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”
Definitely way better than the first one. This one was fun and catchy with a good and functioning amount of action. The toys in this movie were more products for the movie and were realistic in terms of military capabilities whereas the first one was way too outlandish and I liked it, but it was unrealistic and didn’t fit with the movie. This one was … Continue reading G. I. Joe: Retaliation
Rob Moore, the studio vice chairman, has stated that a sequel will be developed. The film’s lead actors are contractually obligated to return. In January 2010, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writers of Zombieland, were hired to write the script for the sequel. Stephen Sommers was originally going to return as director of the sequel, but as of January 2011, Sommers will not be … Continue reading G.I. Joe 2 Film News