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Insurgent Review

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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]This past weekend I went to see “Insurgent,” a science fiction film based off of the popular trilogy by Veronica Roth. This follow up movie to “Divergent,” the first in the series, was a huge disappointment.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]It is about Tris Prior, who lives in a post-apocalyptic society where they are broken up into “factions” according to their personality traits. Tris is tested and discovered to be divergent, which means she belongs to more than one faction. In this action-packed blockbuster, she must fight against a corrupt government that is killing her people so she can be free of society’s strict rules against divergents.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]With cringeworthy acting from leading actress, Shailene Woodley, and a failed grasp on the book’s storyline, this movie proved to be just another “Hunger Games” copycat gone wrong. The plot was shallow and predictable. Scenes with relevance and importance to the plot of the book were glazed over in order to add different ones that contradict the series. The scenes that were meant to be emotional were almost laughable with Shailene Woodley’s high pitched crying.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]In science fiction movies, it is important to be visually appealing, which “Insurgent” achieved through bright landscapes of a dystopian city and unique architecture. As far as special effects go, the producers used a very interesting breaking away of pieces affect to create a beautiful, artsy scene. However,they continued to use the same effects to the point where it was annoying to the audience. It was cool the first time, but definitely not the fifth.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Something else they played to death were scenes where something  an interesting plot twist occurred only to discover it had all been apart of Tris’s dream. While I wouldn’t describe this series of books as a masterpiece, I definitely think the movies did them no justice. Most opinions I’ve heard from fans of the “Divergent” series were also majorly disappointed at this movies outcome. Hopefully, the last movie to this series will have better results.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Pros: based off of a good novel, beautiful graphics, and stunning scenery

 

Cons: bland storyline, bad acting, and a shallow plot

 

Rating: two out of five

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