Divergent is an American science-fiction movie directed by Neil Burger, it was released in April 2014. The principal actors are Shailene Woodley (the girl who played in “The fault in our stars”), Theo James and Kate Winstlet.
I think that this movie is very interesting because he gives us an original glimpse of what the world could be after another war. The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic world in Chicago. After a war, the society has been divided in five factions : Abnegation, Dauntless, Erudite, Candor and Amity to preserve the peace.
But there is also another faction : that of the outcasts who don’t have any faction and live in the city as clandestines. People are divided in these factions according to their personality trait. Until the age of sixteen, children live with their parents and are in the same faction as them. At sixteen, all the teenagers take a test which will define their principal personality trait.
The main character of the movie is Beatrice alias Tris (Shailene Woodley). She lives with her parents and her brother in the Abnegation community. Beatrice who has reached 16 years old, takes the test to know her personality trait. The test reveals that she is “divergent”, in fact she possesses all the personality traits of the society. The “divergent” are tracked by the State, so she must protect her secret. She is totally disoriented and doesn’t know which faction she could choose during the assembly. Nevertheless, Beatrice distinguishes herself because of her strength and her audacity. Moreover, she has an attraction for the Dauntless faction because she sees a kind of freedom in it. Then, Tris endures the rough universe of the Dauntless who are the warriors of the State. The training is really hard, it is based on the control of the most intimate fears.
Tris will realise after her integration among the Dauntless that the State schemes a diabolical operation with the Erudite. She is the only one who can save the society and foil it from the threat of the State because she is “divergent”.
Neil Burger tries to draw a world which looks like our world, much more than we would want to believe it. This movie imparts a lot of energy and action. The script is particulary interesting and well led. I advise all the people who search action, suspense, science-fiction and love story to take the time to watch it.