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The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015) - Movie Review


Having liked Divergent and its setting, I was really curious to know more about the world they created. Insurgent starts off straight from where Divergent left off. The team is on the run and are looking for some place to lay low.

We got another A-list actor in this movie, Naomi Watts, who plays the rebellion leader. So it was Kate Winslet vs Naomi Watts. Her role was wasted in this movie though. Shailene Woodley was again good. I really liked Miles Teller in this. He was again the typical douche bag like he was in the previous film.

The story and pacing this time felt a bit more messy because in the previous film, there was this continuous progression that kept the film together. Here, it felt more like a random mix up of high and low points.

Now, I'm a sucker for rebellion scenarios and not surprisingly, I liked the said stuff here as well and plot points being associated with it. It did felt a lot similar to Hunger Game: Mockingjay story and I assumed it will progress a certain typical path, but the best thing happened during the end when the movie completely did the unexpected, for me atleast, and I loved it.

TA Novel adaptation, you can't do anything to avoid lovey dovey stuff in these movies, lame and cringe worthy. Also, Four's character was reduced to a secondary one. His relationship with his parents could have been exploited to get some more development on him.

The CGI was a mixed bag. Some stuff looked good, while others obviously looked CGI-ey. The dream sequences in particular got too fakey.

Wasn't as good as Divergent but if you liked the previous film, this is definitely a recommend watch then.

7.3/10

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