Sequel lets the real insurrection begin

MOVIE REVIEW

By Brock Ver Hoeven, Staff Writers

Admit it, some of us wondered if “Insurgent” was going to be any good because of the plot twists towards the end of “Divergent.” But for the most part, “Insurgent” follows the same storyline as the book — for the most part.

As Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley), Four (Theo James), Caleb Prior (Ansel Elgort), and Peter (Miles Teller) search for other Dauntless members, betrayal and pursuit follows them.

On the run from Jeanine Matthews (Kate Winslet) and the rest of the Erudite faction, Tris leads with followers in tow while looking for answers about what her parents were protecting and why they had died for it.

When Four’s mother, Evelyn (Naomi Watts), makes an appearance, looking to unify the factionless and the Dauntless, to take down Jeanine and the rest of the Erudite, revealing that the rest of the Dauntless are taking refuge in the faction of Candor, Tris and the group don’t hesitate about re-uniting. Situations become complicated when the Erudite attack them with a special weapon, a neuromatic bullet that will make them kill themselves unless Tris gives herself over.

After one death, Tris gives herself in to Jeanine and becomes the newest test subject for Erudite. Realizing the thing her parents were protecting was a secret message that only a divergent could open, she decides to try and open it to save the rest of Dauntless.

Jeanine taunts Tris before an oncoming test that will be brutal for her mind as well as taxing for her body.
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Jeanine taunts Tris before an oncoming test that will be brutal for her mind as well as taxing for her body.

When finally under testing, Tris will have to deal with the ghosts of her past, and face the skeletons of her closet once and for all. On the second attempt, she’ll pass all test with flying colors, and finally succeed.

When a secret that will change everyone’s life is revealed, the storyline twists a little bit. Instead of a select group of people venturing outside the wall, masses of people are shown swarming towards the wall of this futuristic Chicago. Another surprise is another death that came earlier than it did in the book.

Books are typically better than the movie, mainly because they can’t get all the details in the movie that they can in a book, but when you change the storyline, fans tend to get mad. For the most part.