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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BY Dominic Corry Flicks Writer
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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The Divergent Series: Allegiant
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
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
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