I think I’m a fan girl. I bothered Melissa literally EVERYDAY to get prescreening tickets to see Divergent this week (she delivered because she is AWESOME). And you know what? TOTALLY WORTH IT!
If you’ve read the Divergent series, you know how awesome the books are and I promise the movie is just as good. If you haven’t read the series, here is the synopsis of Divergent from the official website:
DIVERGENT is a thrilling action-adventure film set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader (Kate Winslet)to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four (Theo James) and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.
This is not one of those adaptations that require you to read the book to understand what is going on. Neil Burger, the director for Divergent did a great job taking the story created by Veronica Roth and putting it on the big screen so those who have never even heard of it can still enjoy it. However, with that said, if you’ve read the book, I do not think you’ll be disappointed at all. I’ve always been one to stand by the thought that the book is always better than the movie, but in this case, the book and movie may be tied for first.
I was also very impressed by the cast in the film also. The two main characters, Tobias “Four” Eaton and Beatrice “Tris” Prior are played by two people that are really up and coming; Theo James and Shailene Woodley, respectively. These two really knock it out of the park in my opinion, as do the other cast members such as, Ashley Judd, Kate Winslet, and Tony Goldwyn. Needless to say, there are a lot of big names to go see (and some really good looking cast members at that. Hello, Theo and Tony!).
Still unsure if you want to see the movie or not? Check out the trailer!
If you want to read the book before going to see the movie, you can purchase the book on Amazon or anywhere else books are sold. Like I said before, if you haven’t read the book, no worries! But I can’t recommend the book (or the rest of the series) enough.
For those that have read the book, what differences did you notice between the book and movie? I didn’t catch TOO many (nothing important) differences, but I’m interested to hear from you! Comment below with what you noticed the book had but the movie didn’t!
Disclaimer: I received two tickets to see Divergent for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.