ONE CHOICE CAN DESTROY YOU.
Tris and Four (Shailene Woodley, Theo James) are on the run from Jeanine Mathews (Kate Winslet), while she is trying to find a Divergent with powers strong enough to open a mysterious box. A new director and writers make sure that this sequel to Divergent (2014) has more action and moves faster, but it still gets bogged down after a snappy first hour with a series of simulations that get repetitious. However, interesting themes of courage and cowardice, and the film takes great advantage of its 3D effects in a few well designed action sequences. Woodley is still a compelling lead.
2015-U.S. 119 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Robert Schwentke. Novel: Veronica Roth. Cast: Shailene Woodley (Beatrice “Tris” Prior), Theo James (Tobias “Four” Eaton), Kate Winslet (Jeanine Mathews), Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Naomi Watts… Zoë Kravitz, Ray Stevenson, Maggie Q, Octavia Spencer, Mekhi Phifer, Janet McTeer, Ashley Judd.
Trivia: Followed by Allegiant (2016).