The latest dystopian young-adult big-screen adaptation, "Divergent," has high expectations for the box office, though its soundtrack offers an uneven bag of tracks.
The film, highlighted by teenage angst overwrought by societal structure, could translate into a group of edgy, resonating songs, but the reality is that few rise to the challenge. Ellie Goulding overcontributes with her brand of manic pixie dream girl electro-pop on four tracks (three only on the nondigital version).
The first single — Zedd's piano ballad turned triumphant dance song "Find You" — is neither convincing nor very inspiring to anyone other than the Saturday-night club crowd. And Goulding's "Beating Heart" is a stroke away from flatlining.