‘Divergent’

As many of you know, I attended the premiere of ‘Divergent’ in Tempe, Arizona yesterday.

As of right now, I cannot upload a full review of the film. I will wait to do so after the film officially releases in theaters!

I will say the following. I know that most people are giving the film rave reviews, 2 thumbs up, five stars & all that jazz. I re-read the book the night prior to the premiere to refresh myself on the story.

The film was good, but I was not amazed. There are changes to the film from the book that I was disappointed to see. For a film with a run time of 143 minutes, I definitely thought they could have done more with it.

‘Divergent’ was a good movie, but it definitely could have been better.

(I know I will probably get backlash for this, but I want to be honest about my opinion on the film.)

Be sure to return to my blog as of March 21st for the official review of the film.

My vlog review will go up shortly there after at The Nerd Element’s Youtube page.

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‘Divergent’ Promotional Tour

As I’m sure most Divergent fans know by now, some of the cast is going on a tour this week bringing advanced screenings to select cities. Each stop will have two cast members appearing.

The tour stops in Phoenix on Wednesday & brings Miles Teller, who plays Peter, & Jai Courtney, who plays Eric!

I was lucky enough to get passes for the screening! Granted, they’re still first come first serve tickets, but still exciting!

If all works out, I will be at the screening Wednesday night & officially get to meet Miles & Jai!

They will also be giving out Divergent promotional items!

Hopefully I’ll be able to come back with a great vlog & article for all of you!

Stay tuned for updates as the week progresses!

New ‘Divergent’ Still

Thanks to our friends over at Divergent Examiner for this great update!

Today, Entertainment Weekly has unveiled a new image from “Divergent,” and this time it’s of Shailene Woodley literally transforming from Beatrice Prior the Abnegation faction-born transfer into Tris, the oh-so-brave “First Jumper” of the group.

As explained by director Neil Burger for the uninitiated, so to speak, “In this photo she’s already jumped off the train and onto a seven story building as part of the initiation rite for the Dauntless … The next thing they have to do is jump from the building and down through a courtyard that has a deep, black hole. It’s terrifying.”

About filming the scene, Burger said, “We’d been nervously planning it because it is dangerous and there’s a lot of people on that roof. We had to pull it off safely and also pull it off cinematically, so you have this knot in your stomach as you watch this young woman decide to do this crazy thing. We had great weather that day and I think this scene really is emblematic of the movie: It shows the energy and the rawness of the way we’re telling the story.”

Woodley, it turns out, is pretty fearless herself. “Shailene says she’s not afraid of heights but that she’s afraid of falling. This makes perfect sense to me. But she really did stand on that ledge—this is a real photo. She’s incredibly game and so adventurous. In a way, she’s very Dauntless,” he explained. Huzzah!

Notice the supporting characters involved in the image, too – Miles Teller as Peter, a hint of Zoe Kravitz as Christina, what looks to be Jai Courtney as Eric … and several others.

Not to mention, there’s her big “Stiff” costume! Does it match up with your expectations? Any other thoughts on the image?