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Insurgent diverges from Divergent

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By SARAH EATON
CONTRIBUTING WRITER
seato3@UNH.NEWHAVEN.EDU

In the 2014 film Divergent, Tris Prior, a Divergent in a world divided by factions based on virtues, discovers a plot by the faction Erudite to destroy all Divergents and sets out with Four, member of the Dauntless faction, to stop the plan before it begins.

A scene from the film Insurgent (AP Photo)

A scene from the film Insurgent (AP Photo)

Now, the story continues with Insurgent where Tris, Four, other Divergents and members of Dauntless are on the run from the infamous Jeanine of Erudite.

Based on the trilogy of novels written by Veronica Roth, the film Insurgent stays close to the ideas and plot of the book. Any changes made to the film by director Robert Schwentke enhances the overall visual effect and clarifies several plot points for the viewers.

Insurgent begins where Divergent left off. Tris and Four are on the run from Jeanine, leader of Erudite faction. While on the run they plot to end Jeanine’s reign before she can end the lives of all Divergents. However, along the way they discover Jeanine’s true plans—to hunt Divergents to unlock the secrets left by the founders of the five faction society. Haunted by her past, Tris, along with

Four, face impossible challenges to protect the ones she loves and to unlock the truth of the future of their world.

Overall, the acting of Shailene Woodley as Tris and Theo James as Four are faithful to the characters in the novel. Woodley and James also complete amazing stunts at ease throughout the film, just as their characters would have being trained in Dauntless.

The visual effects in the film beautifully capture each faction as well as the destruction of cities between the factions. The visual effects show the factions as they are, but they also show how the power of

Erudite has affected them. The CGI used in this film, especially during the simulations, amazingly captures the environment and challenges that Tris, Four and other Divergents must face in the world corrupted by Jeanine and her followers.

Insurgent tops Divergent in intensity, excitement and emotion. As great as Divergent was, Insurgent kept me on the edge of my seat and left me wanting more in the end. Insurgent is definitely a must see for those who watched Divergent or read the trilogy by Veronica Roth. The ending may leave one hanging, but there is no need to worry. The end of the trilogy, Allegiant, is set to be split into two films a la Mockingjay, with Part One coming March 2017 and Part Two coming March 2018.

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