Divergent (2014)

Director: Neil Burger

Synopsis: Set in the future in Chicago, IL, the society is welly divided into 5 factions. Abnegation the selfless, Dauntless the brave, Erudite the intelligent, Candor the honest, and Amity the peaceful. Growing up, children are set in the faction that their parents have chosen for themselves. When they reach the age of 16, they must choose to either stay in their faction of birth, or transfer into another faction of their own choice. Helping them make the decision is a test that tells them what faction they will best fit into, and most choose that.  Beatrice Prior must make the decision to stay with her family in a faction she feels she isn’t right for, or to transfer into another faction and leave her family behind. What follows is a highly competitive initiation into her new faction, where the new Tris is forced to make some hard decisions. She is also faced with a secret about herself that she must keep, otherwise could lead to her own elimination. Tris juggles all the struggles of being a teenager, along with initiation into her new home, with this secret lying beneath her that could tear the city apart.

Review: This action packed movie really kept me on the edge of my seat. I really enjoy movies that aren’t predictable and create suspense, and this was one. Although all of the negative feedback given from this movie, I did find it to be not as bad as it was made out to be. It does seem to be a kind of spin off of The Hunger Games, which also was an enjoyable movie to me, so maybe I just like crappy movies. I never read the book that this movie was created from, which always seems to make the movie seem better, because when you read the book first, the movie never compares. Anyways, I would recommend this movie to anyone who like a dramatic adventure movie.


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