There is certainly a wave of movies here in the early 2010s that feature adolescent characters searching for self-identity. Harry Potter matured into this and a series of lesser movies has since followed with Twilight, The Host, Hunger Games and others. This post-apocalyptic futuristic society in Chicago is actually compelling, particularly how all members of society fall into one of five stringent social sects. There is Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Erudite (the intelligent), Amity (the peaceful) and Candor (the honest). Basically, everyone breaks down into nurturing liberal government officials, peacekeeping soldiers, academic researchers, hippy-like farmers, and those who are dedicated to truth and law. Occasionally there are those who defy category, known as divergent. Society considers them a threat and seeks to expunge them. All the makings are there for a real winner, but it lacks personality within characters. Judging by the tone and approach of the director, Neil Burger, is on a mission to emulate the Hunger Games series. I hate seeing this because the story is significantly better than The Hunger Games and there is a real potential to become so much more than that. The movie takes its time and builds a strong foundation by immersing the viewer into this futuristic society, which is mostly good stuff. Some may feel bored by the details, but geeks, like me like details. However, it gets in trouble by dwelling too much on an obvious budding romance between the main character, Beatrice, and her commanding officer. Kate Winslett and Ashley Judd do help in supporting roles but Beatrice's friends, fellow students, and trainers generally do not add much. Unfortunately, the end feels rushed, like a TV show that will return next week. There will obviously be a profitable series of movies, but the ending still felt too abrupt. I want each movie to stand on its own by opening and closing in deliberate fashion.