If you read my reviews, you’d see that I reviewed the book, Divergent. As a Divergent fan I feel as if I do not review the movie, I am not giving Roth the justice she deserves.
The movie stars, Shailene Woodley as leading heroine, Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior. Theo James as leading love interest, Four.
As you know from my review from the novel, the story takes place in the future where a war has demolished the USA. The city of Chicago still stands, and inside this city, there are five factions. Candor the truthful, Amity the peaceful, Erudite the intelligent, Abnegation the selfless, and Dauntless the brave. Once one reached the age of sixteen they must take an aptitude test to help the teenager decide which faction to join because each faction defines who you are. Tris Prior doesn’t really know where she belongs, and when she goes to take the test she hopes to find out. But when her results come back inconclusive, meaning she is divergent, she continues to be confused about who she really is.
At the choosing ceremony the teens decide which faction they want to belong too. Tris decides to transfer from Abnegation to Dauntless. Throughout initiation she makes friends, enemies, memories and starts to feel like she fits in somewhere.
However, the reason I am writing this review is because the book and the movie weren’t similar like I was hoping it would be. The movie left out a lot of big events and characters that the book gave us.
For example, the dauntless born initiates start to friend Tris and in the movie, we don’t really get to see the dauntless born initiates. This was disappointing because some of my favorite characters were absent in the movie. Another thing the movie was missing was when a character gets attacked and stabbed in the eye. This was a big scene in the book that lead to several events in the rest of the trilogy.
But in the end, the movie did have a lot of good things. The movie really emphasized Tris and Four’s relationship and that is my favorite part because I am a hopeless romantic. I will admit I shed a tear or two when they shared their moments.
If you’re into the whole sci-fi, futuristic, action, violence, and love then Divergent is obviously something to do this weekend. I am proud of the cast and crew of the movie and cannot wait to see what Insurgent will bring in March of 2015.