Divergent to Insurgent

I love this movie then it’s also in my favourite ‘genre’ of movies which is: fantasy / sci fi. I’m still to see Insurgent though, I know incredibly slack of me. Also, I have not read the books as some other avid fans do but I have an excuse; my daughter always promises to lend them to me and we both forget or it’s being read by someone else… so I did try! With satellite tv it also makes one a little reliant on simply waiting for it to come on, or hiring it via them, which I have also been meaning to do.

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So obviously I’m not that attached to ‘movies’ as it were, there are so many from last year that I’ll have to catch up on. The latest movie to have ‘appeared’ on foxtel for me was ‘Transcendence‘; loved it also reminded me that I had missed quite a few. Also, perhaps unnecessary to mention that I love photoshop / gifs and find it to be one of the most creative forms of art.. so close for example to what goes on with cinematography I guess.

“Divergent is a 2014 American science fiction action film directed by Neil Burger, based on the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth. The film is the first installment in The Divergent Series and was produced by Lucy Fisher, Pouya Shabazian, and Douglas Wick, with a screenplay by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor. It stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller,Tony Goldwyn, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q and Kate Winslet. The story takes place in a dystopian post-apocalyptic version of Chicago where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Beatrice Prior is warned that she is Divergent and thus will never fit into any one of the factions and soon learns that a sinister plot is brewing in her seemingly perfect society”.

“Development of Divergent began in March 2011 when Summit Entertainment picked up the film rights to the novel with Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher’s production company Red Wagon Entertainment. Principal photography began on April 16, 2013 and concluded on July 16, 2013, with reshoots taking place from January 24–26, 2014. Production mostly took place in Chicago.

Divergent was released on March 21, 2014 in the United States. The film received mixed reviews from critics, with praise going to its solid performances, but criticized for its generic execution and predictable, unoriginal plot with several critics making negative comparisons to The Hunger Games, which shares a similar story and characters. Despite this, the film was a financial success as it reached the #1 spot at the box office during its opening weekend”. (via wiki)

The sequel; Insurgent, was released on March 20, 2015 in the United States.

Click to go To The Divergent Series Website
Click to go To The Divergent Series Website

Now for some on the factions.. really, I just enjoyed the movie therefore I didn’t pull apart all this information myself. 😉

See all you need to know about the ‘Factions’ including their uniforms at Divergent Fans


Also a lot of background information at the Divergent Wiki


A sequel, The Divergent Series: Allegiant – Part 1, is scheduled to be released on March 18, 2016


While the second part, The Divergent Series: Allegiant – Part 2, on March 24, 2017


~*~ Two of My Favourite Quotes from the Movie on Fear ~*~


“Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.” 


“You think my first instinct is to protect you. Because you’re small, or a girl, or a Stiff. But you’re wrong.”

“My first instinct is to push you until you break, just to see how hard I have to press.”

 “But I resist it.” 

“Why…”     “Why is that your first instinct?”

“Fear doesn’t shut you down; it wakes you up. I’ve seen it. It’s fascinating.”  “Sometimes I just want to see it again. Want to see you awake.”


According to Roth, these stories serve as a prequel to the Divergent trilogy. She said that “The e-shorts will address Tobias’s backstory and some of the mysterious things going on in the world before Tris chose Dauntless. Together, they form a kind of Tobias-centered Divergent prequel, though there is some overlap.”

Veronica Roth
Veronica Roth’s Tumblr Linked to this image.

Talking about her decision to write from the perspective of Four, Roth said, “In my mind, he has a distinct history and a complex psychology, so there’s always a lot to draw from when he’s on the page, and it’s an opportunity for me to break from Tris’s sparse, straightforward voice and try to introduce just a little bit more poetic language, I also know, from many tweets and blog comments and in-person comments, that Divergent readers are interested in hearing more of his voice, which made him an obvious candidate! My readers have given me so much enthusiasm and honesty and wisdom. The opportunity to write something that I knew they wanted to read was really appealing to me.”

In July 2014, Roth revealed that she initially wrote Divergent from Four’s point of view and at that time the character Tris was not present in the story. She explained that “it was the super rough draft. I’ve been calling it the “proto-draft.” It happened before the rough draft, which sounds crazy. It was just was a couple of pages from his perspective, and it just didn’t work in the same way that Tris’s voice worked because she’s kind of surprising as the narrator of that particular story. But as I wrote the series, he became more complicated and his story started to feel urgent also. So, it’s great that they let me keep writing about him!” (via wiki)


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M83 With HAIM – Holes In the Sky
Royal Blood – Blood Hands
Woodkid – Never Let You Down (feat – Lykke Li)
Anna Calvi – The Heart of You
Zella Day – Sacrifice
Sohn – Carry Me Home
Imagine Dragons – Warriors
Joseph Trapanese – Convergence (Score Suite From “Insurgent”)

Enter your own Divergent Series artwork: click on the image below.

Insurgent Movie

See more of Jai’s Insurgent demise Article at MTV

On an end note, our Australian; Jai Courtney will be missed 😉 Too bad ‘Eric’ could not change his ways.

Jai Courtney as_eric in Divergent


Tris (Shailene Woodley) escapes with Four (Theo James) to journey beyond the wall that encloses Chicago. For the first time, they leave the only city and family they have ever known to find a peaceful solution. Once outside, they learn shocking new truths that render old discoveries meaningless. As the ruthless battle threatens humanity, Tris and Four quickly decide who to trust to survive. Tris must ultimately make difficult choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.

Just 7 tracks above, since the last youtube video was deleted I leave it there and the songlist below to remind me to ‘diy’ of the collection of ‘songs’..

00:00 Scars (Tove Lo)
03:40 Beyond The Wall
07:31 The Council
10:11 Making The Escape
13:44 Over The Wall
18:50 Chase Through Fringe
20:09 Plasma Globes
22:04 The Bureau
25:25 The Elevator
28:09 Memory Band
32:34 Tent City
36:26 Finding Tris
44:16 Ship Crash
45:44 Finding Four
49:29 Return To Chicago
53:26 Serum Released
55:47 Saving Chicago

Allegiant Gifs at Giphy


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