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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Divergent by Neil Burger, 2014 (PG-13)

with Shailene Woodley (The Descendants), Kate Winslet (Sense and Sensibility, The Reader, Titanic, Mildred Pierce, Contagion), Theo James (Underworld: Awakening), Ansel Elgort, Ray Stevenson (Thor 2: The Dark World, Thor), Zoë Kravitz (X-Men: First Class), Maggie Q, Jai Courtney (Jack Reacher), Miles Teller (Rabbit Hole), Ashley Judd, Tony Goldwyn, Mekhi Phifer

Born into a civilization in the distant future, Beatrice is a teenager who learns that her unique cognitive skills make her useful to the authorities. Over time she discovers that she's a Divergent, and thus slated for elimination by the government.

I really wanted to see this movie. I love new ideas of how a society functions, dysfunctions, and evolves, based on rules, evolution, such as In Time, Oblivion, The Hunger Games... the movie is well made, the acting great, the story catchy... The only thing is the feeling of deja vu, with severe similarities with The Hunger Games and her main character, and somehow a little feel of Harry Potter when choosing your category. I'll keep watching anyway the sequels, and probably wind up reading the books, but felt a little deceived.

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