Shailene Woodley returns to the futuristic world of teenage rebellion in Insurgent.
This movie sucks!!"
Based on another extremely popular series of teenage dystopian novels, Divergent was no masterpiece itself, but it still had some strong characteristics that made it enjoyable. All that jumps right out the CGI'd window with Insurgent. This is an eye rolling failure that will have audiences questioning motives, continually side changing characters, and an epically bad shot at continuity. That's not to mention Kate Winslet's mind boggling attempt at trying to do her best Glenn Close impersonation. Insurgent cashes in on every plot point it can throw at the screen within the first hour of the movie with no hesitation, leaving it an additional sixty minutes short of keeping audiences enthralled in a story that has nothing left to offer.
|"Four, listen. This dude is from Whiplash.|
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Fans of this series will want to see this just to connect the dots. But, be forewarned, Insurgent lacks the spark of the first one, which is definitively painted all over Woodley's pretty face from the onset of the opening credits. She's a far greater actress than the material she's given here. Hopefully part three brings something new to the table and allows some room for actual acting. Insurgent is supposed to be focused on action, villainous characters, and a depressing dystopian future. I walked away wanting nothing more than a pillow and a blanket.