Stars: Shailene Woodley / Theo James / Kate Winslet /
Release Date: 2015-03-18
Production Companies: Summit Entertainment, Mandeville Films, Red Wagon Entertainment,
Director: Robert Schwentke, Alicia Accardo,
Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart.
In all, Insurgent may work as a deafening, frivolous diversion for viewers who can ignore the flimsiness of its universe, plot, and characters.
Insurgent's convenient scanners affirm its heroine to be 100% Divergent, the most out of everyone, and that's good enough for the story. But it doesn't have to be good enough for the audience.
I appreciate the attempt to try to make this world -- an obliterated, totalitarian Chicago -- as watchable as possible. But there's too much to keep straight.
There's little substance and little depth, but Woodley, with her preternatural poise, offers a worthy simulation of drama.
Insurgent is far too long for the minimal plot it encapsulates, features little in the way of meaningful character development, and is riddled with instances of poorly conceived, contrived developments.