Divergent: Movie Review

By Sabrina Sisco
Staff Wrtier

Divergent, a movie based on the popular series of young adult novels by Veronica Roth, came out in theaters March 21.

In a post-apocalyptic Chicago exists a society where citizens are forced to choose one out of five factions. The selfless go to the faction Abnegation; Amity are peaceful and hardworking; Candor are the truthful; Erudite are intelligent; and Dauntless are the brave ones. Tris has learned that she is a divergent and will not fit in to any of the five groups, and realizes that someone wants her and other divergents destroyed.

Shailene Woodley plays the main character Tris. I think that she did a great job portraying the character. Theo James played the mysterious love interest, Four. I personally thought that he could get very corny but other than that he did a good acting job, too.

However, many people who have read the book did not agree with how the plot was altered.

“I thought Shailene was really good for Tris, but I thought that they got a lot wrong,’ said freshman Anna Walston, who has read the novel. “They got the end wrong and the capture the flag scene wrong.”

The movie targets young adult females and as a part of that audience, I’d say that it is a great movie.  If you haven’t read the book, you will still find it entertaining.

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