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'Divergent' Review

by Kate Erbland March 19, 2014 @ 11:55 AM
Summit Entertainment
Springing forth from the same lineage of Katniss Everdeen, far removed from the toxically weak Bella Swan bloodline, ‘Divergent’ heroine Beatrice “Tris” Prior is well worth rooting for, even if her debut film isn’t as compelling as its leading lady. Based on Veronica Roth’s best-selling YA trilogy, Neil Burger’s film is cripplingly faithful to its source material, and although he and screenwriters Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor have plenty of rich material to pull from, the film’s inability to distill it down to its most essential bits makes for a strangely bloated and often flatlining final product.
Yet, for its dragging run time – nearly two and a half hours – and its repetitive nature, ‘Divergent’ should both thrill fans and (hopefully) excite newcomers who will leave the theater wanting to know where its open ending travels next.

'Divergent' Winter Olympics Trailer: Shailene Woodley's on the Hero's Path

by Damon Houx February 19, 2014 @ 9:38 PM
As young-adult films often focus on contests and matters of life and death turned into sporting events, it's fitting that ‘Divergent' -- which stars Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, and future Kyle Reese, Jai Courtney -- released an extended Winter Olympics trailer.

'Divergent' Trailer Explains What the Heck Is Going On ... Sort of

by Nick Romano February 4, 2014 @ 8:27 AM
Stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James hit up 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' last night to premiere the final 'Divergent' trailer, which whittles down this complicated sci-fi world into the main plot points -- society is divided up into factions, one breaks from the mold, the government doesn't like that so much.

'Divergent' Sets Date for Third Film 'Allegiant,' Loses Director Neil Burger for the Sequel

by Nick Romano December 17, 2013 @ 9:03 AM
Lionsgate, Summit Entertainment
Lionsgate seems determined to see the 'Divergent' film trilogy, starring Shailene Woodley, to the end, but it's going to have to do that without director Neil Burger. As the studio sets a release date for the third and final installment in the series, 'Allegiant,' Burger has bowed out of helming any forthcoming sequels.

'Divergent' Trailer: Shailene Woodley Must Face Her Worst Fears

by Jacob Hall November 13, 2013 @ 11:09 AM
The business of adapting bestselling young-adult books into movies can result in untold riches (see 'The Hunger Games' and 'Harry Potter') or it can result in something instantly and completely forgettable (does anyone remember 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones'?). The upcoming adaptation of Veronica Roth's novel is certainly hoping for the former, and unlike so much of the competition, the new 'Divergent' trailer makes it look like the film may have the pedigree to pull it off.

'Divergent' Poster: Shailene Woodley Is on the Edge of Glory

by Nick Romano November 12, 2013 @ 1:20 PM
As 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' is ready to unleash itself upon theater goers next week, the first installment of a new young-adult film franchise has kicked off its campaign. Summit has unveiled its official 'Divergent' poster, featuring the faces of the series Shailene Woodley and Theo James.

We Ask the 'Divergent' Cast to Explain the Film to Newbies

by Jordan Hoffman August 26, 2013 @ 11:30 AM
Jerod Harris, Getty Images
If you watched the new 'Divergent' trailer this morning and wondered, "Wait, what exactly is this?," don't feel bad. We did too. Despite being based on the insanely popular book series and being touted as "the next 'Hunger Games'," we'll admit to not knowing much about the story or why it's become such a sensation. So, we went to some people who we thought might know: the cast of 'Divergent.'

'Divergent' Trailer: Shailene Woodley Runs for Her Life

by Britt Hayes August 25, 2013 @ 7:54 PM
Tonight at MTV's VMAs (how do they even have video music awards when they don't play music videos?), the first full trailer for Summit's hot new young adult adaptation 'Divergent' made its debut. The film, starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller (both of recent indie 'The Spectacular Now') looks to breathe new life into the genre, much like its predecessor, 'The Hunger Games.' Is this the start of a new franchise? Summit sure hopes so, and this trailer has us hopeful, too.