The trailers on Divergent were a little fuzzy, as I didn’t really get what the movie was all about. Now that I’ve seen it, I have to do a little comparison to The Hunger Games. Like the Hunger Games, the world was categorized into sections. In Divergent, there is 1 choice from the existing 5 categories one can choose to spend their life perusing. There’s no going back once the choice is made. Like Hunger Games, the government totally rules every aspect of your life.
The one thing you don’t want to be is a Divergent. Being a Divergent is a death sentence since a Divergent cannot be controlled. The movie starts out with a seemingly normal family. Ashley Judd plays Natalie, the mother. Tony Goldwyn of TVs Scandal plays Andrew, the father. Their son and daughter (Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley) plays Caleb and Tris, respectively. The 2 children have come of age to be tested and classified in one of the 5 categories. The adventure starts when the children pick their respective category and begin their life training. The movie focuses mainly on Tris who is the Divergent. Kate Winslet plays one of the villains and does quite a convincing job. While Divergent doesn’t quite reach the heights of The Hunger Games, it is close enough to rake in mega bucks and earn a place on the box office hall of fame. I wasn’t jumping up and down but I was entertained. All in all, not bad.