Our The Divergent Series: Allegiant review #FandangoFamily

I didn’t read the Divergent book series, and I never would have seen the movies if it weren’t for our teenage daughter asking me to watch them. We started at the beginning with Divergent (2014), and just like that – we both hooked, which of-course led to us watching the second. We recently saw the third installment “The Divergent Series: Allegiant” in the theater. Seeing these movies together, and discussing them has been a great experience for the both of us.

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Movie: The Divergent Series: Allegiant
Rating: PG-13
Running time: 2h 20m
Moviegoers: Mom, 45; Allison, 16

The story:
After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris (Shailene Woodley) must escape with Four (Theo James) and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.

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Our thoughts on the movie:

We both found this chapter of the Divergent series better than the previous installment. Though, not better than the first. The story is interesting, but I feel it’s starting to be a little played out. My daughter, does not agree. She enjoyed the movie a lot more than I did. We both agree the actors did a good job, and the story is interesting. Sparking a lot of discussion from the use of GMO’s to the difference between lower, middle and upper class in our country. I’m glad to have seen the movie, and will of-course see the fourth and final chapter when it comes to theaters. Though, I am hoping for better.

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What kids will like: I think teenagers will enjoy this movie. Especially if they read the books. The movie is easy to follow with a gratifying ending. The main characters are also easy on the eyes, and likable.

What parents may like about this movie: The story is interesting, and smart. The characters are well written. It’s not your typical teenager fluff. It’s an easy movie to watch with your teens.

Positive themes: Learning to overcome your fears and standing up for what you know is right. 5/5)

Violence/scare factor: Fighting, chasing and a lot of killing. No sight of blood. 3/5)

Sex/Romance: No sex, or romance but the discussion of feelings and love. Two maybe three kisses. 1/5)

Bad language: There might have been three swear words. Nothing heavy. 1/5

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Comments

  1. Wendy Pesce says:

    If you do have time, I suggest you read the books as well! SO much better, and while the movies have done a decent job of following the story, there are some plot lines that veered off the original books. Much more detail and insight when you read them!

  2. Liz
    Twitter: yesnofilms
    says:

    I like the books and the films in the Divergent series. No spoilers, but I heard the last Divergent movie (Ascendant, aka Allegiant Part 2) is going to follow the books, so the ending is going to be interesting for those who haven’t read the books.

    I gave this one 4/5, I gave the last one 4/5 too but in order, my favorites are movie #1 (Divergent), this one, and movie #2 (Insurgent).

  3. Karen Glatt says:

    I think reading the books helps when watching this series. I sure like this series and want to see this new movie.

  4. Lauren Weber
    Twitter: laurenweber84
    says:

    I can’t wait to see it, even if it’s not the greatest 😉 I loved the books – such an easy and fun read. Bring on the YA dystopia 😉

  5. Hannah C says:

    I like the Divergent series. I’m looking forward to seeing this movie. I like the main character Shailene Woodley.

  6. Rachel says:

    I need to see these movies. I’m going to see if the first is on Prime. Thanks for your review.

  7. Been following this series since the first film went out. Great story! I haven’t read the book though.

  8. I can’t wait to see this movie, I have seen all of the other movies and so far they have been pretty good. I never read the books about it though.

  9. I read the first two books in this series and saw the first movie, but I decided that they just weren’t for me. I’m usually a fan of YA dystopian books and movies though, so it was disappointing to not be more invested in this one.

  10. I haven’t seen the movies or read the books. Appreciated your insights on the movie experience.

  11. The first book was okay couldn’t get onto the second. Maybe the movie is better??

  12. shelly peterson says:

    I have not read any of the books myself but do love these movies. I went over the weekend and seen the newest one and enjoyed it.

  13. I have these on my reading list to hopefully get to sometime this year!