The Divergent Series: Allegiant

The Divergent Series: Allegiant

(2016)

The truth lies beyond.

The third entry in the dystopian sci-fi movie series Divergent, based on the novels by Veronica Roth. Following the events from Insurgent, Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) prepare to climb over the wall enclosing Chicago and into a new, dangerous world.... More

For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known in order to find a peaceful solution for their embroiled city. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.Hide

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Despite a welcome enhancement of the futuristic aesthetics on display and an increased emphasis on faintly gritty action scenes, this third entry in the Divergent series suffers greatly for the over-familiarity of its generic YA dystopian aspirations.... More

Possessing neither the mildly mythic heft of The Hunger Games franchise nor the nimble genre efficiency of the Maze Runner films, the Divergent movies speak only to their established audience, to the detriment of tension and stakes.

Investment in the conflicts explored here absolutely requires goodwill that the film presumes we carry from previous entries in the story. Shailene Woodley's performance as ass-kicking polymath Triss has inspired devotion in many, but a casual watcher of this film will probably struggle to understand why anything is happening.

There is some pretty cool futuristic tech on display, however. The scaling of a giant wall by Allegiant’s heroes is positioned as the centerpiece of the film, and as a set-piece it works. Plus we do finally get a few answers about the particularly convoluted set-up of the world these characters have now inhabited for three movies.

You couldn't accuse any members of the cast of not taking their job seriously, and once again, only Miles Teller provides any relief from the intensity as the wry Peter. That said, the plot's ridiculous reliance on Peter's tendency to flip sides is beyond a joke now.

Grown-ups Jeff Daniels, Octavia Spencer and Naomi Watts come across like teachers chaperoning a high school field trip to the apocalypse.

Although my attention was maintained through this film, I just couldn't shake the thought that I was watching slightly bigger budget version of fondly-remembered, trend-setting Kiwi drama The Tribe.Hide


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BY thorinoak superstar

I was so utterly bored in this film. Just a waste of time with nothing really redemptive about it. Hopefully the next film in the series will be much better.


BY Geronimo superstar

I was pleasantly surprised when seeing this one as the previous instalment in the series was disappointing. But after hearing so many of my friends saying that this one was good I gave it a chance. They seem to have got a lot more right in the flow of the movie this time and I really enjoyed it. now looking forward to the finale :-)


BY RealityCheck superstar

Divergent series : Allegiant
From book to the big screen, this adaptation (I still to read this book), seems to try and fill the gap of 'Twilight' and 'Hunger Games’ movies with some ’Truman Show’ thrown. Sadly I was let down by the ending and it seemed a lot went into the sci-fi stuff and not so much in explanations :-( It was enjoyable and it was good to see Tris and Four again, so cool. The storyline still reminds me heaps of ‘Maze Runner’ after they escape the maze.
Genre :... More Adventure, Fantasy, post-apocolypitic, coming of age
3/5 : Really disappointed by so much, especially the ending after 2 previous films, maybe I expected too much of an ending. (luckily there’s Ascendant/Four coming out in 2017 to really wrap it all up,hopefully)Hide


i have seen one and two of the series and i can not wait for this one


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  • This over-extended teen dystopia is treading water, coming up short on its trademark punchy plotting, teen self-discovery and the wonderful Woodley. Full Review

  • Big but boring, expansive but cheap-looking, Allegiant spins in place, waiting for next year’s Ascendent to come along and offer resolution. Full Review

  • Studded with enticing science-fiction ideas, but it keeps such a poker-straight face while presenting them, you often can’t help but crack up. Full Review

  • Instead of bringing much-needed clarity, Allegiant piles on yet more bamboozling mythology to flummox and confound. Full Review

  • It all leads to a climax so staggeringly lazy and glib that you honestly expect Woodley just to turn to the camera in the final scene, shrug her shoulders and walk off. Full Review

  • For a film that takes great pride in its heroine's nonconformism, pretty much everything in Allegiant feels conventional. Full Review

  • Although “Allegiant” does recapture the original film’s sense of constantly discovering and adapting to fresh information, audiences no longer identify with anyone in particular. Full Review

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