So, after waiting around a year, the time is finally here: Insurgent is finally in cinemas. I’m always a little apprehensive when seeing book-to-movie adaptations because I want to like the movie as much as the book; I didn’t really have that problem with Insurgent because as I started watching it, I realised that I can’t actually remember much of what happened in the book. Book amnesia was actually a little helpful, for once; although, I did notice how they changed the ending.
I don’t really have too much to say about the movie, other then I really liked it. But, of course, I’m not going to leave the review at this – what kind of a review would it be, if I did that? So I will tell you my two main thoughts while watching it.
- Caleb is an arse! (I never know if I should write ‘ass’ or ‘arse’. I’m English, so I will write arse. This is how I pronounce it, so I will write it this way. Not sure why I had to discuss this. Bear with me, I’m moving on now). I just kept thinking how weak Caleb is. I will try to not reveal any spoilers here, but at one point I was thinking: Oh, sure. You’ll do that to save yourself, but you won’t do ANYTHING to save your sister! He thinks he’s so smart because he is Erudite, but he can be so stupid. Rant over.
- My second thought is that Shailene Woodley is really good at acting the emotional scenes. The emotional scene from the first movie, Divergent, where she is cradling her mothers’ body made me tear-up and there were a couple of times in this movie where I got a little emotional; I really felt her pain and how much she was carrying on her shoulders.
So all in all, I really enjoyed this movie and am sad that I’m probably going to have to wait another year to watch the third installment.
4 out of 5 stars.