If you enjoyed the Hunger Games chances are you have been counting the minutes until Divergent hit theaters. Theo James is poised to become a star this year and Shailene Woodley could follow in Jennifer Lawrence’s footsteps and become an A-lister by headlining the new franchise. Kate Winslet is the bad guy or girl who is set on destroying them both.
The reviews for Divergent are both really good and really bad as you can see below but the film was just released out on Netflix and Redbox and you can now watch it on your computer.
It’s rare that a movie is as good as the book on which it’s based. It’s even more unusual when it’s better.
After nearly two and a half hours, you may still be hard-pressed to understand the point of “Divergent.” Let me save you some time: it’s to grab our cash as quickly as possible, before the Next Big Thing comes along.
In all candor, and with all the amity I can muster, “Divergent” is as dauntingly dumb as it is dauntingly long.
Despite two strong lead performances and a welcome dose of female empowerment, this somber tale feels too familiar and formulaic.