Divergent

In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she’s been classified as Divergent and won’t fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it’s too late.
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Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Beatrice “Tris” Prior: Shailene Woodley
  • Tobias “Four” Eaton: Theo James
  • Natalie Prior: Ashley Judd
  • Eric Coulter: Jai Courtney
  • Marcus Eaton: Ray Stevenson
  • Christina: Zoë Kravitz
  • Peter Hayes: Miles Teller
  • Andrew Prior: Tony Goldwyn
  • Caleb Prior: Ansel Elgort
  • Tori Wu: Maggie Q
  • Max: Mekhi Phifer
  • Jeanine Matthews: Kate Winslet
  • Will: Ben Lloyd-Hughes
  • Al: Christian Madsen
  • Molly Atwood: Amy Newbold
  • Edward: Ben Lamb
  • Erudite Teacher: Janet Ulrich Brooks
  • Little Abnegation Girl: Clara Burger
  • Guard: Anthony Fleming
  • Dauntless Man: Ryan Carr
  • Erudite Guard: Alex Hashioka
  • Dauntless Patrol Man: Will Blagrove
  • Ezra: Rotimi
  • Lauren: Justine Wachsberger
  • Bullied Abnegation Boy: Michael Gideon Sherry
  • Jonathan Ziegler: Lukas Burger
  • Zipline #1: Austin Lyon
  • Zipline #2: Renee Morrison
  • Zipline #3: Lucas Ross
  • Dauntless Instructor: Chris Hayes
  • Factionless Girl: Ana Corbi
  • Factionless Man #1: Eric Kaldor
  • Factionless Man #2: Alice Bowden
  • Dauntless Patrol #1: Cleo Anthony
  • Dauntless Patrol #2: Alice Rietveld
  • Dauntless Patrol #3: Brad Greiner
  • Dauntless Patrol #4: Yasmine Aker
  • Erudite Scientist #1: Michael James Bell
  • Erudite Scientist #2: Leigh Bush
  • Older Abnegation Man: Bob Rumnock
  • Ten Year Old Tris: Elyse Cole
  • Candor Judge: Efé
  • Candor Lawyer: Christopher Weir
  • Candor Witness: Doyle Brand
  • Abnegation Woman: Faye Jackson
  • Abnegation Man: Scott Roberts
  • Candor Attorney #2: Sophia Marzocchi
  • …: Joel Thingvall
  • Sam Robertson (uncredited): Parker Mack
  • Dauntless (uncredited): Brandon Cyrus
  • Amity Girl (uncredited): Sasha Alsberg
  • Claire Sutron (uncredited): Casimere Jollette
  • Fighter on Ring (uncredited): Matt Mullins
  • Abnegation Child (uncredited): Jaiden Hidalgo
  • Bodyguard in Jeanine’s Office (uncredited): J. J. Perry

Film Crew:

