Movie Diverges From the Book

Reviewer Emma Saltsman Contends Movie is Better

Courtesy of Yahoo

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Emma Saltsman, Staff Writer

Insurgent is the second movie of the trilogy Divergent, and Neil Burger, the directer, definitely. The movie was far better than the book, although the plot was completely different.

The movie takes place right where Divergent ends with Tris (Shailene Woodly), Four (Theo James), Caleb (Ansel Elgort), and Peter (Miles Teller) running through the woods to escape the leader of Erudite, Jeanine (Kate Winslet). Jeanine is still after all Divergents because of the threat they present to the faction system, since they cannot conform to one specific group. Divergents are more likely to break the system.

In Insurgent, the faction system becomes less and less appealing. In the first movie, I think everyone wanted to have a faction system, somewhere where everyone belonged, but as time goes on, the utopian society begins to crumble. The society falling seems to affect Tris the most. She struggles with the death of her parents and her friend Will. The movie portrays Tris as going insane because of everything that’s going around her. Four seems to be the only thing keeping her sane.

Insurgent was extremely well-directed and the acting was incredible. I would argue this movie was better than the first, mostly because Insurgent did a really good job of setting up the next movie, Allegiant, without being boring.

Allegiant is scheduled to come out March 16, 2016, but is going to be split into two movies, with the second one coming out March 24, 2017. I’m excited to see what is going to happen, but I’m not excited about the two parts. Hopefully, it will be worth the two-year wait for the final ending.


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