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REVIEW: Divergent

 
REVIEW: Divergent
Posted March 20th, 2014 @ 12:59pm by Derek Sante - Review Nation

By Derek Sante - Review Nation
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Set in a world that is divided by the people, and supposedly, for the people. Divergent bring class warfare into the everyday. We follow a young girl named Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) as she emerges from her upbringing to redefine herself and her way of life. Unfortunately, when she finds herself, she also discovers an anomaly that if discovered could be disastrous.

Hiding in plain sight and working to understand an emerging conspiracy are only two items on the to-do list. Tris must survive her new and violent station in life as well as her growing interest in her leader named Four (Theo James). Twists, turns and danger spill out of this movie as girl-power gets put to the test when a power struggle for the city comes to light.

A movie more interesting than the first Hunger Games, Divergent has many options for an all-out war. Meanings that are less than "hidden" and life lessons softened by love and companionship are plated in heaping portions. Aiming to be likened to many popular brands, I look forward to the opportunity of Divergent breaking ground in some way when it moves into its sequel.

Grade: B-
MPAA Rating: PG-13

Running time: 2hr 20mins.

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