I read Divergent in 2011 because of all the hype that surrounded it. Everyone who loved The Hunger Games suggested it, which made me want to read it even more because I had just read The Hunger Games and had immersed myself into this world of dystopian futures. So what did I do? I bought a copy and read it of course! I remember being kind of disappointed. It wasn't completely mind-blowing, but I did enjoy it. Maybe like a borderline 4/5, possibly a 3. I even reread it a few months later to see if my thoughts had changed at all, but they didn't. I enjoyed it *slightly* more but wasn't blown away. I went to the movie not expecting much.
First of all, I'd like to say that this movie was alright. I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it like everyone else seemed to either. However, I absolutely loved the casting! Shailene Woodley as Beatrice Prior was absolutely amazing and perfect casting.
And then there was Four. I did find it a bit weird that they made him 24 in the movie because that's like an eight year age different. A 16 and a 24 year old. LIKE WHAT EVEN. But still, I did approve of this casting choice.
I also approved of Ansel Elgort as Caleb Prior. He's definitely my favorite character out of this whole series, which may be surprising to those of you who have read all of the books.
I guess I'll just say that I enjoyed this movie as much as I enjoyed the book. I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it. I've only seen it once since it came out, honestly. I'm just hoping that the Insurgent movie will be better, because that was my favorite book!