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I'm a sucker for linear storytelling and complex characters outsmarting each other, establishing their power and succeeding by cunningness and unsavory methods. So basically I hit the jackpot with this one. Wish I'd care more for the characters' fates though, but a tv series are rarely perfect.
ATTENTION: EXTREMELY NOT A FAN. Here goes nothing. There's no doubt in my mind that the book this movie was based on is written by a woman and dedicated to impressionable teenage girls, one of which that woman herself once was. Or she knows to whom it is more promising to sell that specific kind of shit. And in the centre of that shit stands a young doe-eyed girl with lost expression permanently stuck on her face, special (divergent my ass) because she's simultaneously intelligent (debatable), selfless and brave (or more like reckless and idiotic). Add to that being an object of affection of a "cool guy" (here - an unsmiling perpetually grumpy and incredibly boring automaton; I swear when they wiped him out he didn't change) and you get an image that most of teenage girls dream to live up to. Weird nicknames (to hell with Tris but Four? Come the fuck on); the inane actions that are supposed to qualify you (constant providing of help to old ladies and other vagabonds or jumping and running like headless chickens); the unnecessary and childish importance and symbolism of clothes and fucking tattoos (uuuuu, rebellious) and yada yada... And there's no point in screaming at your television the endlessly infuriating question: "Why your own choice, especially in community that is scared shitless of someone developing free will, prevails over the fucking test that objectively defines you?!". And there's no point in simple logic and common sense because apparently in that universe people are usually one dimensional and they can only be one thing. I mean are they robots? Or aliens? Maybe their personalities were somehow repressed? But none of them actually act one dimensional. So are they all divergents? Because otherwise it's just complete and utter bullshit. Most of humans are all of the things that signify factions in this movie, or most of them, or neither. Oh to hell with it. I'm done nitpicking this. Kudos to everyone involved in the movie though, a big popular franchise that makes tons of money. I wish I could too thrive at expense of stupid people somehow. All this just suddenly got sad. I'm out. But not before reminding you that there will be no Divergent trilogy if the first test that for some reason was dismissed by everybody was instead monitored or at least recorded by authorities like the last one was. Just let that sink in.
TUNERFISH ADMINISTRATING TEAM, WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT EXIST, HIRE SOME PEOPLE TO DO YOUR JOB IF YOU CAN'T HANDLE IT.
Somehow wasn't what I expected it to be?.. The first half of the movie more or less made sense but the second seemed like a surreal dream to me. Good soundtrack though and a simple but interesting idea, all weirdness aside. Still not sure whether I really liked it. Well.
Well the movie definitely kept me interested but I don't think I'll be able to watch it a second time knowing everything in advance and still enjoy it. Nonetheless, some great fights and as far as I know no plot holes. Also what's up with the elevator fascination (possibly noticed and considered peculiar only by me): Fury' elevator story told in an elevator; big elevator fight; hidden elevator leading to a secret place. Never mind. A cool superhero movie. Not one of my faves but still good and worth a watch.
Had no idea this movie is so awesome. Would have watched much sooner.