As young adult film properties boil and bubble as tensions between fans and enemies of the genre collide, the Divergent film series brings forward its next entry in the dystopian action-drama. The Divergent Series: Allegiant is an upcoming film based on the best-selling novels by Veronica Roth. This marks the 3rd entry in the film series leading up to Ascendant which will conclude the franchise that began with 2014's Divergent.
Here's the plot:
After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known in order to find a peaceful solution for their embroiled city. 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.
There has been alot of negative press surrounding this movie. Many consider it a cheap knock-off of Hunger games. Some think the entire franchise is a big joke that the studio keeps playing on film-goers. And many just want the franchise to end so that they can stop ranting about it. Yeah, there's not alot of love for this film series unless it's coming from devoted fans who will show up in droves to catch the next installment. The Divergent series is far from being perfect and it's not without its faults like many movies that are praised continually for being perfect or free of mistakes. However, it seems like the early reviews are out to bury the film before it reaches theaters. We'll see if that messes with the film's box-office.
What many are hoping for, openly or secretly, is that this film triggers the end of young adult novel film genre and that people will laugh at it as it begins the downward spiral into oblivion. People quickly and often forget that box-office decides if the studio decides to push on with a film franchise or get off the bus before it goes over the cliff into abysmal failure. There are actually dozens upon dozens of young adult films in the pipeline and more on the way. The genre will not die with Divergent or even the recent 5th Wave movie. There's a clear target audience for these films and they will continue to make them as long as they perform accordingly. Whether you choose to watch this entry of Divergent is solely up to you. But remember, the genre isn't going away anytime soon so it's best to look the other way if you don't like what you see.