Thursday, April 3, 2014

Divergent (2014)

Director: Neil Burger. Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Zoë Kravitz, Ashley Judd, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer. 139 min. Rated PG-13. Action/Sci-Fi

Overlong Hunger Games lookalike, by a director who doesn't dare a personal touch and just goes with the mainstream Hollywood flow, spiced with some Lenny Kravitz nepotism ("Daddy! You were in The Hunger Games, so why can't I be in this?!"), mainly about training teenagers for combat. Believe it or not, it takes almost two hours for the training to end and the story to start. It's a movie that from the very opening credits you feel it's mediocre. Disappointing turn by the director of somewhat interesting movies such as Limitless and Interview with the Assassin. A very borderline So-so.

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