I was lucky enough to see Divergent 3 times. The below are my honest feelings and opinion.
First off let’s talk the the Divergent actors. Shailene Woodley is the perfect Tris. She knocked it out of the park with her acting. Theo James is Four. Zoe Kravitz as Christina was so spot on. It truly came natural for her. The whole cast was great. Maggie Q as Tori is definitely my favorite.
Divergent was shot beautifully and it stayed close to the book. We know that things of course had to be changed.
My 2 favorite scene had to be after the Choosing Ceremony. When I saw Tris and the other Dauntless Initiates running to catch the train something inside me leapt. My second favorite scene was of course the zip-lining scene! That is all that I’ll say about that. You’ll have to see the movie to know.
Shailene Woodley in this movie shows another side of herself. There is a scene in the movie (trust me you’ll know what scene I’m talking about when you see the movie) where Shai has to do a certain emotion and man did she nail it.
Veronica Roth also has a quick part in the movie. As soon as I saw her I had to clap and cheer because V is our girl. Without her this world wouldn’t have been created.
We all know that all book to movie adaptations has its flaws.
In the movie sadly, there was not much character development. We find out the character names and the different factions that the Dauntless Initiates came from, but we found out basically nothing else about them. We all know that Peter is pretty evil. In the movie I feel that his character should have definitely been developed more. We barely got to see Ben Lamb as Edward, but it is totally understandable. We also didn’t get the eye stabbing scene. It was filmed but was not in the movie.
Also something else, in Tris’ last fear simulation when Four was attempting to rape her I got a bit confused. That in no means is in the book nor should it have been in the move. Tris in no way ever thought that Four would rape her. She was scared of intimacy with him.
I absolutely loved this movie. I laughed and I cried. Yes I can enjoy something and think that it had it’s flaws.
Seeing this movie come to life on screen has made me so happy. It had it’s flaws yes, but all in all it was a good movie that I enjoyed entirely.The fact that we get to see another strong female leading a movie is amazing to me.
Insurgent will be even better. Loved the movie. Please go out and see this film. You will not be disappointed.
What were your thoughts on the move? Share in the comments.