I’ve been wanting to talk about movies and music on my blog for quite some time now. Even if I should be studying 24/7 (which by the way is just exhausting, I’m tired of having to study subjects I don’t really care about), I’ve decided to (try to) post more. Not only fashion-related, inspiration, outfit posts but also about movies, episodes or music, other passions of mine.
Ever since I read the book (one of my favorites, I must say) and found out they would turn it into a movie, I couldn't wait. I admit I was initially disappointed that Shailene Woodley would be playing Tris since she didn't give me the best impression in "The Secret Life of an American Teenager" but she smashed it in Divergent.
The movie is based on Veronica Roth's book of the same title, the first of the trilogy: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant. Set in a post-apocalyptic version of Chicago, everyone is divided into five factions : Abnegation, for the selfless; Amity, for the peaceful; Candor, for the honest; Dauntless, for the brave; and Erudite, for the Intelligent. At the age of 16, after an aptitude test, they must choose a faction. Usually the aptitude test tells which faction suits the person best but in Beatrice Prior's case, she is Abnegation, Erudite and Dauntless. She's a DIVERGENT, rare case seen as a threat to who govern the system, mostly all killed. Caleb Prior, Beatrice's brother, chooses Erudite while Beatrice Prior joins Dauntless.
Their Dauntless instructor Four, aka Tobias, tells them they have to pass an initiation while the rest will remain factionless. She worries to pass this initiation but in the meantime something bigger is going on.
Jeanine Matthews, antagonist and leader of the Erudite, wants to eliminate a whole faction: the Abnegation, thanks to a "tracking" serum injected to the Dauntless members, who actually become sleep-walking soldiers. The serum doesn't work on Tris or Four, both divergents. Together they manage to end the Erudite simulation and with Caleb, Marcus and Peter they jump on a train to go to the Abnegation members left.
Beatrice "Tris" Prior - Shailene Woodley
Tobias "Four" Eaton - Theo James
Jeanette Matthews - Kate Winslet
Caleb Prior - Ansel Elgort
Christina - Zoë Kravitz
Tori - Maggie Q
A curious thing to find out is that Shailene Woodley also stars in another favorite book-turned-into-a-movie of mine, The Fault In Our Stars, by John Green.
But it's even more curious and quite a coincidence to find out the brother of Tris, Caleb Prior, played by Ansel Elgort is the same actor that plays Augustus Waters, the boy that falls in love with Hazel Grace.
Theo James is 29 years old, born in Oxford on December 16, 1984 and has a degree in philosophy. Damn, doesn't he look a lot like Paul Walker? He's definitely my new crush at the moment.
Ansel Elgort is 20 years old born (March 14 1994) and raise in New York City, with Russian Jewish, English, German and Norwegian descendence. First film he did was "Carrie", supernatural horror adaptation of Stephen King's novel.
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