The Divergent Series

5 out of 10 stars

More Plot Holes than Portland's Pot Holes

I am reviewing this entire series (all three movies).


Futuristic dystopic film about 5 different and distinct factions who live in a fenced up and bombed out Chicago. The persons innate virtues will dictate which faction they will go to. Although, if a person doesn't agree with which faction they belong to (this is done by testing), they can just go and pick another faction. If they change their mind after that, then they get tossed into the factionless. Our hero, Tris Prior (played by Shailene Woodley), finds out she is a divergent (she doesn't fit into any of the 5 factions), she decides to go to Dauntless (the soldiers and the enforcers of the city). Dauntless are the badasses of the entire city. Well, of course one faction, the Erudites (the most intelligent faction), wants power of the city and they want all the Divergents dead. I guess the Divergents (which aren't a faction) pose a threat to the entire city.

I really like Shailene Woodley and Theo James. They are very good actors. The supporting actors are great as well. As much as I tried to like the film it just felt like there were too many plot holes. I understand what the film set out to do, but it falls serious short. I do like some of the action in it but the story really didn't do it for me. However, if you have nothing to do, because your tinder date ghosted you and you need something mindless to do on a Saturday night, then by all means watch this. Conclusion, if the Matrix had an illegitimate child with the Hunger Games you would have this film series. There I said it.

They made three of these. They were going to make a 4th film, but for some reason they just couldn't get it greenlit by Hollywood. Not sure why.