CINEMA REVIEW: The Divergent Series: Insurgent (12A)

SCI-FI SEQUEL .... The Divergent Series: Insurgent is out now.
SCI-FI SEQUEL .... The Divergent Series: Insurgent is out now.

THE fight for civilisation continues in this exciting sci-fi sequel.

Insurgent picks up where Divergent left off, when Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley), her boyfriend Four (Theo James), her brother Caleb (Ansel Elgort) and bad-guy-turned-good Peter (Miles Teller) are on the run from the powers that oversee the post-apocalyptic Chicago.

The citizens of the city are the only ones left in the dystopian future which has seen people divided into five factions in the hope of creating a peaceful existence.

But Erudite leader Jeanine (Kate Winslet) threatened that in the first instalment, based on the books by Veronica Roth.

Tris was left fighting for survival after tests showed she was Divergent, meaning she fit into more than one faction.

Now Jeanine is trying to uncover a message hidden in a box that can only be unlocked by the strongest Divergent – Tris.

The film is really exciting in parts, but overall, it’s a little slower in pace than Divergent.

A lot of it seems to be the in-between parts of the story, building up for the conclusion in Allegiant.

We’re seeing a lot of tough girls in films lately and it’s great that the female of the species is finally being given the chance to be the hero – we don’t all need to be rescued by boys!

Woodley is fantastic in the strong role and is a brilliant role model.

SCI-FI SEQUEL .... The Divergent Series: Insurgent is out now.

SCI-FI SEQUEL .... The Divergent Series: Insurgent is out now.

The film does seem a little long but the high-energy stunt-packed sequences will be enough to keep you gripped.

I’m excited to see how it all ends in Allegiant.

The Divergent Series: Insurgent is out now. See it at Cineworld Boldon. Click here to book tickets.

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We’re seeing a lot of tough girls in films lately and it’s great that the female of the species is finally being given the chance to be the hero – we don’t all need to be rescued by boys!