A much to long film that lacks character direction leaving the audience utterly confused and unsatisfied. Continue reading Dull and Overreaching | Review of ‘The Divergent Series: Allegiant’
By: Cynthia Ayala
Insurgent stars Shailene Woodley as Tris Prior, the Divergent protagonist who is on the run from the power hungry Erudites lead by the ruthless Jeanine (played by Kate Winslet). Alongside Four (played by Theo James), her friend and love, the two search for allies in the unlikeliest places of all in the futuristic ruins of Chicago. Together, they must find what Tris’s mother gave her life to hide, what Jeanine want’s so badly, the secret of the past that may be the key – or destruction – of the future.
Incredibly fast paced, this film delivers a punch and evaluates what it means to be a part of something, a community. Separated into factions – Dauntless, Candor, Erudites, Abnegation, and Amity – society has put up walls to differentiate themselves. However, those who fit more than one faction are Divergent, a quality that puts everyone, especially Tris, in terrible danger. The film goes beyond the first to evaluate who these characters are and where they come from. A fast-paced film jumps from scene to scene as it follows these characters who are being hunted down by Jeanine who discovers that soon; she needs the daughter of the woman she killed, she needs Tris. Talk about the irony. Kate Winslet plays the villainous so spectacularly.
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By: Cynthia Ayala
An entertaining film that brings to life a novel that focuses on the cost of unity at a particular price. While not a terribly unique concept, Shailene Woodley was able to bring to life her character and make herself, the character and the film shine. Read on for a full review. Continue reading “Bland but entertaining | Cyn’s Movie Review – Divergent”
By: Sean O’Connell There are multiple movies that we know are going to be in San Diego for Comic-Con 2013 – films like The Amazing Spider-Man 2 , The Hunger Games: Catching Fire or a full slate of Marvel projects. And then there are the titles that were assumed to be in attendance, but were waiting on confirmation. Today, Divergent moves from the “Maybe” column … Continue reading Divergent Comic-Con Plans Revealed
Great movie! OMG I loved this movie so much. The story line was brilliantly done, it was consistent, unwavering and, like I said before, brilliant. The acting was great, the cast had great chemistry with one another and the special effects and action scenes were beautifully captured and done. This movie also had great symbolism to equate the corruption of the church to that of … Continue reading Priest