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A Look into Divergent Series: Insurgent  

The Divergent has come back with its new series – Insurgent. This is the second instalment of the Divergent trilogy written by Veronica Roth. The genre of the film is science fiction. The film is now showing here in Singapore starting March 20, 2015. Singaporeans can watch the movie and see what it has to offer this weekend.


For those who already watched the movie, they will know that there is no secret ending. It is better that its predecessor and we hope that the next instalment will be better than the Insurgent. The movie runs for one hundred nineteen minutes (less than two hours). Like in the first instalment, the Insurgent follows the undertakings of Tris who will unlock a message passed down by her ancestors.

While there are people who are satisfied with the movie, there are others that think Insurgent is dragging and extended. Its symbols and metaphors are lesser plus it lacks denouement. Well, for those who haven’t watched it, let’s be the judge. Here are some things that we should know about Insurgent:


  • Casts: The casts are comprised of Shailene Woodley as Beatrice “Tris” Prior, Theo James as Tobias “Four” Eaton, Octavia Spencer as Johanna Reyes, Jai Courtney as Eric Coulter, Ray Stevenson as Marcus Eaton, Zoe Kravitz as Christina, Miles Teller as Peter Hayes, Ansel Elgort as Caleb Prior, Maggie Q as Tori Wu, Naomi Watts as Evelyn Johnson-Eaton, Kate Winslet as Jeanine Matthews, Mekhi Phifer as Maz, Ashley Judd as Natalie Prior, Daniel Dae Kim as Jack Kang, Keiynan Lonsdale as Uriah Pedrad, Suki Waterhouse as Marlene, Rosa Salazar as Lynn, Emjay Anthony as Hector, Janet McTeer as Edith Prior and Johnny Weston as Edgar. The film is directed by Robert Schwentke produced by Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher.
  • Plot: Tris and Four are being pursued after escaping hostile takeover from Jeanine and the rest of Erudite. Tris and Four boarded the train and were brought to Factionless. Tris and Candor arrived at Candor and later arrested by Jack Kang. To know the truth, Four suggested that they use the truth serum. The serum brought shocking truths which angered Four. In Factionless, Four’s mother, Evelyn, said that war is inevitable and they should begin with the preparations. Towards the end of the story, the Factionless hit the Erudite facility. Evelyn then murdered Jeanine. The death of Jeanine formed a new alliance between Dauntless and Factionless. The new alliance should think of how they can govern of what’s left.