Monday, April 07, 2014

"Divergent"

Divergent - A Bit Of A Spoiler

I've just been to see the film 'Divergent' at the Showcase Cinema. I really loved it!

The film stars: Shailene Woodley, the very handsome Theo James, Ashley Judd, Zoe Kravitz....and the lovely Kate Winslett.The film is a Sci-Fi action film based on the novel of the same name. It tells the story of how people are divided into smaller groups/factions, depending on human virtues. The five factions are: Selfless, Peaceful, Truthful, Intelligent and Brave.

Beatrice takes an aptitude test and they discover that because she has several different factions which relate to her being Divergent, it means that she can think independently therefore proving a threat to society. She's asked to keep her test results quiet in case she gets found out and subsequently killed because of it.

There is a 'Choosing ceremony, a little like a graduation, ah I remember mine well. ;)  Beatrice chooses Dauntless (Brave) as her chosen faction.

She then has to go through various physical initiation tests, however after starting off a little poor, she makes a remarkable improvement and before long she is considered to be the best. ;)

After the Dauntless training she is then put through simulations in order to help her face all of her fears. She excels at all of the tests.

Beatrice soon learns from her brother that the Selfless faction are plotting to become the ruling faction. Beatrice puts her trust in Four and she falls in love him. He prepares her for the final initiation test, which she passes with flying colours.

The plot continues and everyone is injected with a mind-controlling serum. There is an attempt to take over all other factions. Beatrice, along with trusted friends and family members, goes back to Dauntless and they try to stop Janine from her mission by injecting her with the serum and ordering her to stop and delete the programme.

I suppose I can be a bit of a Divergent. I feel quite brave, so you call me Beatrice if you like.;)

It is a very good film and well worth a watch. I can't wait to see the sequel.

SmileyRoseFrances x  :)

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