(This review may contain spoilers).
I haven’t yet read the books in the Divergent series, but I have seen the previous two films, so I was eager to then watch this one.
It was interesting to see that the society didn’t get any better even after Evelyn took power. I liked seeing the hints of the conflicted relationship between her and Four… and it was good to see how the society ended up split between Evelyn and Johanna.
I didn’t really trust Peter, but he was definitely amusing to see his banter with the other characters. There was a lot he came out with that was amusing. I didn’t trust Caleb a lot, either… but it was nice to see him and Tris interacting and I thought the stilted relationship between them made sense.
There were a couple of things I did see coming and I did feel that a few of the characters who were killed were ones that I, as a viewer, wasn’t able to get to know very well. It would have been good to show them as established characters. And I did see one of the bad moments coming.
I liked the opportunity to see the other side of the wall and I did like being able to see the problems in David’s society. It was really good to learn a bit more about Tris’ mother… but the more I learned about the so-called ‘Pure’, the more I came to dislike them… even though there were certain points from David that I could understand.
I liked seeing the different uses of technology. The memory tabs and surveillance system were particularly interesting… but the decontamination was just incredibly weird. It was nice to get a bit of explanation about Earth’s history, though.
I would have really liked to see more of Christina. She’s a good, strong character… and I also liked Matthew and Nita. I would have liked to see more of both of them as characters, such as their history and what they can do.
I am looking forward to seeing the next Divergent film… and I particularly want to read the books at some point in the future.