human decency and let another war of Worldly proportions.
Ms. Woodley stars along side Theo James, Kate Winslet and others who make up a great cast in this film. The characters have irony and drama written all over their faces.
We find out early on the plot and eventual outcome of this movie, but that does not detract from the greatness of this movie.
There are different sectors that the community has divided itself into to live. There are the truth-tellers, the helpers of man, the army and police, the homeless and I may be forgetting one or two sectors.
What is divergent? Divergent is when someone who is young takes a test to determine their best sector and isn’t given a clear result.
Where does the drama in this movie come from? It comes from Ms. Winslet’s character wanting to hunt and destroy all Divergent people.
We are rooting for Ms. Woodley when she goes to take her test to have a clear result, but alas she is given a Divergent path with multiple results. She then chooses to work and train with the army sector — convenient since she’ll need those skills later to thwart the plan to destroy her kind.
I personally really enjoyed this film and will once again let this movie speak for itself, so below is some information from the movie Website IMDb.
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Director: Gary Ross
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
Set in a futuristic dystopia where society is divided into five factions that each represent a different virtue, teenagers have to decide if they want to stay in their faction or switch to another – for the rest of their lives. Tris Prior makes a choice that surprises everyone. Then Tris and her fellow faction-members have to live through a highly competitive initiation process to live out the choice they have made. They must undergo extreme physical and intense psychological tests, that transform them all. But Tris has a secret that she is Divergent, which means she doesn’t fit into any one group. If anyone knew, it would mean a certain death. As she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, this secret might help her save the people she loves… or it might destroy her. Written by anonymous
Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis
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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG-13 for intense violence and action, thematic elements and some sensuality | See all certifications »
21 March 2014 (USA) See more »
$54,607,747 (USA) (21 March 2014)
$143,008,971 (USA) (6 May 2014)
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Did You Know?
Theo James did all of his own fight stunts with no stunt double. See more »
When Jeanine speaks to Tris in the Dauntless passage, Tris’ hair covers the cut on her ear. When the camera switches to the close-up, the wound is revealed and her hair is behind her ear. This switches throughout the scene. See more »
Four: You alright?
Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior: You cut me.
Four: I meant to.
Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior: You meant to?
Four: You think he’s going to let you off without a scratch? You’d still be standing there if I hadn’t hit you.
Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior: So am I supposed to thank you?
Four: You’re supposed to be smart. If I wanted to hurt you, I would’ve.
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I Won’t Let Your Go
Written by Gary Lightbody and Jacknife Lee
Performed by Snow Patrol
Produced by Jacknife Lee
Courtesy of Polydor Records