Divergent Movie Review. Rebecca D. , Reporter • April 4, 2014. On March 21st, the movie Divergent hit theaters. This movie was based on the first book of a popular book series by Veronica Roth. People were very excited about this movie, and there was a lot of enthusiasm and anticipation to see if it would live up to the greatness of the … Divergent is about a world that is separated into five “factions” based on a certain characteristic (dauntless, erudite, amity, candor, and abnegation).