Rose Joseph 16'
Recently, books-turned-movies dystopian society split into five different “factions” that control one’s job have been dominating box offices. Many films like The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and most recently Divergent have all been immensely popular. It’s no wonder why: the original books bring millions of fans eager to see their beloved stories on the big screen.
Recently, I watched the movie Divergent as a fan myself. Divergent takes place in a post-apocalyptic and place in society. The main character, Tris, is “Divergent,” meaning that she does not conform to any one faction and threatens the system. Tris battles this system and tries to remain human in a flawed society. At first glance, the "teenagers in a dystopian society" fad seems to make Divergent similar to every other recent sci-fi type of movie. But despite unavoidable cringe-worthy cheesy parts, Divergent is the perfect movie to watch on a Saturday afternoon. The actors did their part to convince the audience of their flawed, multi-leveled personas, and the cinematography and CGI (Computer Generated Images) were phenomenal. In addition, the movie was very true to the book, which as a fan, made me happy. Divergent, although it may be another typical teen-centered movie, was surprisingly good and should definitely be seen—but only after you read the book.
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