Summary on Google: Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) lives in a futuristic world in which society is divided into five factions. As each person enters adulthood, he or she must choose a faction and commit to it for life. Tris chooses Dauntless -- those who pursue bravery above all else. However, her initiation leads to the discovery that she is a Divergent and will never be able to fit into just one faction. Warned that she must conceal her status, Tris uncovers a looming war which threatens everyone she loves.
What can I say? When I went to the movies to see this I was very excited. I loved the book trilogy and was looking forward to a movie that could compete with the Hunger Games movie franchise. Even if it didn't, how could this movie actually be bad? What I got instead was a movie surprisingly of much less quality than expected. A lot of things were introduced but not explained. The system of choosing your faction was made to look confusing and ridiculous. The true breakout star in the movie was Miles Teller and he played Peter, the guy we the audience should hate. But that happens when the movie has way too many dull parts making a bully look much more appealing when he appears. Tris was done well enough by the actress playing her. Yet I still held out hope that this movie was good and had a number of positive moments that caught my attention. After leaving the theater still feeling good about it, time changed my mind. After the nostalgia wore off I truly realized what I saw was an okay movie at best and not a very good adaptation. All happiness changed to disappointment.
Now looking back this movie was the best of the lot. I skipped Insurgent without a moment's hesitation after seeing that dumb first trailer. But decided to give the latest entry Allegiant a shot. Oh man was I not disappointed in a bad way. I knew it was not likely to be that good but yeah. I left the theater okay but knew this movie series was meant for mediocrity. Clearly no one this time around has the concept of how gas travels in the real world much less in a movie. Too bad for Veronica Roth who wrote a book series far from that. So this movie at best can be watched if you're interested in it. For those who love the movie series, good for you. I'll stick with the book and maybe re-watch the first movie.
Thanks for stopping by. Did any of you go see Allegiant? If you did was there a moment when a creepy flubber thing popped up?