|Shailene Woodley...seriously, look at that schnoz|
Once again, Tris (Shailene Woodley) is a special snowflake because she's a divergent. That means she has traits of all the different factions. I guess. But she doesn't act any different than anyone else, and doesn't seem any smarter or more skilled than anyone else, so she doesn't seem that special to me.
The problem with this movie is the same as the last one, only more so. Most of the "action" in this movie just involved virtual simulations, which have zero tension, because it's like watching a hallucinogenic dream. Yeah, yeah, if you die in the dream, you die in real life. Well, we know she's not going to die because they have two more sequels to get through, so that's not a concern. You spend half the movie watching her flying around and seeing dead people and waiting for something to actually happen.
The twist in the end ruined the movie. Without giving it away, basically, the movie says, "Yeah, the faction system makes no sense on its own. Here's the real reason it exists." Since the first movie was all about Tris getting into and struggling with the faction system, this makes the entire last movie a waste of time.
I haven't seen her in anything else, but in this movie, Shailene Woodley is a bad actress. Most of the movie has her with a "deer in the headlights" look of fear and confusion. Unlike Jennifer Lawrence in Hunger Games, Shailene's fight scenes are completely unconvincing. She punches like she's swinging a mile away from people, and she practically flinches every time she shoots a gun. At no time did I believe she was actually good at combat.
|This is absolutely not a real boxing stance|
There will be no review of Allegiant, because the only way I'll watch it is if you drag me to the TV with rusty hooks in my nose. I seriously can't believe enough people read these books to make them bestsellers.
What did you think of the Divergent series? Would you ever watch it?
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