Neil Burger + Divergent
Saturday, March 23 rd, 2019 at 00:03 am Dr Joy Browne
Director (s):
Neil Burger
Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet
Action Adventure

Divergent is based on the book of the same, which i did not read, starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James. The idea is that it is post-apocolyptic in a burned out Chicago and everyone is divided into one of several factions, you’re either Candor, which tells the truth, you’re smart, you’re Dauntless, which are the kind of guardians and police force, or you’re Amity, which are the nice people. We’ve got our wonderful parents and our brother, and we’re the nice people, but we get to choose what group we want to be in, but once we’ve chosen, we can’t go back. And so where will our heroine choose…I’m not going to give that away. Ashley Judd stars as mom, but she doesn’t have a whole lot to do here. Basically this is a story written for young adults, so therefore the movie is for young adults, as well, so the parents are the backdrops. This is this year’s Hunger Games, and I actually liked it better than Hunger Games, because not as many kids die. I thought it was smarter, and I think that every book learns from the success of the book just before it. Shailene Woodley will certainly be the new Jennifer Lawerence, Theo James is adorable, there are enough, there are enough cute boys in it to keep you entertained and enough action. It is kind of a silly movie, but it also fun to watch, and its going to make tons of money, but is too long, nearly two and a half hours. You can certainly see the appeal, not only for young adults, but for everybody. Its got good characters, and I love the fact that the new characters are strong women. 3.5 stars