--very enthusiastic crowd of teen girls and pre-teen girls with their moms, with a smattering of dads
--significant sustained applause at the end of the movie
--the crowd laughed, tittered, sat at the edge of their seats, were enamored with four, cheered on tris
i really liked the movie --- it is going to do very very well in the box office --- those whose parents allowed them to see an 8pm showing on a school night will undoubtedly be the ones to see it again later this weekend. the word is going to get out there THAT THIS IS ONE YOU JUST HAVE TO SEE.
SHAILENE..... she is a star.... great performance
THEO.... also a star in the making..... intense performance
and the chemistry between them? yea.... definitely there and the type of chemistry that young people are just
going to fall in love with
so there you have it....
doc ufood gives the film three stars ***
a red tomato...thumbs up.. .whatever
at first i thought the movie ended too soon and that there should be more but hen i recalled the divergent copy that i read had one chapter of the next book as a teaser.... i think it would have been better to include a teaser into the next book in the movie as well..... if the ending was stronger i would have rated it a three and a half star movie. the movie held my attention from start to finish. i really cannot understand some of the negative reviewers. i guess i am still a teenager at heart which is a good thing i suppose
and yea.... LGF has another winning franchise.... looked forward to seeing insurgent next year.
I honestly think that too many of the critics went into this movie biased against it. One even referred to the author as Stephanie Roth instead of Veronica Roth. I think that slip speaks volumes as to how much care and effort they wanted to put into this movie and the genre. To them Marvel Comics yes, YA girl hero no way I am going to like this. Sad