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Divergent, Drama - YA, Sci-Fi - Dystopian Future

Divergent 2: Insurgent (2015)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 12A
Source of story Novel of the same name by Veronica Roth – although the film goes is own way – apparently.
Writer/s Script Brian Duffield, Akiva Goldsman, Mark Bomback
Director Robert Schwentke
Starring Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney, Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Octavia Spencer, Ashley Judd, Naomi Watts, Maggie Q, Janet McTeer, Ansel Elgort
Elevator Pitch At the end of the first film the Divergents appear to be suffering from mind control and have killed everyone in sight, leaving Tris, Four and a couple of others on the run. They move from one problem to another always being chased by armed elements of the authorities, until Tris must give herself up and face a final showdown with Janine and her cohorts.
Content There appear to be three elements in this movie, sometimes people are running away, sometimes they are engaging in firefights with automatic weapons, and sometimes they are being subject to mind control. The mind control sequences are impressive. There is no nudity, no drugs, no booze and one implied sex act.
A View I just could not get over the fact that despite the possible threat of attack no-one on either side ever seemed to take any defensive precautions, and so people with guns would suddenly appear in the enemy stronghold and start shooting. Maybe I was missing something. And I got fed up with seeing Tris looking longingly into the middle distance. And the denoument! Well I’ll go to the foot of our stairs!

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Author of this site three technical books and two novels


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