Director: Neil Burger
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet
Genre: Action Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country of origin: USA 2014 139 mins.
Released by e ONE
Based on the best-selling first novel in Veronica Roth's blockbuster YA series and set in war ravaged Chicago sometime in the future with a society compartmentalised into individuals that are 'erudite', 'dauntless' or 'divergent'. BeatricePrior (Shailene Woodley) takes her hallucinatory aptitude personality test at the Choosing Ceremony to determine which aptitude suites her best. It's not good news (or is it?) - Beatrice is a Divergent and that's rare and dangerous in an authoritarian regime.
You're reminded of 'The Hunger Games' but 'Divergent' is wooden, doesn't engage and the plot line is dull.
Nevertheless the fans of the book will support the film.