Subtract the element of the five Factions and Insurgent strongly resembles the first instalment of Mockingjay that marks the beginning of the end for Divergent’s fellow teen-lit franchise The Hunger Games. Much like Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) inspires the insurgents of the rebellion led by Alma Coin (Julianne Moore) against frigid President Snow (Donald Sutherland), Tris inspires the warriors of the Factionless led by Evelyn (Naomi Watts) in the fight against Erudite ice queen Janine Matthews (Kate Winslet). They’re all gunning for the promise of a better future that lies outside the walls (literal walls for Insurgent) of these dystopian worlds with a spunky heroine and a morale of social (dis)order.
Rating: ★★★ (out of ★★★★★)
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