THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT raises the stakes for Tris (Shailene Woodley) as she searches for answers and allies in this star-powered, action-packed second adventure from the Divergent series. On the run and targeted by ruthless faction leader Jeanine (Kate Winslet), Tris fights to protect the people she loves, facing one impossible challenge after another as she and Four (Theo James) race to unlock the truth about the past – and ultimately the future – of their world.
The Divergent Series: Insurgent is on 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital now.
This was fantastic movie, it was something you could watch many times over.
As a actor Kate Winslet played her role so well.
This was not a movie I would generally watch, but thoroughly enjoyed this movie.
Thanks for the opportunity to watch it.
The whole family enjoyed this just as much as the first installment Was interesting to see how the characters evolved from the first film in some cases going in a completely different direction than what we would have guessed.
Could be viewed as a stand alone but personally I think you need to see the first one.
Rated by the family 4 out of 5
Thanks for this DVD guys! I had to get the first of the series before I watched Insurgent and I have to admit that Insurgent was by far the better of the two, more action, and it also explained a few things! To top it off, Theo James is great eye candy. I recommend this series and cannot wait for the final DVD.........
Insurgent is a thoroughly good sequel to Divergent. It is has action and drama and would appeal greatly to the young adult audience. If you enjoyed Divergent you will enjoy this follow-up and if you are a fan of 'The Hunger Games' and movies alike, this may be for you.
So, the second film of the Divergent trilogy. And overall it’s not too bad (my wife loved it, I thought it didn’t hit all the notes - so 50:50), but reminiscent I felt with so many previous films of the same ilk – Matrix, Hunger Games, The Maze etc. The story is fine; the characters still drive the film (pity the story doesn’t in my opinion) and unfortunately there were points where I was asking questions not related to the film.Like " Why do they use Tris’s brother as the same actor as her love interest in “The Fault in Our Stars”? Is there such a shortage and are there no other actors available? On other actors, was it only me, but does Miles Teller (who plays the character Peter) seem eerily like a young John Cusack?
The film does come alive when Eric is around, and becomes better past halfway with the tests at the end but still falls on the old clichés (the Matrix line “Really thought you were the one” makes an appearance). Jai Courtney as Eric was definitely a great evil character – killing him off seemed strange. Kate Winslet I felt struggled in the role of main evil character
This is a film targeted to the 18 – 30. It does feel simplistic, contrived and formulaic at times. Overall I felt it wasn’t an amazing film, but good to enjoy a night in.
I really like this movie. Takes the series in quite a different direction than I was expecting, and improves on pretty much every problem the first movie had. On top of that it also has fantastic visuals. I'm also really interested in where the next movie will go with this concept, as I would expect it to be significantly different from the first two movies.
I had to go and quickly watch the original Divergent movie when I received Insurgent to review and I’m glad I did – it would have been incomprehensible without that. Warning - This review contains potential spoilers for both films.
Insurgent begins without introduction five days after Divergent so if you haven’t seen the latter you’ll have no idea how the cast gets there. Tris (our heroine), Four, Peter and Caleb are staying in Amity (the peaceful faction), however they are caught up to by Eric and his Dauntless army and narrowly escape (minus Peter who seems to have his own agenda) by catching a train which turns out to be full of Factionless. They narrowly (again) escape being killed and team up with the Factionless who are led by Four’s mother Evelyn, previously thought to be dead.
Tris and Four meet up with their old Dauntless colleagues in Candor where they undergo a truth serum trial. Candor is attacked by Eric and Tris is captured but then rescued by Four. However, when Jeanine uses a simulation serum to cause people to threaten to kill themselves if Tris doesn’t turn herself in, Tris is forced to do just that. In Erudite (annoying mispronounced throughout the film) Jeanine has a box that can only be opened by a ‘perfect’ Divergent (Tris of course) and that she claims will be the solution to the Divergent problem. If you want to know if this is true, you’ll have to watch the film yourself.
The graphics and special effects are pretty good, and Shailene Woodley (Tris) acquits herself well, she also has a career as a hairdresser after acting – she gives herself a new haircut which turns out perfectly. All the male actors are fairly interchangeable and easily forgotten but nice to look at, and in fact most of the strong characters are female. As usual, the villains can’t hit anything with their guns and our heroes would have died many times over if it was real life, there are also a lot of ‘captured/rescued’ situations. I found many of these scenarios really annoying, even though I can usually ‘suspend disbelief’ quite easily.
I haven’t read the books so can’t comment on how well (or not) they follow those but there are plenty of online reviews which will let you know about that. All in all, watch it if you enjoyed the first one or feel the need for completeness – but be warned, there are another two movies to go yet. Unfortunately, for me there are just too many plot holes in this movie to let it be anything other than a visual treat. Incidentally, there are a few brutal deaths so this movie is not for younger viewers.
Similar Product Reviews