FilmWonk Podcast – Episode #44 – “Divergent” (dir. Neil Burger)

Poster for "Divergent"

This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel take another angry departure from their original screening plans to check out the latest pretender to the Hunger Games throne, Divergent. Will Shailene Woodley prove a worthy contender, or will she be taken out with slings and arrows in the first round? Find out below (37:40).

May contain some NSFW language.

FilmWonk rating: 5 out of 10

Show notes:

  • Music for tonight’s episode is “Beating Heart” by Ellie Goulding
  • and “I Won’t Let You Go” by Snow Patrol, both from the film’s soundtrack.

  • CORRECTION: It is Lake Michigan, but the Chicago pier in question is called “Navy Pier”, not “Fisherman’s Wharf” (the latter of which is in San Francisco).
  • Yep, there will be a Divergent sequel. It was greenlit after one day in theaters.

Listen above, or download: Divergent (right-click, save as, or click/tap to play on a non-flash browser)