A lot of folks compare Divergent to Hunger games, and they're right! I saw this at the theater on opening week and wanted to go back, but never made it. So I've been waiting anxiously for it to come out on DVD. In the interim I began to wonder if I was going to enjoy it as much on the small screen. I've gotta say, I love it at least as much now as I did then, if not more. The characters are solid creations, the writing is fabulous, and even the sets are easily believable. You can look at this future Chicago and say "yeah, I could believe that's how things could look in 100 years. Shailene Woodley is fabulous as Tris. You can believe that this young woman is just that good, and has the strength and courage to face the things she does. And Tris' relationship with Four is genuine and strong, without it taking over the plot. Not to mention that Theo James, as Four, is a handsome young man! They learn that they can trust one another early on and that trust deepens throughout the movie. It's very nice to have a relationship that just grows, without the soap opera angst that you so often see in this type of movie. Kate Winslet, as Jeanine is a very low key, driven villain, quietly frightening as she creates her own version of hell on earth. One actress/role that I fell in love with instantly, was Ashley Judd, as Tris' mother, Natalie. She was very much the earth mother type, but shows her fangs and claws when things got rough. I just wish she had a bigger role in the movie! Finally, as this is the first role I've seen her in, I have got to say that Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet created quite a lovely, talented child in Zoe Kravitz ;) Finally, Jai Courtney, as Eric, is the embodiment of cold, heartless evil!
I could go on and on, but I'll simply finish by saying, see this movie!