Divergent: Movie Review
Yesterday evening I went to the cinema to watch a film I had been waiting to see for quite some time! It’s called Divergent! I have read all the books, and you can see my review of the last one, Allegiant, here. The film stars many well know actors/actresses like Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet and Miles Teller.
The film follows the plot of the book. Beatrice lives in a world which is split by factions based on different beliefs. When she takes a test that shows her she is Divergent, she learns she will never fit into just one faction. Four, a friend she quickly makes discovers a plot which is to erase the threat of Divergents. Can Tris and Four stop it in time?
What I really liked about the film was that it stuck to the book, which is what book-fanatics like me love! There were some scenes which weren’t there, like the butterknife one and also the celebration of a certain death (I am trying not to give too much away for those who haven’t read it yet!) but it did keep the most important things in there, and some small details too. I loved the clothing and the landscapes, I thought they were appropriate and detailed enough to satisfy me. I loved the use of camera angels… especially these three moments: when Beatrice’s hair is being cut, when she is pulling on the brake from the zipline, and lastly a small moment when Tris leaves Toni’s side in the tattoo shop and then reappears.
My main problem with the film was that it took away all the juicy gore! In the ring when they fight, the most I saw were bruises and bloody noses. Nothing too terrible. Also, Peter is supposed to be more cruel. In the film he was lightly teasing, but in the book he’s picking Tris up and slamming her against the wall. There is just more violence in general. I feel bad saying I want more violence but I did 😛
I loved Shailene Woodley’s acting, I think she did a brilliant job in the role of Tris. When I first saw the cast choice I wasn’t sure, but now, I definitely am. I liked Theo James acting as well. Some of my mates think he is super smexy but sadly I don’t agree 🙁 He is just okay as he is ^.^ (But Joseph Gordon-Levitt… now that’s a different story >.>)
Anyways, I am looking forwards to going and seeing Insurgent when it comes! The film was directed by Neil Burger. The film runs for 139 minutes and is rated a 12. Many questions are comparing this to Catching Fire and I would say… Catching Fire was a better film! But Divergent sure does come close. Now go watch it 😀
Olivia-Savannah Roach x
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