Movie of the Week: Divergent

I caved in… my nephew wanted to watch Divergent, and i went with him. I love these kind of dystopian stories, but from what I knew about this trilogy, I wasn’t sure I was going to like it. The story in itself is OK, although I have to admit that I’m a Hunger Games sort of person.

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I liked the movie, I really did, the set up was really well done, as well as all the destruction of the city and sceneries. I also liked the story although I found it somehow simplistic.

The acting though, I was not convinced with. Shailene Woodley and Theo James are Ok as the leading couple, but I didn’t find their performances compelling at all, which was a shame… I really liked Shailene in the The Descendants, but although I loved The Spectacular Now, I did not liked her in it. Maybe that’s what didn’t work for me… I honestly don’t know.

I’m not sure if I’ll give the books a chance, though :(…