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Movie Review: Insurgent

posted Apr 10, 2015, 11:47 AM by Unknown user

Jessica Lawrence

Though it was originally described to have the perfect cast along with the right combination of action, romance and adventure, Insurgent wasn’t what it was made out to be by critics.  The best part about the movie was that it followed Veronica Roth’s novel for the most part,  but the ending wasn’t what it was supposed to be and it left me irritated.

Insurgent is the second novel in Veronica Roth’s famous Divergent series and it follows Tris Prior as she is forced to leave her new-found faction in Dauntless for a life that’s supposed to be less complicated in Amity.  This peace doesn’t last long as the Erudite increase security and begin to seek out Dauntless.  The simulations used to test the Dauntless were often confusing, as it was hard to tell what was a simulation and what was actually real.

Graphics were done extremely well and the acting was beyond good, but there were times I was left wondering if what happened in the movie actually happened in the novel.  Like the ending, I wasn’t sure if it was correct and it turned out it wasn’t.  From those last few minutes, it’s hard to tell if creators will be able to make Allegiant into a movie as well, seeing as the final scenes weren’t what they should have been.

I have to admit, though, that Insurgent was done quite well and I wouldn’t be surprised if it won an Academy Award next year.  With these thoughts in mind, I would recommend seeing Insurgent while it’s still in theaters, but don’t be surprised if you’re left just a little disappointed if you read the book beforehand.