“Divergent” coming to Janet Leigh Theatre
The much-anticipated first installment of the eponymous trilogy, “Divergent,” will be playing this weekend on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Janet Leigh Theatre. This is a 2014 action-adventure film set in a world where people are divided into factions based on their most dominant virtue.
The film has been compared to other young adult franchises, including “The Hunger Games” and “The Maze Runner” trilogies. “Divergent” boasts an impressive young cast, including Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Kate Winslet and Miles Teller.
“Divergent” takes place in futuristic Chicago, where society is divided into five factions: Abnegation (the selfless), Amity (the peaceful), Candor (the honest), Erudite (the intelligent) and Dauntless (the brave).
The main character, Tris Prior, learns she is Divergent, and will thus never fit into any one group. Their society is coerced to believe Divergence is dangerous, as Divergents’ minds work differently and can’t be forced to conform. In time, Tris uncovers a sinister plot to destroy all Divergents. She must put her trust in the mysterious Four, and together they work to foil this plan.The film received 6.9/10 stars from IMDb, with an audience score of 71 percent from Rotten Tomatoes.
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