Sunday, September 28, 2014

Divergent - 分歧者

Divergent (分歧者) is a 2014 film. The movie stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James. The supporting cast include Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Maggie Q, and Kate Winslet. The movie is an adaption of an young adult book of the same name.

In a future Chicago, the city is split up into 4 fractions in order to keep the peace. The city is walled off as the rest of the world seems to lay in waste Shailene Woodley plays Tris, who's about to choose her fraction as she comes of age. Along the way, she's challenged and has to overcome a life that's foreign to her. Her main trainer and her start to display signs of being Divergent, someone who doesn't fit into the 4 fractions. Divergents are eliminated. Tris fights back and now has to choose a life of hiding now.

The movie was pretty entertaining. I love these dystopian fiction in general. Because the worlds it creates isn't bound by the laws of our current world. Things happen and it can because its a different world! In this case, we have a world that seems to have destroyed enough of civilizations that they have to create a big wall and go into military rule.

The story or Tris and how she starts a revolution is interesting as this film does the set up. It starts with skills training and halts in the middle of a coming of age story. I am looking forward to the sequel.

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