Review: Allegiant


Theatrical Release Poster, Summit Entertainment

The third film in the Divergent series Allegiant opened with a devastating $29.1 million its first weekend as oppose to last year’s film Insurgent, which opened with over $54 million.

The third film is about Beatrice, played by Shailene Woodley; Four, played by Theo James; and their former Dauntless friends on their journey outside the wall to discover a “better world” outside of Chicago.

Along their journey, Beatrice and Four uncover hidden secrets about where they came from and soon figure out that going beyond that wall could bring a big threat to Chicago and everyone in it, all of which could potentially destroy what they know as “home” and their family/friends.

What started out as a peaceful mission to bring two worlds together turns out to be a battle against humanity.

Now that there are no factions, Evelyn, played by Naomi Watts; and Johanna, played by Octavia Spencer; feel that they are both equal to be leader, which leads Johanna to make a new faction called The Allegiant. This caused a brawl between the two.

What they don’t know is there is a much bigger threat that is rising that will wipeout Chicago. The movie goer needs to watch this film in order to not spoil what the big threat is.

“The penultimate part of the Divergent franchise combines a weak plot with dull action and unappealing leads,” The Guardians Henry Barnes said.

The weak plot could be overlooked due to the tons of action the film provides. With the lack of character connection, this film wasn’t the best of the three. However, it does provide a sense of emotional connection with the audience.

The film felt a bit rushed throughout and lacked connection to each scene, leaving the audience having to infer for themselves. The end will leave the audience empty handed with a poor conclusion that leads into the next and last film, Ascendant, being released in June 2017.