Wow. Theo James. I didn’t realize that knife throwing was an attribute I find INCREDIBLY attractive. Talk about a man making literally everything seem sexy. Train jumping, capture the flag, back tattoos, you name it, if Theo James did it in this movie, it was sexy.
Third reason as to why Divergent is a must-see: this movie divides the world into “factions” they have fancy names in the movie, but it’s basically the dangerous/cool ones, the political/annoying ones, the helpful/useless ones, the judge-y/arrogant ones, and the peaceful/second useless ones. As you could probably guess, Theo’s character is in the dangerous/cool faction and that is also the faction that Shailene Woodley’s character is attempting to be accepted into. At a certain point in your teenage life, you pick a faction to be in, but if you pick the dangerous faction, you have to pass a series of tests to get accepted otherwise you become faction-less aka homeless. Since I am a lover of lists which in turn makes me a lover of categories, I am a major fan of this faction concept (in a movie, not IRL- just to clarify).
Fourth reason this is my fave movie is because it literally takes 3 seconds and no pain to get a tattoo!! You pick your image, they place a stencil on your body, you wait for three seconds and it gets zapped onto your body permanently. What college is working on this project? Let me know if you need volunteers.
Finally, this movie is the best because it combines the concept of “He’s Just Not That Into You” with the dream world of “Inception” with characters from “Rebel Without A Cause” and “Titanic”. Bear with me while I explain my quad-movie comparison analysis.
In “He’s Just Not That Into You” the moral of the story is that everyone is “the rule” in regards to dating, but in the end Ginnifer Goodwin ends up being the “exception” for Justin Long, basically negating the entire lesson of the movie. Similarly, this movie is about how everyone should fit into factions, but ultimately it’s best to be Divergent, meaning you have a combo of all 5. The “Inception” aspect of this movie is quite obvious. One of the tests they have to pass to get into the dangerous faction is to conquer your fears in your dreams, therefore there’s a lot of Inception-like scenes in the dream sequences. Theo James is basically James Dean from “Rebel Without a Cause” but with a better body. And this movie has Kate Winslet in it, so obviously “Titanic”.
Popcorn Rating: 5 popped corns
My final words to you on this film: Theo James.