Thursday, March 17, 2016

Allegiant

Rated PG-13 / 2 hr 1 min / Action - Adventure - Mystery

What is it about?

The evil of the Erudite dictatorship has been defeated. Now time to usher in the new dictator... Miss Piggy. Of course the new head honcho is making all of the same mistakes all over again, so Tris and Four leave. That's what heroes do when a new bad guy shows up! Outside the wall they find a wasteland where the rain is a rusty red color. It's creepy, but they push on. They then find the people responsible for Chicago's current state. The fiend who set up the factions and let them fight each other, Gonzo. He wants Tris to join him in his fight for existential chemical imbalance or something equally convoluted.

You will like it if...

You liked the first two Divergent series films. What can I say? The third book in the series was a train wreck and this film is no different. They didn't try to follow the book too closely and as a result made it even worse. Don't worry, they still hit a lot of the major plot points, but how they get there is very different. Allegiant relies heavily on flashy CGI special effects to cover for its inadequacies. In some scenes the special effects look almost comically bad. The film also suffers from many of the same problems the previous films do. The side characters in the film have the best actors (Jeff Daniels, Naomi Watts, and Miles Teller), but unfortunately in minor roles. The two lead characters are just awful to the point I wish they would kill off Tris and Four to continue the story without them. Fans of the first two films should enjoy the mild action and flashy special effects in this new installment. Fans of the books might not. For everyone else I would wait for it to come out on Redbox/Digital/Netflix. There isn't anything special about Allegiant that makes it worth the price of a ticket if you're not already a fan.

Next Week

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - There is no vote or other choice. You must comply to the demands of the next week I will be reviewing this film. WRA.

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