  • Camera Operator: Don Burgess
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Harry Cohen
  • Music Score Producer: Hans Zimmer
  • Producer: Douglas Wick
  • Casting: Mary Vernieu
  • Editor: Richard Francis-Bruce
  • Set Decoration: Anne Kuljian
  • Second Unit Director of Photography: Paul Hughen
  • Production Design: Andy Nicholson
  • Senior Visual Effects Supervisor: Jim Berney
  • Supervising ADR Editor: Anna MacKenzie
  • Director: Neil Burger
  • Utility Stunts: Eddie J. Fernandez
  • Producer: Lucy Fisher
  • Supervising Art Director: Patrick M. Sullivan
  • Unit Production Manager: John J. Kelly
  • Director of Photography: Alwin H. Kuchler
  • Music Supervisor: Randall Poster
  • Costume Design: Carlo Poggioli
  • Art Direction: Andrew Max Cahn
  • Casting: Venus Kanani
  • Executive Producer: Rachel Shane
  • Original Music Composer: Junkie XL
  • Editor: Nancy Richardson
  • Costumer: Nancy Cavallaro
  • First Assistant Director: Artist W. Robinson
  • Set Designer: Marco Rubeo
  • Underwater Camera: Peter Zuccarini
  • Executive In Charge Of Production: Donna Sloan
  • Dialect Coach: Susan Hegarty
  • Second Unit First Assistant Director: Bryan Goeres
  • Utility Stunts: Rob Mars
  • Utility Stunts: Chris Nolte
  • Additional Camera: Jody Williams
  • Makeup Artist: Zsofia Otvos
  • Production Sound Mixer: David Obermeyer
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Michael Keller
  • Utility Stunts: Erik Audé
  • Screenplay: Vanessa Taylor
  • Utility Stunts: Natascha Hopkins
  • Screenplay: Evan Daugherty
  • Foley Mixer: Nerses Gezalyan
  • Utility Stunts: Ronn Surels
  • Utility Stunts: Tara Macken
  • Sound Effects Designer: Dror Mohar
  • Transportation Captain: Jon Gustafsson
  • Art Department Coordinator: Cindy M. Ichikawa
  • Second Unit Director: Garrett Warren
  • Stunts: Matt Mullins
  • Foley Artist: Gary A. Hecker
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Berj Bannayan
  • Utility Stunts: Ashleigh Dejon
  • Camera Operator: Christopher Rejano
  • Stunt Double: Alicia Vela-Bailey
  • Set Dresser: Keith Kolecki
  • First Assistant “B” Camera: Peter Kuttner
  • Prosthetic Makeup Artist: Kevin Haney
  • Key Makeup Artist: Suzi Ostos
  • Set Designer: Cosmas A. Demetriou
  • Key Costumer: Elaine Ramires
  • Utility Stunts: Brian Christensen
  • Utility Stunts: Craig Henningsen
  • Property Master: Brad Einhorn
  • Visual Effects Producer: Andy Foster
  • Foley Artist: Gary Marullo
  • Dialogue Editor: Frederick H. Stahly
  • Producer: Pouya Shahbazian
  • Color Timer: George Chavez
  • Storyboard Artist: Chris Wolfgang Mauch
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Shayna Brown
  • Co-Producer: Veronica Roth
  • Art Direction: Chris Cleek
  • Art Direction: A. Todd Holland
  • Makeup Department Head: Brad Wilder
  • Propmaker: Sean Richard Budde
  • Leadman: Joseph Conenna
  • Assistant Art Director: Tammy S. Lee
  • Set Designer: Richard Reynolds
  • Construction Coordinator: Anthony Syracuse
  • Set Designer: David Tennenbaum
  • Dialogue Editor: Michael Hertlein
  • Sound Effects Editor: Eric Hoehn
  • Dialogue Editor: Margit Pfeiffer
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Wylie Stateman
  • Boom Operator: Kevin J. Summers
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Patrick Finley
  • Visual Effects Producer: Sarah Swick
  • Lighting Artist: Emerito Trevino
  • Stunt Coordinator: Colin Follenweider
  • Costume Supervisor: Valerie Zielonka
  • Music Editor: Adam Milo Smalley
  • Music Editor: Sam Zeines
  • Transportation Captain: Ryan Herem
  • Script Supervisor: Valeria Migliassi Collins
  • Location Manager: Julie Hannum
  • Studio Teacher: Jill S. Litwin
  • Dialect Coach: Tanera Marshall
  • Location Manager: James R. McAllister
  • Thanks: Dominic Charles Ferris
  • Thanks: Bill Reilly
  • Utility Stunts: Deborah L. Mazor
  • Utility Stunts: Jessen Noviello
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Matt Dessero
  • Visual Effects Producer: Max Leonard
  • Utility Stunts: Trevor Habberstad
  • Supervising Music Editor: Bryan Lawson
  • Still Photographer: Jaap Buitendijk
  • Visual Effects Producer: Allan Magled
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Edson Williams
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Mike Prestwood Smith
  • Aerial Director of Photography: Hans Bjerno
  • Visual Effects Producer: Greg Baxter
  • Digital Intermediate Editor: Amy Pawlowski
  • Post Production Supervisor: Tina Anderson
  • Hairstylist: Jules Holdren
  • ADR Mixer: Greg Steele
  • Sound Effects Editor: Hector C. Gika
  • “A” Camera Operator: Martin Schaer
  • Gaffer: Len Levine
  • Gaffer: Dan Riffel
  • Aerial Director of Photography: John Trapman
  • Hair Department Head: Gloria Pasqua Casny
  • Utility Stunts: Shane Daniels
  • Digital Effects Supervisor: Blake Sweeney
  • Key Hair Stylist: Tony Mirante
  • CG Supervisor: Andy Lesniak
  • Camera Technician: Dane Bjerno
