Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) Film Review

Another victim of split-book syndrome…

EOne Films.

The dystopian and Hunger Games like series is back for its two-part finale, but does the two-part cutting manoeuvre work in its favour?

Following the events of Insurgent, Allegiant takes fans beyond the wall after discovering there are others out there. Away from the faction system, the films main group of heroes venture out to explore what lies beyond while a war begins to erupt in their home city. The question on everyone’s lips is whether the people beyond the wall are friends or foes…

While a good premise, the execution is quite rocky with the film not following a clear path and often drifting away from the main story. This is due to the fact that the final source material was again split, and in turn makes Allegiant feel dragged out.

At times, the flick does reignite what made the series stand out by touching on inequality and the painful effects of segregation. Four & Tris (Theo JamesShailene Woodley respectively) are up to there usual standard too, while Kate Winslet’s Jeanine is dearly missed.

Verdict: A rocky sequel that has its good and bad moments. While not on-par with the series first two films, there is still some fun to be had here.

Overall Rating: 6/10 

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