The Divergent Series: Insurrection
Movie Blurb by Shale
March 20, 2015
This is the sequel to Divergent which came out exactly a year ago. As I mentioned in that Blurb, they were already working on this one at that time. If you saw that one this sci-fi dystopian future tale will make sense - and they do a couple of flashbacks to clue ppl seeing this movie alone. But, you really should have seen the first one before this one.
The Divergent March 21, 2014
Our main characters, after having foiled the plot of Erudite, Jeanine Matthews (Kate Winslet) to take over the whole social structure, have bolted from the organized society of "Factions" (Candor - the honest ones, Erudite - the smart ones, Dauntless - the brave ones, Amity - the peaceful farmers and Abnegation - the selfless ones). They are on the run and have been blamed for the attempted coup.
This is the Dauntless instructor Four (Theo James), the very talented new Dauntless recruit Tris (Shailene Woodley) who is a Divergent, her brother Caleb (Ansel Elgort) and the sneaky Dauntless recruit Peter (Miles Teller).
Four - Peter - Tris
Of course, Four and Tris became a couple in the last movie and still are, but he seems more in love with her and she seems distracted by larger issues and is more intent on killing the evil Jeanine.
Tris & Four a Couple
The action is with this small band trying to reconnect with the other rebellious Dauntless members and falling upon a large army of "factionless" soldiers who have a common cause to take out Jeanine and her insurrection.
There is also a found object left by the creators of this society some 200 years ago, which Jeanine thinks holds the key to destroying the Divergents. Naturally they need a Divergent to make it play and the best choice for that is Tris. Eric (Jai Courtney) and Max (Mekhi Phifer) the bad Dauntless Training instructors who were in on the coup are sent to capture Tris.
Max & Eric
The character of Tris is getting stronger, tho she sheds a few tears in this movie. She is truly Dauntless, even when captured and under pressure.
Tris Captured by Jeanine
As with the first movie this one ends without leaving us hanging but it is set up as a trilogy, so there should be another. This one appears to be doing well at the box office just as the original, so that is likely.
The movie is made for 3-D and IMAX, tho I saw it in 2-D. You can tell by some of the CGI scenes (seen in the trailers) where it was made for IMAX.
As with the first movie, I enjoyed this one.
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