Saturday, I had the pleasure of seeing Divergent! I had really wanted to see it on opening weekend, but didn’t have the chance to. I’m glad I got to see it on the big screen, though—it was definitely worth it. Firstly, going to the theater was WAAAYYYYY cheaper than usual, because I went to a different theater (usually, I go to AMC). I got a huge thing of popcorn and the biggest cup of Coke I’ve ever had in my life for a really decent price 😀
Divergent was so incredibly awesome! I was very pleased with it. I loved it, I loved it, I loved it. It was epic, intense, action-packed—basically everything I’d hoped for. There were some minor problems I had with a few things they changed (why couldn’t Christina have gotten the flag?), but the movie was so well-done that it outweighed all of my small complaints.
The acting was incredible, and all of my doubts I harbored about the actors vanished when I saw the movie. Shailene Woodley was perfection (I’m going to keep mentioning that throughout this review), as were Theo James (who definitely grew on me during the movie :D), Zoë Kravitz, and all the others who I was unsure about. That scene when Tris’ mom died got me teary-eyed. The fight scenes were awesome, too.
When I first heard that they’d cast Shailene Woodley as Tris, I was familiar with her, but I’d never seen anything she was in. Her acting skills in Divergent blew me away. I also love her voice—she sounded very innocent, but curious.
Theo James was one obstacle I had trouble overcoming until I saw the movie. I’d never heard of him (though I recently found out that he was on Downton Abbey), so I was skeptical. But OMG THEO JAMES IS, LIKE, TOTALLY AMAZING AND SO IS ANSEL ELGORT AND OMG I LOVE THEM they’re so handsome and amazing ^.*
Ahem. Sorry about that. My fangirl was showing, wasn’t it? (And, yes, I wore my Divergent shirt to the movie. In fact, after the movie, I was like, “I should have worn my boots! I would have looked more Dauntless!!!”)
When I saw Veronica Roth’s cameo, I literally jumped in my seat and whispered to my friend, “Oh my gosh, it’s her! It’s Veronica Roth!!!”
I’m very fidgety when it comes to watching movies, especially action movies. I was on the edge of my seat watching Divergent, even though I just reread the book a few weeks ago I had many sitting positions while watching:
For most of the really intense scenes (except for the one with Tris and her dying mom), I was grinning like a maniac. It made me laugh when I realized it, but it also got me thinking that I probably shouldn’t have been grinning. Divergent, when you think about it, is a very chilling and disturbing story. Maybe I was just SO DANG EXCITED that I couldn’t help but grin in anticipation. Heheh.
Overall, I really, really (really 100x) loved this movie. Like, a lot. Go see it if you haven’t, because I think you’ll like it, too! If you have seen Divergent, what were your initial thoughts? Did you love it? Not so much? I think I made clear what I thought of it 😀 Can’t wait for Insurgent, peeps!
*P.S. I own none of these pictures.