Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Divergent

In a world divided by factions based on virtues, a young teenager named Tris is learning that she's a Divergent and won't fit in any factions. When she discovers a plot in order to destroy Divergents, Tris and Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.


Fans will be pleased as Divergent is actually working well on the big screen and people who didn't read the book are easily drag into this both dark and really realistic world as well. Neil Burger did some good direction choices; Artistic direction and special effects are great. The two and a half hour run time of the film was not unbearable, mostly thanks to Tris character and an interesting plot. On the one hand, Tris' character starring the neo-Jlaw: Shailene Woodlay is ambitious as we're able to see, due to how the movie is shot, her external ad internal experience as well. We got to see how she becomes so strong through the film. On the other hand, Four (Theo James) is a sort of mysterious military leader but everything change when he meets Tris and fall in love with her, his character opens up progressively. Plus, Jeanine played by our beloved Kate Winslet, believes that the rigidity of the factions maintains peace. She knows as thus everyone, that there is such a thing as the Divergents and that those people are messing with the purity of the factions. She wants to exterminate them. Divergent belongs to teen movies, such as Hunger Games (hard not to link both of them) and many more. Combats made Hunger Games looked fake and pointless. But it's not only a franchise piece or a teen novel full of action scenes. I feel like there's so much more than that. I mean a concept; We as human being, we all want to come from somewhere, count for something, be true to who we are, to follow a path we chose. For instance, Four back tattoos are symbolic of what he intends to be. Each one of us went through idealistic questions, and I am not afraid to say that is tough work. This film is dealing with very important values. 


Overall, it seems like every popular books nowadays, especially if it's a book serie targeting young adult, is being turn into a movie franchise but actually what's most surprising is that it's not that bad. Don't miss it!  

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