Insurgent is the second movie in the Divergent series, and I thought this was tighter than the book by Veronica Roth. I liked the whole series and reviewed the books in the past. But if you haven’t read them, no worries – just enjoy the action and adventure as Shailene Woodley (as Tris Pryor) kicks it up a notch. She’s a little thing, but she’s bad ass, and carrying a lot of weight on her shoulders. Her nightmares reveal her concerns – anyone she loves seems to end up dying. Her mother and father died protecting her and their factions. She killed her good friend Will, but he was going to shoot her first. Now she’s afraid for her boyfriend Four (handsome Theo James)
They are hiding out with Amity under the reluctant protection of Octavia Spencer. But Jeannine (evil Kate Winslet) puts out a call to find all divergents. She needs someone to break the puzzle of the magic box that holds a message from the past. The army descends on Amity and Tris, Four, and Caleb flee. Tris and Four seek out Dauntless. Caleb decides to find his Erudite people. In their travels, Four encounters a surprise hiding amongst the factionless – someone he thought was dead, and still refuses to acknowledge. With life in disarray, Tris decides to face Jeannine, and subject herself to the puzzle test. So far no divergent has lived while trying to break the simulation tests.
Will Tris prevail? Who shows up to help fight Jeannine and her Erudite empire – Candor? Dauntless? The Factionless? What is the message from the past and what does it bode for the future?
Is there life beyond the wall? So many questions – go see Insurgent to root for Tris and Four. It’s the old theme – why can’t we all get along?