This is my first movie review, since I don’t usually do them, but Divergent is something I’ve been dying to talk about! I personally found it to be an amazing book to movie adaption and I’m already excited for Insurgent. I’d love to hear your opinion about it and this post will probably be the first and the last time I use GIFS :p
First off, the setting for the movie was amazing. I loved how the dystopian Chicago looked and it was exactly how I pictured it to be while reading the book. The faction system was well explained, too, something I thought was helpful for people who hadn’t yet read the book.
My favorite part of the movie has to be the characters, and the actors who played them. I liked Divergent (the novel), but due to me not liking Tris that much, it kept Divergent from being a favorite of mine. I just found Tris to be kind of cold and not relatable in the novels. However, Shailene Woodley really brought Tris to life and she was so much more likable to me in the movie. I was rooting for her the entire time and I admired her so much more, especially in that jumping off the edge scene.
My favorite character was definitely Four, played by Theo James, my new favorite actor ;) He’s definitely insanely attractive, but not only that, it was so obvious how much he cared about Tris. The scene involving his fears was so heartbreaking to watch, but I loved how you watched his and Tris’ relationship grow over the course of the movie.
The plot kept me on the edge of my seat and I feel like they did a great job fitting all the major events in the novel into a 2 1/2 hour movie. Granted, it’s been a while since I’ve read it, but I feel like they kept the movie pretty loyal to the book.
The friend I saw it with said she loved the romance, but found the movie to be very sad. While I was already expectant of certain things, I can definitely understand why people would feel that way. What did you think of the movie? I’d love to hear other opinions on it :)I’d highly recommend it and give it 4.5 out of 5 flowers.