Divergent

Well, the next contestant in the young adult franchise sweepstakes is this adaptation of the Veronica Roth series about a dystopian world where society is divided into five distinct groups — to

Well, the next contestant in the young adult franchise sweepstakes is this adaptation of the Veronica Roth series about a dystopian world where society is divided into five distinct groups — to more easily herd the sheepishly huddled masses off for the inevitable slaughter — with a chosen few, the “divergents,” somehow being mysteriously able to stand outside the categories, making them highly dangerous. When a young woman (Shailene Woodley) discovers that she’s one of the select, she triggers the start of a rebellion that could topple the social order. Despite the presence of director Neil Burger (Limitless), this premise sounds like more of the same from this genre. I personally can’t wait until the next trend starts. Opens wide March 21. (PG-13) Not screened in time for review

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