Divergent 2014

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Divergent is a thrilling action-adventure film set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues.

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2 hours 19 minutes

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Divergent

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction
Director Neil Burger
Studio Entertainment One
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By L. Davidson VINE VOICE on 12 Oct 2014
Format: DVD
I really enjoyed this film even though it is probably aimed at a young audience. I identified with the chief protagonist,Tris, whose individuality renders her unable to fit into any of the five factions that make up a futuristic ,dystopian Chicago society. She is a Divergent, someone who cannot be pigeon holed into one category by the ruling elite. They see such types as dangerous ,unpredictable and a threat to social cohesion and they are hunted down and killed. Tris hides her secret and joins the daring ,warrior faction Dauntless.The film follows her progress as she undergoes a difficult training programme ,falls in love and tries to avoid detection. However in the background, one faction tries to usurp the governing role of another and this threatens Tris's family and the protective role of her Dauntless faction. Can she avoid detection and use her multi faceted skills to save the day ? "Divergent" is an exciting,imaginative film and is a critique of bad minded ruling elites desires to crush individuality and homogenise society into manageable ,ignorant little units. There's plenty of action,suspense and romance in this highly entertaining film.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Deanna Palmer on 28 Jun 2014
Format: DVD
I really enjoyed this movie based on the very popular YA novels by Veronica Roth, it provided everything I enjoyed so much in the books. This could be the new teen movie franchise with a fantastic cast, great customs and amazing story. I would recommend this film to anyone who loves action, romance and YA themes.
This movie stayed as true to the book as it could while not being the book.
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Format: Blu-ray
I've not read the book(s) so I can't really compare notes between the two but as a film I enjoyed Divergent. I think it survives the inevitable comparisons (with The Hunger Games) and has set up an interesting franchise of its own.

Shailene Woodley carries the film well as Tris, one of the Divergents of the title. Set in a seemingly barren post apocalyptic future, the last remnants of humanity are holed up in city protected from the rest of the planet by a surrounding wall. They have been largely divided into five subcultures (or factions) who all have their own specific roles to play in the society. Tris is a very rare thing, someone who doesn't fit into any of these factions, therefore she's Divergent.

I won't regurgitate the whole plot of course but we follow Tris as she attempts to find her way in this world and stay out of the clutches of shady government types who aren't too keen on Divergents. The film has much working for it - the future world is well realised and the acting is for the most part pretty good, including a couple of hissable turns from Kate Winslet and Jai Courtney.

There's a few twists and turns in the plot, some family drama, a fair bit of tragedy, a dose of romance (of course) and a suitable amount of action to keep things ticking along. The foundations have been laid for further installments and it looks like it's a story worth sticking with.
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56 of 68 people found the following review helpful By J. Collins on 19 April 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Based on the young adult novel (series) of the same name, Divergent is the story of a post-Apocalyptic Dystopian society (a future Chicago), where districts and livelihoods are seperated into "factions" according to personality traits and human virtues such as intelligence, bravery, selflessness and truth etc. These factions are known "Abnegation", "Amity", "Candor", "Dauntless" and "Erudite" The story focusses on Triss (Shailene Woodley) a young female from Abnegation (selfless) who on the day of the "choosing ceremony" (where 16 year olds choose which faction they will belong to) chooses to join "Dauntless" (brave) who police the streets of Chicago. In choosing to live in "Dauntless", Triss must leave her family behind, including brother Caleb (Ansel Elgort) who chooses to live in Erudite (intelligent) and her parents who remain in Abnegation (who govern all 5 of the factions). In order to succeed in Dauntless and avoid being "factionless" (the state of failing your human traits and being banished to the streets with no identity) Triss must prove she has what it takes to be brave, strong, courageous and fearless. Whilst she proves to be both brave and fearless, she also shows signs of being intelligent, selfless and truthful, making her "Divergent", a state which is considered dangerous by the Government. In order to avoid being killed, Triss must keep her "Divergent" status secret.

Meanwhile, Erudite run by the tyranical Jeanine (Kate Winslet) is plotting to overthrow Abnegation to gain control of the whole city.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Majan Man on 22 Nov 2014
Format: DVD
Garbage, utter garbage. Action packed my backside. To idealistic, absolutely no connection made with the characters in this film, it was all to easy for this character to join a different faction, and acquire their skill set. We never find out what it is that is outside the city, that these brave warriors are protecting the city from. Don't waste your money on this tripe.
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