Arts & Entertainment

THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT

This action-packed sequel to the 2014 box office hit Divergent contains many twists which should leave legions of fans anticipating the next instalment.

Set days after the end of Divergent, Tris (Shailene Woodley) leaves the compound with boyfriend Tobias (Theo James) in search of allies, while scorned leader Jeanine Matthews (Kate Winslet) is on their trail.

This respectable sequel contains numerous death defying action sequences and is visually stunning, especially in the 3D format.

High-calibre actress Kate Winslet leads a predominantly young cast in this fanciful science fiction film, which loses momentum in the second half as the plot intensifies. Intricacies in storylines overshadowed by mesmerizing visuals may lead to confusion, notably for movie-goers who have not read the books.

Aimed at the younger audience, this film is made to a winning formula like The Hunger Games Trilogy, achieving a successful transition from literary to cinematic platform. (MMo)

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