“Divergent” is a super success in theaters


Sean Drabik, Co-Editor in Chief

Hollywood’s newest big project to try and tap into the Young Adult genre is in the adaptations of the Veronica Roth’s Divergent series. The first film based off the franchise has already become one of the most successful movies of the year, despite very mixed reviews from critics. The book series has gained a decent cult following by many, including students here in this school. “I absolutely LOVED Divergent” said Erika Nichols ’14. “Right from the start I was enticed. I thought it was interesting how Roth determined the factions and overall the book was worth reading”

Of course, a movie can’t do its job well if it doesn’t satisfy its fanbase. According to at least Rachel Quesnelle ’14, it does. “Divergent followed the story of the novel really well.” She said. “Even though I was skeptical of the actors, especially Shailene Woodely as Tris and Miles Teller as Peter, they all did extremely well.”

Divergent has grossed over $98 million during its two week run in theaters. It opened at number 1, and at the time of this writing is number 2, only behind Darren Arononfsky’s Noah (but let’s face it, both of these are going to get demolished by Captain America this Friday).