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My 'Divergent' rant:
This movie blows new levels of absolute crap all over the screen. In fact, there are zero redeemable qualities to take away from it. I can't decide which was worse: the shallow, overly complicated, ridiculously plagiarized story that was hammered down our throats, or the issue of embarrassing messages being delivered to adolescent girls.
Since the former is self explanatory, I'll focus on the latter.
Tris, who is supposed to be a strong character, only manages to do so with the aid of a her "hunky love interest". Isn't that how it works, ladies? You can't find inner strength until a dreamy guy guides you to it... Excuse me while I throw up (still looks and sounds better than the movie)... Then there's the obsession with perfect looks that nearly drove me mad. She comes from a faction (their version of Districts or Hogwarts houses) that puts no stock in appearances, yet the main character has caked on make-up from the get go. Even after she gets an unnecessarily thorough beating, the bruising that would normally turn her face to ground beef never appears in order to maintain her image.
Basically, instead of watching something inspired by solid literature such as The Hunger Games and Harry Potter, we get a hormone injected, fraternity inspired, unintentional parody of them.
I'd say that this is almost as bad as last year's After Earth.
Last edited by Dbuudo07; 08-21-2014 at 11:14 AM.