Another teen drama based on a best selling book series set in a dystopian future where the government wants to control you by segregating the population into them and us. Yes, Divergent is another film aimed at that still breathing Hollywood cash cow, the tween/teen market. Yes, I’m a little on the cynical side, but should I really be, because lets face it, back in my day it was basically the same. Except it was set in a galaxy far, far away, and the trilogy wasn’t four films long. And it wasn’t based on best selling books.
Oh dear, I’m off on a tangent. If you don’t know anything about Divergent, you’re probably not the target audience. But watch the trailer and you’ll soon figure out the plot.
Divergent is a good enough film for a night out (even if you’re not the right demographic) but that’s about it. It’s a by the numbers film that ticks all the right boxes and brings the book to life for the legion of adoring fans. The main problem, though not so for the fans, who already know exactly what happens, is that the film is oh so predictable and so terribly safe.