Up until now, I haven’t been quite sure how I feel about Divergent. If it’s exactly like Hunger Games in every single way, I should be fine, because I oddly love that franchise. (Oddly because it’s for young adults and I’m theoretically a regular adult.) But I read it recently, and I’m not sure I can totally get behind the book. The idea is interesting, but the writing isn’t super great, and I feel like the plot skips over important things, pulling me out of the story to roll my eyes at how ridiculous the relationship is between two of the main characters.
But the more I hear about the movie, the more I’m thinking that it might be better than the books. It’s a great opportunity for them to really throw some money behind it and make it happen, y’know? Maybe they’ll be able to fix some of the glaring logic issues that my coworkers and I just spent about fifteen minutes discussing. It can’t be a bad sign that Kate Winslet has signed on to the movie, and millions of teen fans can’t be wrong, right? I guess I’ll just click around the internet for a second to see if there’s anything that might serve to further convince –
OH MY GOD THEO JAMES DIVERGENT POSTER. That’ll do it. Shailene Woodley was looking pretty good in hers as Tris, showing off the tattoo of the three ravens on her collarbone, but shut up everyone and come look at the poster for Four. I just…you can’t even see his face, because it’s in shadow, but look at those rippling muscles. And the tattoos. And the — yes, say no more, for I shall be seeing this movie. By hook or by crook, I will be in a theater on March 21st, 2014. Maybe I’ll be disappointed by the end, but if I get to see some shirtless Theo James shots in the middle, it will all be worthwhile.
(Images: Just Jared Jr.)