  • Digital Effects Supervisor: Jorge Razon
  • Steadicam Operator: Matthew Moriarty
  • Second Unit Director of Photography: Jake Polonsky
  • “B” Camera Operator: David J. Thompson
  • Makeup Artist: Alejandra Ford
  • Set Costumer: Annalisa Adams
  • Set Costumer: Rocio Estrada Blackwell
  • Set Costumer: Gia Jimenez
  • Set Costumer: Jamie Rush
  • Set Costumer: Victor H. Soto
  • Set Costumer: Katherine Wright
  • Digital Intermediate Producer: Eileen Godoy
  • First Assistant Editor: Toby Francis-Bruce
  • Rigging Gaffer: Chris Mulsoff
  • Utility Stunts: Randy James Beckman
  • Utility Stunts: Nito Larioza
  • Special Effects Supervisor: Yves De Bono
  • Gaffer: Justin Holdsworth
  • ADR Voice Casting: Ranjani Brow
  • Utility Stunts: Adam Hart
  • Utility Stunts: Paul Lacovara
  • Second Unit First Assistant Director: Dieter Busch
  • Compositors: Brian N. Bentley
  • Visual Effects Producer: Paul Kolsanoff
  • Utility Stunts: Brandon Beckman
  • Utility Stunts: Rockey Dickey Jr.
  • Utility Stunts: Matthew LeFevour
  • Ager/Dyer: Chandra Moore-Telfer
  • Utility Stunts: Amber Whelan
  • Music Coordinator: Meghan Currier
  • Utility Stunts: Myke Schwartz
  • First Assistant “A” Camera: Trevor Loomis
  • Makeup Artist: Mary Castor
  • Utility Stunts: Dan Brown
  • Animation Supervisor: Keith Roberts
  • Utility Stunts: Christian Litke
  • Visual Effects Editor: Catherine Chase
  • Dolly Grip: Kelly R. Borisy
  • Transportation Coordinator: James Hogan
  • Transportation Captain: Joseph Paoletti
  • Costumer: Gina Panno
  • ADR Recordist: Shaul Dover
  • Utility Stunts: Chase Penny
  • Utility Stunts: Josh Yadon
  • Dailies Operator: Matt Wallach
  • CG Supervisor: Marion Spates
  • Utility Stunts: Eddie J. Fernandez Jr.
  • Storyboard Artist: John Davis
  • Visual Effects Production Assistant: Brianna Domont
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Marshall Richard Krasser
  • Graphic Designer: Karen Teneyck
  • Additional First Assistant Camera: Dave Wightman
  • Post Production Supervisor: Steven Kaminsky
  • First Assistant Director: Vincent Lascoumes
  • Production Supervisor: Jeff Valeri
  • Second Assistant Director: Christophe Le Chanu
  • 3D Artist: Daniel Lu
  • Utility Stunts: Jay Hawkins
  • Rigging Grip: Kyle Buff
  • Rigging Grip: Darin Devonshire
  • Key Grip: Jim Shelton
  • Utility Stunts: Shawn Bernal
  • Best Boy Electric: Michael Lowrance
  • Utility Stunts: Erik Solky
  • Stunt Double: Karin Silvestri
  • ADR Recordist: Brian Tarlecki
  • Special Effects Technician: Scott Dwyer
  • Utility Stunts: Mallory Thompson
  • Utility Stunts: Greg Poljacik
  • Utility Stunts: Anita Hart
  • Stunts: Spencer Stone
  • Utility Stunts: Jeff Bruno
  • Utility Stunts: Natalie M. Meyer
  • 3D Artist: Greg Winhall
  • Camera Production Assistant: Bing Liu
  • Costumer: Amanda Vinopal
  • Pilot: Michael Franck
  • Assistant Property Master: Bradley Good
  • 3D Artist: Philip Trieu
  • Production Coordinator: Paula Stier
  • Utility Stunts: Justin Gant
  • Utility Stunts: Dan Mast
  • Extras Casting: Jonathan Kinnas
  • Utility Stunts: Alicia Skirball
  • Utility Stunts: Mark Harper
  • Post Production Coordinator: Zoë Bower
  • Rigging Grip: Timothy Jipping
  • Payroll Accountant: Jeffrey Gladu
  • Rigging Grip: Matthew A. Jahnke
  • Assistant Editor: Brian Spirnak
  • Utility Stunts: Loren Dennis
  • Utility Stunts: Cord Walker
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Svetlana Tesnes
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Lauren Gauthier
  • Compositing Supervisor: Donny Rausch
  • Production Accountant: Matthew K. Grigsby
  • Matte Painter: Marcin Nikiforuk
  • Best Boy Grip: Michael James Fahey
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Charles Simmers
  • Additional Second Assistant Camera: Keith Hueffmeier
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Robert McGlinchey
  • Best Boy Electric: Kevin Wisor
  • Second Assistant “A” Camera: Chris Wittenborn
  • Extras Casting: Erin Stewart Tiedje
  • Extras Casting: Jessica Gisin Needham
  • Tailor: Giampiero Grassi
  • Production Coordinator: Jeremy Beiermann
  • Utility Stunts: Marty Murray
  • Studio Teacher: Lisa Nichols
  • Utility Stunts: Nate Hitpas
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Andy Spellman
  • Utility Stunts: Kristina Baskett
  • Compositing Lead: Brian Howald
  • Modelling Supervisor: Joel Kittle
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Kat Greene
  • Utility Stunts: Ryan Carr
  • Utility Stunts: Luci Romberg
  • Grip: David Tomita
  • Grip: Christy Taddeo
  • Rigging Grip: Colin Robertson
  • Grip: Ed Titus
  • 3D Artist: Bryan Howard
  • 3D Artist: Andrew Winters
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Jason Dusenske
  • Modeling: Greg Stuhl
  • Modeling: Sung Churl Kim
  • Matte Painter: Sujesh V. Chitty
  • Costume Coordinator: Tracy Reuter
  • First Assistant Accountant: Krystal Mathiesen

