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Divergent

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What better way to kick off the spring tentpole season than with the launch of another adaptation of a young adult novel. This time, it’s Veronica Roth’s take on dystopian Abercrombie in “Divergent.”

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"Why would I be nervous? We just decide the rest of our lives."

What better way to kick off the spring tentpole season than with the launch of another adaptation of a young adult novel. This time, it’s Veronica Roth’s take on dystopian Abercrombie in “Divergent.” This is perhaps the most divided we’ve been on the Film Board. Andy Nelson, Steve Sarmento, and Tom Metz come out as pro-faction, Pete Wright and Mike Evans against. We take on Roth’s story and how well it translates to the big screen. We talk factions and the nature of social control in an after-the-fall Chicago. Somewhere in there, Pete makes a case for the musical montage, and Tom sings. The two are not related. If you’re wondering whether “Divergence” is a film for you, there’s likely someone on this week’s episode that will strike your fancy. Listen in!

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