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2016, Divergent, Dystopian Future

Divergent 3: Allegiant (2016)

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The two factions in Chicago are at war, and executions are taking place, so as a result Tris, Four and others escape and climb over the wall into a wasteland, loosing one of their group on the way. Outside they are picked up by the inhabitants of a modern city which has been hidden from view by a visual shield. In the city they are split up, Tris spending time (not in that way) with the boss of this new environment and Four eventually goes back to Chicago where the conflict continues. He is later joined by his friends who try to stop the war.

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Like the other films, the friends are mostly either running away or engaging in firefights with automatic weapons. There are occasional visits to Chicago where people are executed, and the leaders talk earnestly to whoever will listen to them. The ecapees sometimes trog about in the wilderness. Whatever special qualities Tris has, they are not in evidence here, and even though Four seems to be some sort of a superhero, no-one appears to notice. No nudity really, or sex or drinking or drug taking.

A View I watched this mostly wondering what it was all about, but felt that someone must know. As it turned out we were all equally confused, to the extent that the fourth film, intended to complete this story, was shelved. This must have been a real downer for those who had been following the series with enthusiasm. They were thrown a crumb on the possibility of a TV film and a series. Neither have come to pass in 2018. If you have not seen the others in the series do not give this turkey any of your time. Even if you have, consider that it is an “Almost Don’t See”.
Duration 2h 00m Rating (UK) 12A
Source of story Part of the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth
Director Robert Schwentke
Writers/Script Noah Oppenheim, Adam Cooper, Bill Collage
Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Jeff Daniels, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Maggie Q, Bill Skarsgård, Ashley Judd, Janet McTeer, Jonny Weston
Additional Info The film apparently made $179 million worldwide which more or less equalled the production costs and the additional promotional expenditure. Its failure had an adverse effect on Lionsgate’s share price.

 

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