March 20, 2015 By

Okay, I’ll admit I wasn’t interested in this movie series at all until I heard the crowd reaction to the trailer for this second movie. I figured I’d watch the first one on DVD and see what the hoopla was all about.

Surprisingly, Divergent wasn’t that bad, although I did feel it took a little too long before we got to the meat of the story. I honestly had forgotten most of the movie, even though I saw it just a few months ago. I had hopes that the sequel would really amp things up and impress me. Ahhhh…..nope.
The story is really weak, the characters are flat, and other than some cool effects during a “Matrix” type of sequence, I can’t imagine that even the hardcore book fans will be amazed by seeing this story come to life. This is a prime example of “just because the chapters flowed in the book, doesn’t mean it will be that smooth on film”. I can see how this story would work as a curl up and read paperback, but as a sci-fi action drama movie, its boring.

I can go on and on about all the negative aspects of this movie (there’s plenty) but I’ll just say that unless you’re a giant fan of the book series, just wait for the DVD.

Markellus’s Verdict 2/5