There seems to be a trend of young adult book adaptations that feature a female protagonist in an unjust society in which they must try to ‘find’ themselves. I would put Divergent on par to the Hunger Games with one exception. The lead. In the Hunger Games movies, Katniss fit the appearance of a girl who could hold her ground against a beast. The same is less so for Beatrice, who despite all that training, still looks like she can break after a solid punch.

Aside from the character appearance, the story was predictable and a bit focused on the attractiveness of the stars than anything else. I’d recommend this as a background movie, but not one to watch if you’re looking for substance.



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