As someone who hasn't read the book I can tell you for sure, Insurgent is a great movie. It starts off after the climactic events in Divergent. Tris (Shailene Woodley) Four (Theo James) Peter (Miles Teller) and Caleb (Ansel Elgort) who are now fugitives on the run are in hiding. If you're a newcomer to the Divergent series then you'd be surprised at the plot twist at the start of the movie that sets a lot of what happens in motion. Lets just say it's an unplanned family reunion. When Divergent ended the villain of the story Jeanine (Kate Winslet) stole a box that was being hidden by Tris' parents, this box contains a secret that Jeanine wants to unlock, but in order to do so she needs a special kind of Divergent. You can just imagine who that might be.
The intensity of the movie will make you feel as though you are right there in the middle of the action. Speaking of action, the movie was full of it. It was a string of never ending near death experiences, fight scenes and life threatening simulations.
It's a wonder there was time for anything else. Meaning the romance in the movie, between Tris and Four.
The romance was almost like an escape from all the hardcore action and rebellion going on.
Not to go off topic but the triple threat that is James, Teller and Elgort is a real treat to watch.
Ansel Elgort's character Caleb was completely different than he was in Divergent, at times he could even be seen as the bad guy. However Ansel didn't get enough screen time, which I think is a real shame considering his acting was really good.
The character of Peter who is played by Miles Teller brought a certain spark to the movie. In the sense that he could really lighten up the mood. Throughout the movie Peter is seen as the bad guy, but by the end that is debatable.
Four who is played by Theo James plays a very important part in the story, aside from just being with Tris. We get a deeper look into his life and learn a lot about his character. You get to see what kind of person and leader he is. Theo did such a great job of bringing every aspect of his character to life.
What can I say about Shailene Woodley's performance? Other than the fact that it was brilliant! Shailene is a great actor so I'm not surprised. She gave such a riveting performance as Tris Prior, in this movie we see Tris not only battling bad guys but also fighting off her inner demons. I have to say her acting in this movie was even better than her performance in The Fault In Our Stars, and definitely better than Divergent.
Lets not forget the two incredible acting talents that appeared in this movie, Octavia Spencer and Daniel Dae Kim.
I was so taken back by the stunning and amazing special effects, it was astounding! It made the movie that much more thrilling.
Robert Schwentke the director has interpreted the story in a way that will please both book and movie fans. Unlike most movie franchises the ending won't leave you hanging on until the next movie. Although there are another two movies, Insurgent ended giving the audience a sense of closure.
I'd say Insurgent has definitely topped Mockingjay part 1. With amazing cinematography and a fantastic score insurgent was truly an incredible movie.