Directed by Neil Burger. Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, and Kate Winslet.
I enjoy dystopian futures, and although this is a pretty typical one, I enjoyed it nonetheless. I really felt like this was one part of a series, not a standalone story that got sequels tacked on, so that's always a plus. It's also nice to see a blockbuster movie that features a lot of at least somewhat interesting women as characters, especially in the sci-fi/action genres. It's unlikely to sway anyone who doesn't like stories about Special Chosen Ones or typical dystopias -- it's CERTAINLY no Hunger Games -- but it's not a bad movie overall. Just uninspired. Makes me wonder if the books were stronger.
Flickchart: #752 out of 2249, below The Incredibles and above Charlie St. Cloud.