Saturday, March 22, 2014


Young adult books, they have always been the craze for every young people right now and such examples like the Twilight saga or The Hunger Games are proven so popular, they spawned movie franchises like every other books converted into films that shares a little with the original formats. Now, 2014 sees the arrival of another one of those kind of books turned movies and this movie is based on the worldwide bestseller written by Veronica Roth. It's about a choice that will truly change your life forever. A choice that denies your beliefs, a choice determines your loyalties - forever, and a choice that CAN TRANSFORM YOU. It's the book Publishers Weekly states that it's a memorable, unpredictable journey from which it is nearly impossible to turn away.


Based on a phenomenal best-seller, Divergent is set on a post-apocalyptic Chicago after a series of wars that changed the world. In the world of Divergent, the society is divided into five factions dedicated to the cultivation of a virtue; Candor (honest), Abnegation (selfless), Dauntless (brave), Amity (peaceful), and Erudite (intelligent). For the main character named Beatrice (played by Shailene Woodley), she's neither of those factions because she possesses different virtues that is too enigmatic and classified herself as, you guessed it, a DIVERGENT. Desperate to keep her status a secret, she renamed herself as Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live on their choices.

Unlike any other movies based on young adult books, Divergent is quite a unique masterpiece to watch. Even though you find it to be poorly sorted and covers most but not all parts of the book, this movie can't be outlooked in the middle of your viewing pleasure. From dystopic thrills, risky decisions, unexpected romance, and the cliffhanger that will leave you breathless, Divergent really raises the bar to give fans the most exhilarating moments they ever heard of from the book.

Even though Shailene is proven to be a rising actress, she really managed to pull one out from the box and like the character, she is quite a fiercer, braver, and tougher actress ever to be appeared on the film and with Theo James keeping up with the love chemistry and Kate Winslet portraying a villain, this movie really knows what it should be.

It's all about following your choices, facing risky situations, think of your partner, and take precautions. Divergent really revs up the Spring movie lineup but it can be quite as deceptive as a bad relationship but better still, you can't overlook this in a middle of nowhere.

If you're planning to watch one, go a find out what the critics are raving about Divergent.

My rating: 3 out of 5.

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