Initiates, it’s #DivergentDay cause the ‘Divergent’ DVD is now on sale!
YOU GET A DIVERGENT DVD!
AND YOU GET A DIVERGENT DVD!
AND YOU GET A DIVERGENT DVD
EVERYONE GETS A DIVERGENT DVD!!!
1. Divergent filming was a family affair
Not only did Veronica Roth make a cameo in the movie during the zip-line scene, but her husband Nelson did too! That wasn’t the only family member in the movie. Veronica’s mother, Barbara Ross donned an Erudite outfit and walked around downtown Chicago as a movie extra. You can see her for a split second walking behind Tris after Tris’s aptitude test.
2. The Choosing Ceremony got toned down
The Abnegation bowl had more blood all over the rocks than what fans got to see, but it was too gross according to Neil Burger. This wasn’t the only scene that was toned down or even cut from the film. The butter knife scene was cut and a Divergent being shot in the head was not shown in order to keep the PG-13 rating.
3. Mirrors are symbolic and a constant theme
Starting with the opening scene where we see Tris for the first time in a mirror, in the aptitude test room with multiple reflections, and reflections in skyscrapers as Tris flies by. This was a choice of director Neil Burger. Tris is looking for her true self and trying to find her identity.
4. Theo James turns into Four when they call action
Theo James didn’t have to pretend that fear of heights was only in Four’s fear landscape. In real life, Theo is afraid of high places which made filming the Ferris wheel scene a scary situation for Theo. Shailene Woodley and Theo James really climbed the Navy Pier Ferris wheel. Director Neil Burger said that Theo James was so much into character when he has in the Abnegation village scene with Kate Winslet, that he almost knocked pregnant Kate Winslet off her 4 inch heels by grabbing her too hard.
5. Shailene Woodley did some real zip-lining
6. Jai Courtney doesn’t look intimidating with long hair
Jai Courntey didn’t look like the book description of Eric, but he was crazy scary anyways! Neil Burger revealed that he had tried long hair and tons of piercings on Jai, but he didn’t look fierce with long locks. His look was finalized just days before shooting.
Confused on which Divergent DVD edition to buy? Use our guide!
There are multiple Divergent DVD editions available. This makes picking the right DVD very stressful. Well, ProfessionalFangirls.com is your Xanax. The most common and found everywhere (even the grocery store) are the regular DVD and Blu-Ray which is one and two on the chart. The Target Exclusive Edition is the Cadillac of DVDs. It has all the bells and whistles. If you have the $$$ to shell out $29.99, then run to your closest Target.