Posted by Cassandra T. in Divergent, Movie Reviews on March 20, 2014
Divergent is out in theaters! If you need a compelling reason to catch it now, we give you 5 awesome reasons why you should watch Divergent.
1) Spot-on Character Casting
The casting for these prominent characters are totally spot on:
Shailene Woodley as Tris: Not the traditionally pretty character, Tris is beautiful in her own way and her beauty grows on you. Shailene fits that description and portrays Tris wonderfully, especially with her transformation from hesitant brave wannabe to a true, determined warrior.
2) True-to-book Adaptation
Divergent fans will be delighted! Divergent is one of the rare books whose screenplay translated so well onto the silver screen, it’s even better than the book! Getting author Veronica Roth on to the movie as a co-producer was indeed a wise choice.
3) Emotional Scenes
A great movie is one which touches the audience’s hearts, and Divergent did amazing at this! From the get go, there are plenty of emotional scenes that will get you teary-eyed. The most touching one is where Tris’ mom dies protecting her. Divergent’s motto may be “Faction before blood”, but it is the blood ties and the sacrifices made which makes this movie so memorable. I teared more during the movie than reading the book!
4) Amazing Visuals
The level of attention to detail is amazing. The portrayal of dystopian Chicago and how the factions live and operate are very realistic. It’s so surreal, it draws you in. Fans of the Divergent series will certainly appreciate the attention to detail!
With Hans Zimmer providing the background music and Ellie Goulding singing on Divergent’s soundtrack, it is no wonder that the sounds are amazing! They add that extra depth to the movie. Check out the Divergent soundtrack here.
After seeing how awesome Divergent is, make sure you go catch it! This is one of the films where I can honestly say: Watch the movie and you won’t miss much from the book!
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