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DIVERGENT Blu-ray Review – A Solid Start to this Sci-Fi Franchise

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I missed Divergent in theaters, which in hindsight was a mistake. The audio and video quality of the Blu-ray make me wish that I had seen it on the big screen.

With the success of The Hunger Games, Twilight and Harry Potter, it’s no surprise that audiences are being treated to more adaptations. YA fans have The Giver and The Maze Runner set to arrive in theaters soon.

Divergent stars Shailene Woodley (The Fault in Our Stars), Theo James (Underworld: Awakening), Ashley Judd (Double Jeopardy), Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard), Ray Stevenson (Thor), Zoё Kravitz (X-Men: First Class), Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now), Tony Goldwyn (TV’s Scandal), Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars), Maggie Q (TV’s Nikita), Mekhi Phifer (ShowTime’s House of Lies) and Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet (Best Actress, The Reader, 2008). The film is directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Limitless) from a screenplay by Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman) and Vanessa Taylor (HBO’s Game of Thrones). 

Synopsis:

Divergent is a thrilling action adventure set in a future world where society has been divided into five distinct factions. But Tris will never fit into any one group—she is Divergent, and what makes her different makes her dangerous. Targeted by a faction leader determined to eliminate all Divergents, Tris turns to the one person she believes she can trust: Four, an instructor for the militant Dauntless faction, and a man full of dark secrets. Together, Tris and Four uncover a mind-bending conspiracy that will put their courage to the ultimate test…and forever link their destinies. 

If you are a fan of the young adult novels and/or sci-fi, then this is a Blu-ray I would recommend picking up. Listen to my full audio review below:

Blu-ray Special Features

  • “Bringing Divergent to Life” Documentary
  • “Faction Before Blood” Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Ellie Goulding – “Beating Heart” music video
  • Audio Commentary with Director Neil Burger
  • Audio Commentary with Producers Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher
  • Temporary tattoo sheet

*Subject to change

DVD Special Features:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Ellie Goulding – “Beating Heart” music video
  • Audio Commentary with Director Neil Burger
  • Audio Commentary with Producers Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher
  • Temporary tattoo sheet

*Subject to change

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