Movie Reviews:

  • Per Gunnar Jonsson: I should probably mention right away that I have not read the book-trilogy that this movie is based on. Given the content matter I might actually have liked the books. The movie? Well to me the movie was a rather mediocre one. As the blurb states the story is set in a dystopian future but we do not really get to know how they got there except the standard explanation that “there was a war”. The world is a bizarre mixture of primitive post-apocalypse living and modern, futuristic tech. The division of people into factions…well to me it felt pretty dumb to begin with and the idea that some people could not possibly fit into more than one faction was absolutely ludicrous to me. How the hell was it supposed to keep peace by deliberately factioning people against each other?

    Okay, trying to get over these gripes, what about the rest of the movie. Well it was okayish I guess. It did give me the same feeling as when reading a young-adult book and I would say that this movie is most suitable for a younger audience. The story is rather predictable. There is the initial training part where Tris of course gets a few friends and in particular befriends one of her tutors. Not surprisingly there is also the obligatory jerk. The one thing that makes the movie a bit out of the ordinary are the induced dream sequences which are not too bad.

    Later in the movie Tris starts to discover the plot of the bad guys and of course goes off to save the day. Again these part are simple and predictable. The ease by which Tris and a few of her friends manages to infiltrate the lab/headquarters of the baddies is rather unbelievable. It of course helps that it seems like it is only the good guys who can shoot straight or fight worth a damned with a few occasional exceptions when the script calls for it.

    The movie is, as far as I understand it, based only on the first book in the trilogy so it is perhaps not very surprising that it ends with a lot of loose ends but, for Christ sake, they fight their way to stop the plot, taking down a lot of people on their way, and then they leave the chief mastermind of this despicable plot lying unconscious but alive on the floor just taking off. That just felt dumb!

    It is not a bad bad movie but I do not understand the high ratings some people seem to give it.

  • tmdb39513728: Remedial Dystopia

    I’m not a big fan of YA lit. Nothing like it when I was young. I grew up with Kesey, Huxley, Salinger, Dickens and The Who. I probably would have liked a steady diet of teen vampires and young dystopians. I would have loved my comic book heroes on the big screen in 3D. And video games and smart phones and search engines. Oh to be a millenial!

    I was introduced to a truckload of Young Adult Lit during English Ed studies and found myself wanting to read _Catcher in the Rye_ all over again. There was just something really amateurish and disposable about these novellas. Like the authors weren’t fully-developed writers. Nor am I all that interested in movies adapted from these novels, unless they are packed with talent (_The Hunger Games_), or star someone I just can’t get enough of. That someone at the moment is Shailene Woodley. A young woman who is just oozing talent. She has that authentic, subdued strain of self-consciousness, it makes you forget she’s in a movie. In fact, her focus seems to come so unassumingly natural I wonder if she even knows she’s in a movie.

    I watched _The Fault in Our Stars_, The Spectacular Now and _Divergent_ in succession. _Divergent_ is getting short-changed by the same critics who praise _The Hunger Games_. Yes, it’s simplistic, essentially a shallow allegory. Factions representing classes, institutions and vocations. The coercion of the Dauntless by the Erudite as a military coup. And rebellious adolescents as heroic Divergents. But if this gets kids even remotely interested in politics and the social sciences, I’m all for it. I’d prefer this to bare-chested werewolves and forest warfare. Then again, there’s no defending _Divergent_ if it weren’t for Woodley’s splendid presence. Her inner strength mixing in with her vulnerability. She provides the suspense, as we are always awaiting her next reaction. Makes me wonder how she’ll develop in the years to come? As well as Kate Winslow has I’m sure.

  • Andres Gomez: Well, it seems we needed a clone of The Hunger Games because, you know, they give too much money to ignore.

    Stupid and foreseeable story with the typical action, romance and WTFs moments.

    Just ignore the whole saga.

  • talisencrw: I decided since this was my mother’s 75th birthday to check out the first of the ‘Divergent’ series, since I love Kate Winslet and Ashley Judd, and Neil Burger’s earlier ‘Limitless’ was intriguing and decent for recent sci-fi. Unfortunately the actors playing the main protagonists and the special effects were atrocious, the paper-thin plot was resoundingly predictable and I couldn’t wait till it ended.

    Definitely one Burger that was way overdone.

    Of course Hollywood garbage like this produces a ton of sequels, while much better and original projects get kicked to the gutter.

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