Wednesday, April 29

Haiku Revieu | Insurgent

Wednesday, April 29
Insurgent
★★3/4

Divergent: Part 2
Tris is now an action star
What's with the damn box



Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side.



WARNING: Possible spoilers ahead.

I'm not as late with this review as the other two I posted earlier this week—only about a month and a half after seeing it rather than more than two. This movie is still in some theaters!

To be honest, I didn't really care to see this movie in theaters. I liked Divergent, the first movie in this series, well enough—I gave it ***1/2 stars in my review—but I liked Divergent, the book, much more than the others in the series, so I figured the movies would go downhill equally. I was sort of right in that assumption; Insurgent is pretty ridiculous, and, for the most part, not in a good way.

I saw the movie with ladies from my book club, and thank goodness they were there, because I would have felt bad laughing at some of the supposedly more serious moments if no one else was. These movies just try so hard to be something they're not, and even with the changes between the film and the book, which, I'm sure, were meant to make this more appealing to the movie-going masses, there's something missing.

Even the great actors in the movie—Maggie Q, Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer—had little to work with. Shailene Woodley's Tris is just plain terrible, and the various states of her hairdo throughout the movie are massively distracting. Miles Teller's sassy Peter is a shining light, but his quips only do so much.

Then there's the end of the movie, which feels oddly final. How there are going to be two more movies in this franchise, I do not understand.

If you're a series completist, by all means check this one out. It's good for a laugh, at least!

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4 comments

  1. I thought it was an ok movie, once I decided to not compare it to the book. (Except her hair. That was quite ridiculous. And the box. And the ending.)

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  2. As a big fan of the books this movie was so effing ridiculous I don't even know where to begin. What a train wreck. We were the only ones in the theater, and I'm so glad as we could flip out to the appropriate levels necessary. It had some good parts (aka parts that followed the story) but seriously, wtf was with that box and weirdo tests to 'unlock' it??!?! IF YOU HAVE SOURCE MATERIAL WHY NOT JUST STICK TO IT?!

    Rant over. :D

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  3. The hair cracked my friends and I up so bad. It was SO DISTRACTING when she was supposed to be having SERIOUS CONVERSATIONS.

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  4. The changes were certainly strange and seemed unnecessary. I really have no idea where they're going now.

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