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Divergent

Year : 2014 Director : Neil Burger Running Time : Genre : , ,
Movie review score
3/5

What’s it about?
Set in a post-apocalyptic world where humans are divided into factions based on their personality, we follow a young girl who shows signs of having all five qualities in equal abundance.

What did we think?
Anthony Sherratt says: Written by a youth for youths, the original storyline – while intriguing – is excessively black and white. As such the movie is a little clumsy and heavy handed in places. However having said that it is actually quite enjoyable and good escapism. Gritty enough to keep you interested and entertained.  I took a friend who hadn’t read the book and she really enjoyed it. It has action, adventure and romance so she came out of the preview buzzing. Fun but it won’t exactly stick in the memory. Well, not until the sequel next year.

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One Response so far.

  1. Tracey Campbell says:

    This was great! Just as good as the book and maybe better! I’m already looking forward to the sequel!

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