- Allegiant review by MD
This is the third film in the "Divergent" series. If you have not seen the first two, don't even think of seeing this one; if you have seen the first two, whether you choose to see this will depend on how much of a masochist you are.
Overall, it is just about watchable because the cast do a great job of pretending they believe in it, but really the story is ludicrous and so many of the scenes are cliched and banal, a cinematic paint by numbers sort of thing. In what appears to me to be a trend in modern movies, the first half is better than the second. In the former there is at least some attempt to show real characters operating in semi-believable situations, but once the (obvious) truth is out and the protagonists are in a race against time to thwart the evil mastermind, it becomes just like puppets in a comic book, way too simplistic and rushed, with a believability factor of zero.
This is a two star movie through and through. And the fourth one is still to come!
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