The Divergent Series: Allegiant
Over the wall
Village Jam Factory - Saturday 17 April 2016, 9:40pm
Running time: 120m
Country: United States
Classification: M (Science fiction themes and violence)
Release date: 15/04/16
Rating: 5/10 (ME 2/5, DP 3/5)
Following the death of Jeanine (Kate Winslet), Eveyln (Naomi Watts) begins to deliver justice on those who supported the previous regime. Tris (Shailene Woodley) and her crew go over the wall to see what’s left beyond the boundaries of the devastated Chicago. They discover a radioactive red wasteland until a doorway opens up to reveal a mysterious world under the control of the mysterious David (Jeff Daniels) who holds the secrets of where they’ve come from and where they’re going.
Allegiant is the third instalment in the Divergent series. The third (and final) book has been split into two films (did someone say Mockingjay?) so we’re only halfway through the conclusion to the series, and the ending teases at where the story will continue. The performances are… well… it may be premature to start drafting an Oscar acceptance speech, but the Divergent films are about the greater story, action sequences and special effects rather than the acting. Sadly, the special effects are underwhelming and generic. We’re not the target demographic for this film, and fans of the series are likely to enjoy it. Of all the films in the genre this isn’t our favourite franchise but it’s an entertaining way to spend a couple of hours.
See also: The Divergent Series: Insurgent