As a fan of the Divergent novel trilogy I was excited when the movies started to come out. The first movie, Divergent, had some slight deviations from the book that I could live with. However I have some strong concerns about the second installment entitled Insurgent.
The movie starts off well enough with the renegades seeking refuge and the dictator seeking knowledge, but the peace is not kept for long. With Tris, played by Shailene Woodley, having guilt riddled nightmares, and Peter, played by Miles Teller, causing strife in the group, it doesn’t take long for the fists to fly. Before long their refuge is infiltrated by the Dauntless who are loyal to Jeanine, played by Kate Winslet, and they are forced to retreat into danger.
Reunions are soon made between those once thought dead and other Dauntless members who have managed to escape Jeanine’s tyranny. But these happy reunions are soon disrupted by unmasked secrets and more Dauntless. Jeanine finds a way to get Tris to be her ultimate test subject to reveal secrets hidden away by the past.
I was extremely disappointed with the movie compared to the book. Major details were lost, and some even being altered. The movie did keep me on my toes and was interesting but because I read the book I could not get over the obvious flaws in the screen play.
Neil Burger could have done a much better job in the execution but he failed to deliver. You would think that with a movie being based off of a popular book they could do a better job with it, after all everything they need is there.
I fear for what is to come in the next movie. Overall I give it 2.5 out of 5 stars. If this movie hadn’t been based off a book I would have enjoyed it much better.