News

Author Veronica Roth Reviews Divergent

Source:   Veronica Roth
March 3, 2014




Although reviews of Divergent won't be hitting in full until closer to the film's March 21 release date, Summit Entertainment has made an exception for one special audience member. Today, series author Veronica Roth shared (via her Tumblr) her thoughts on seeing her creations realized on the big screen. Check out her full post below!

A few weeks ago I packed up a suitcase and flew to LA and bought some Milk Duds and watched the Divergent movie.

You know. As one does. (?!!)

It’s hard to prepare yourself for an experience like that, watching something that once existed only in your brain re-created on such a large scale. Every so often, as I was watching, I would flash back to this image of myself in pajama pants with really gross hair typing away on my computer, and then juxtapose it over the gorgeous shot of the Sears Tower or Navy Pier or the Abnegation sector on this big screen in front of me, and it was so ridiculously awesome and surreal I just wanted to laugh and cry all at once.

As usual, I don’t want to spoil anything for you. I’ll keep my comments vague and brief so that you can enter the movie with relatively clean slates. But I will tell you…

…drumroll, please…

I loved it.

I was completely absorbed by it. Even though I am so familiar with this story, I clearly remember grabbing the arms of my chair when Tris runs to catch the train after the Choosing Ceremony because I was nervous that she wouldn’t make it. (And then I thought to myself…YOU WROTE THE STORY, VERONICA.) It was beautifully shot—Chicago is such a gorgeous city, and to see it transformed into this futuristic wasteland was incredibly cool—and suspenseful, and the cast did a wonderful job. If I start calling people out specifically I’m just going to gush about everyone, but since Tris is very much the anchor of the series, and Four is of particular interest to many of you, I feel like I should say that Shailene Woodley as Tris and Theo James as Four are everything I hoped for (or maybe more than I dared to hope for). And we were so lucky to have Neil Burger driving this—his vision of the world, the amazing details and subtleties of it, his understanding of the story, and how seriously he took every part of it…I mean, you can tell. You can see it everywhere.

I was nervous to see it, as I think any author whose book is being adapted for the screen would be, but I remember remarking when I first went to set that everyone involved with the movie seemed so thoughtful about the story they were helping to build, and I feel like the final product reflects that. I can’t wait for you guys to see it on March 21st! I also can’t wait to see it again!


Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoё Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer and Kate Winslet, Divergent is directed by Neil Burger and represents the first installment in the "Divergent" trilogy.

Set within a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities, Tris Prior (Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.



| 0 comments | Add a comment

From Around the Web

comments powered by Disqus
Latest Headlines:

Academy Award Winner Adam Davidson to Direct The Walking Dead Companion Series Pilot
Full 16-Minute Quantum Break Gameplay Demo Online
The Nolans Do Not Have a Hand in the Upcoming DC Cinematic Universe
Paul Greengrass to Direct Berlin Wall Escape Tale The Tunnels
The Lord of the Rings' Billy Boyd Performs End Title Song for The Hobbit
Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis to Star in Showtime's Billions
Warner Bros. to Remake German Blockbuster, Who Am I
Warner Bros. Lands Will Eubank's World Breakers
Sebastian Stan Joins Meryl Streep in Ricki and the Flash
Exclusive Clip from Before I Go to Sleep
Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, Megan Fox and More Join Franco's Zeroville
Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor Targeted for Suicide Squad
More Avengers: Age of Ultron Footage to Air During Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!
Go Into the Woods with a New Featurette
Nikita Star Lyndsy Fonseca Joins Marvel's Agent Carter
Lily James and Sam Claflin Join Their Finest Hour and a Half
NBC Announces Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas TV Special
CS Video: Shailene Woodley on Her New Drama, White Bird in a Blizzard

Follow ComingSoon.net on Twitter
MOST ACTIVE
From our partners