The Divergent Series: Insurgent
“The Divergent Series: Insurgent” raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.
“Insurgent” is an action-packed ride that follows the first film in the “Divergent” series. Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) are on the run from Jeanine (Kate Winslet), the Erudite elite’s leader. Winslet plays Jeanine with a subtle undercurrent of brewing cruelty. There is a secret box Jeanine wants opened, but so far everyone she has ordered to overcome its mind tricks and frightening images has died. Jeanine believes that a divergent such as Tris can make it happen. She has no clue how powerful Tris really is—but she’s about to find out.
The film features many battle and fighting scenes, and exciting chase scenes such as when Tris, Four and Caleb hop a moving train as they flee for their lives. And romance develops between Tris and Four. The movie features a violent and possibly surprising ending, especially for viewers who don’t know the books well. But therein lies one of the problems in relation to it as a family-friendly film. The violence hits a four rating in our content listing, placing it outside of our Dove “Family-Approved” status, not to mention other strong content in the sex and language categories. Sadly, we can’t place our Dove Seal on “Insurgent.”