Insurgent (2015) Film Review


Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) are in hiding after thwarting the effort of Jeanine (Kate Winslet). They make their way back to the big city, and they have the option of hooking up with another group of rebels. Things get a lot confusing along the way, but there is a box. It opens up if a divergent does a strange challenge type thing. But, no matter how many divergents Jeanine hooks up, they all just keep dying. It’s a real shame. Of course, it has to be Tris who unlocks it. But it is not what they expect… oh, where to next, dystopian future?

I liked it, a lot more than the last couple of Hunger Games films. And I liked the end a lot. I’m interested in seeing more, I want to know where it is all going. I reckon that makes it a somewhat decent flick. But I’m not shouting its greatness from the rooftops, perhaps I’m just a bit over this genre?


Divergent (2014) Film Review


A dystopian future. Society is divided into faction they depending on predominate virtues, and at a certain age, teenagers chose which group to be in after a test – they can either stay with the faction they were raised in, or chose their own. Tris (Shailene Woodley) discovers she is Divergent – a risky category that spans all the factions. Her life is at risk if she tells anyone, but in her new faction, she meets and falls in love with Four (Theo James). Then, when Jeanine (Kate Winslet), the head of one faction, uses technology to possess the minds of a the fighting faction to attack and kill others to gain power, and Tris and Four find themselves in a lonely battle.

Loved it. I really do like these fighting, exciting films. I find it very easy to get sucked into the world and to want to see the good guys win. I just totally and utterly love it. Can’t wait to watch the next one, and the next.