Warmer weather, longer days, and blossoming flowers will soon be here, as spring officially begins this week. Alongside the new plant growth from Mother Nature is a crop of new movies from Hollywood. While we won’t know the standouts from the stinkers until we actually see these films, here are seven promising titles to look out for in theaters this spring.
1. Divergent, March 21
Based on a novel of the same name by Veronica Roth, this science fiction action film tells the story of a dystopian future society in which people are classified and separated into factions based on their personality types. People who do not fit into any of the established factions are deemed “divergents” and are ostracized or killed. However, even the accepted recruits must battle each other during brutal martial training exercises. This highly anticipated movie has been compared to The Hunger Games series of films due to its similar themes of dystopia and ritualized violence.