Movie Review: Divergent

Divergent is a movie adaptation from Veronica Roths’s novel. Divergent is the first installment of the trilogy. It is followed by Insurgent and Allegiant. The story is set in a world where people are divided into factions, Dauntless, Erudite, Candor, Amity and Abnegation. Each faction has their own trait fearless, smart, honest, kind and selfless. When a member of the community comes to age, they are no longer dependents of their parents and are compelled to choose their factions. The main character, Beatrice “Tris” Prior, is a divergent. Someone with diverse trait thus not belonging to any particular faction. And is considered a threat to the community. The plot unveils as Tris faces the challenges of a being a divergent. I will stop here now. I will not spoil the movie for you.

I have read the novel and its a very good movie adaptation. Of course no matter how we readers, insist that every detail of the book be put into a movie that is just impossible. But Divergent has given the novel justice. The details were 80% present and accurate. The description of the characters has really been put into life.


Shailene Woodley is a good choice. Although she might be a little bit too bulky for Beatrice’s description. Her acting was good. So is Theo James. He brought Tobias Eaton (Four) into life, just as he was described in the book.

Overall the movie is a good watch.  Its an action adventure with sprinkles of romance. Everything with just the right amount putting an excellent movie. Its  highly recommended with a rating of 8 out of 10.



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