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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT [2016]

The third (and last theatrical) film in the Divergent series, Allegiant, is the first part of the final book in the YA novel trilogy by Veronica Roth and coincidentally the final outing for director Robert Schwentke.
Get all that?  Do you care?  No?  Me neither.
Pretty young adults with expensive hair products fight against the heavy-handed government authority in dystop--...I smell catshit.
While the second film left off with some interesting character twists that would have made for some great conflicts, it's all quickly resolved in a matter of minutes and we're back to square one.  There's absolutely no character progression making the simple story all the more boring.  With the exception of few mildly exciting action sequences, the film is drawn-out, horribly paced and piled over on fancy camera-work over a large abundance of bad CGI.
The final film is in talks for a TV movie because of a poor box office performance but word-of-mouth is nobody cares anymore.

1 gas leak out of 5

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