I was really excited about seeing the second installment of Divergent. As it turns out, it’s much like Maze Runner and The Hunger Games. Not that it wasn’t good, it was a concept that was just too familiar, I felt cheated. As in Divergent, our future world is divided into 5 Factions: Dauntless, Factionless, Candor, Erudite and Divergent. All is good unless you fit into more than one Faction. Mainly, if you’re deemed a Divergent like Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Tris’ love interest, you’re doomed. That would make you too versatile. This is not what makes the movie like the others I’ve mentioned, it’s the outcome or the reason everything is the way it is. I kind of felt it was all for nothing. Their explanation of things was nothing new. I also found the movie to be a little slow, long and boring. Different groups of Factions were running around, trying to enforce indecisive plans that made no sense. Each Faction has a leader. Something like a governor and all Factions together has one leader, Jeanine (Kate Winslet), something like a president. Of course power goes to ones head and decisions are based on the president’s determination to keep things as they are, right or wrong. If you read between the lines, it’s obvious which Faction is most powerful, knowledgeable and forceful. Once you’ve figured that out, the whole thing just falls apart. The film focused on a box found in the wreckage of Abnegation and taken to Erudite where Jeanine claims the box holds a message from their founders. The problem is only a Divergent can open it, so Jeanine must capture the right Divergent who can pass vigorous test to open the box. There are plenty spurts of action and some exciting scenes but overall, Insurgent isn’t really that interesting. I would love to write spoilers for this, but I wouldn’t want to ruin things for those of you who are anxious about seeing Insurgent. Overall, wait for the DVD!
BTW: Allegiant is the 3rd installment of this trilogy which will go into production soon.