Friday, March 20, 2015

Insurgent - Movie Review

Who's In It?


What's It About? 

On the run from Janine's military forces after their attack on Abnegation at the end of Divergent, Triss plans how to reach the woman herself and kill her - while Janine hunts Triss to open a mystery box from the original founders.

Any Good? 

What I really liked about Divergent (the first in this series) were the scenes where they were under the stims, and there is a lot more diversity in scenes like that in Insurgent. There's also more stims used - such as a truth serum that has a pretty cool visual effect on the subject.

Without reading the books, Shailene Woodley is pretty good as Triss, whos only functions seem to be breaking teeth and crying about it afterward. Theo James is total cheese as Four, Triss' boyfriend, but it seemed to just fit with both characters and the film.

Miles Teller was actually better than expected as the coward, even during the scenes where he's a total dbag he still managed to make me and the whole cinema laugh. Kate Winslet was certainly the best acted, she was totally cool in both person and demeanour as Janine and was just a really good villain. 

Insurgent is the follow-up to last years fairly alright Divergent (see that review here), and it certainly opens like it. You're immediately thrown into Triss and her friends' life on the run without any real explanation - you definitely need to see the first to understand what's going on. I actually quite liked this, much prefer it to the Hunger Games franchise AND it had some of the best CGI I've seen in a long while - looking at YOU Hobbit 3.


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