Fortunately for Tris her results are kept secret and she goes on to join the Dauntless faction; a posse of fearless adventure types used for military service.
As the rest of the plot unfolds Tris goes through various trials and tribulations, discovering more about her divergent qualities and the contradictory prejudices of a factioned society. Towards the end we finally see Tris subvert the system and rally her faction to her cause setting up a revolt that will carry us through to the remaining two instalments of the trilogy.
The production value is very high for this movie and it has a consistent pace that balances action and exposition neatly without being to clunky. The acting is really good across the board with a broad contrast of characters.
I’ve not read any of the original Divergent novels written by Veronica Roth so I can only relate to the film version here, but I thought that the psychological aspect of the plot was handled intelligently whilst still being very entertaining.
What I like about this approach is it’s unashamed attempt to show how a segregated society could possibly function for the benefit of it’s citizens, if handled correctly. Controversial I know, but I have to say I felt comforted by this idea. But then again, as an INFJ I’ve always wanted to belong to a tribe of my own kind.
2. Blue Valentine. And here we have yet another tale of a tortured relationship between an empath and femme fatale. I’m detecting a theme here..? This 2010 romantic drama was written and directed by Derek Cianfrance and stars Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling.
When I first saw this movie it was like being baptised by a truth that had been kept from me my whole adult life.
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