|Shailene Woodley and Theo James|
Divergent, based on a series of young adult novels, is a PG-13 movie with its sights set squarely on those in the 12 to 16 age group. Needless to say the Movie Slut is not in the chosen demographic. So, she's channeled her inner 14 year old to write this review. Here goes.
So, like there was a big war or something and everyone in Chicago is in a group. I mean, like high school. You have your goody goodies, your jocks, your geeks, your leaders, like the class president and treasurer types.
When you're like 16, you take this test and you get assigned to a group and you have to be in that group for the rest of your life. Most people fit into a group, but then there are these people, like Tris, (She's the star of the movie.) who is like a goody goody and a jock and a leader, but she can't tell anyone because people like her are called Divergents and the people in power like Kate Winslet (She was like the mother in Labor Day), like don't like them. I mean they'll kill them if they find out.
Anyway, Tris like likes this hunky guy whose in the warrior group, (a jock) and he like likes her too. But they don't tell each other or anyone. Though I don't think they'd get killed for like liking each other.
So, I think this movie is pretty good. I think The Hunger Games was like kinda better and the Twilight movies, too. There are no vampires in Divergent. I guess that would be too divergent.
I overheard my mother saying this was a post-apocalyptic coming-of-age movie.