Stars: Shailene Woodley | Theo James | Zoë Kravitz |
Release Date: 2016-03-09
Production Companies: Summit Entertainment, Lionsgate, Red Wagon Entertainment,
Director: Robert Schwentke, Alicia Accardo, Jessica Kivnik,
Beatrice Prior and Tobias Eaton venture into the world outside of the fence and are taken into protective custody by a mysterious agency known as the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.
By this point, none of the pieces fits and absolutely nothing makes any sense.
A nightmarish landscape that's meant to be frightening - or at least unsettling - ends up being hilariously cheesy instead.
Allegiant exemplifies what happens when a book or movie exists solely for the purposes of placating fans and maintaining a revenue stream.
These movies were never going to transform cinema, but watching Allegiant, it's hard not to feel as if someone has pulled the rug out from under an otherwise modestly entertaining franchise.
Allegiant aches to be a thought-provoking, moving allegory of the current world. Instead, it's an unwieldy two hours too unintentionally silly to validate how seriously it takes itself.