The Divergent Series: Allegiant

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So from what I’ve seen it was kind of boring and I did not feel I would pay money to see it again. Personally like most sequels this series has been overly made and doesn’t deserve another movie. While there was a lot of action, there was also a little more drama than expected, but honestly it was pretty boring. I discussed this with others who felt so as well. I would not recommend this movie unless you’re into the series. And I have not seen the series, but from what I heard, I wouldn’t. Thanks.   (James Anderson)

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The Divergent series recently released a new movie, Allegiant. Although this movie had a lot of characteristics to attract young viewers, there were many flaws regarding the characters and storyline. Many viewers loved the first movie, Divergent, because it was very similar to the book. Those who didn’t read the series enjoyed the movie because of the adventure and romance, or the captivating and exciting plot. But in the second movie, Insurgent, many viewers were upset because the movie was virtually nothing like the book. Viewers who did not read the book either liked it, again because of the plot, or were confused by what was going on. I believe that what happened with Insurgent was like Allegiant. Although many viewers liked the film for the constant excitement, there were many references from previous films and books, or just about the somewhat confusing plot that may have gone over viewer’s heads.

Even though there were a lot of flaws to this film, there will still be a lot of viewers who enjoy this movie. Admittedly, even through all of these problem spots with Allegiant, I honestly thought the movie kept my attention the whole time. There were no long periods of time without excitement or romance. This film is primarily targeted to pre-teens and young adults who love a good adventure-and honestly-want to see Four (Tobias), played by Theo James, who is brave in the face of danger and caring to his girlfriend, Tris, portrayed by Shailene Woodley. Many teens adore this couple and their story, so there is no doubt that many people will enjoy this film. If you love romance and somewhat intense scenes, then Allegiant is a film for you. However, if you do not enjoy romance and/or adventure, you will definitely not enjoy this film.

In conclusion, Allegiant is a film with a lot of confusing references and no clear connection to the other two films. Even though Divergent series book lovers may not be thrilled with this new addition to the series, the movie keeps an exciting tone and makes viewers want to relate to the characters. If you love romance, adventure, Shailene Woodley, and Theo James, then Allegiant is a film worth seeing! (Jennifer Sadler)

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In the movie Allegiant, Tris is faced with a challenge, such challenge, will decide the fate of the settlement. As chaos starts to rot away at the Factions, Tris, Four and a few others escape beyond the wall to discover what truly lies behind it. They walk for miles upon miles of uncharted wasteland until they discover a “camo” wall and are saved by a patrol. Then they have to find out how to save their home. My opinion on the matter is that the film is a little boring at particular moments. It is not really an “on the edge of your seat” film for me and I didn’t read the book, so I did not know what happens. As for action, yeah it has great action scenes. Also I felt slightly lost at moments. It was a little all over the place. Special effects are really good though. This film is for fans of this series and those who like action, but not for people who don’t like action or a slight story. (Payton Sims)

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The Divergent series has been one of the most popular and inspirational series throughout the young adult population for several years. The series consists of Divergent, the first book/film in the series, Insurgent, the second book/film, and Allegiant the final and third book/film in the series by Veronica Roth. Recently, director, Robert Schwentke released the film Allegiant. Although the film emphasized many characteristics through the main character, Tris, (portrayed by actress Shailene Woodley) that many young adults aspire to attain, Allegiant lacked many vital movie components, such as character development, a thoroughly explained plot, for the film had various plots that did not manage to tie into each other, making the film very confusing, and clear determination in aspects of character, setting, plot, costume, etc. With these unfortunate misinterpretations, the film, I found, was unenjoyable.

Aside from the errors Allegiant presented, the film also did not follow the book. Being an individual that viewed both the film and the books, Allegiant created an altered version of the book, but was not able to provide the same essence. As it is known, many films based on books/texts alter the overall story to add elements of a movie, but what Robert Schwentke was not able to do was take those elements and use them effectively. Not only did the film, Allegiant, adjust the plot and character development of the original book, but was not able to do so effectively, to the point the film was entertaining.

To conclude, the film Allegiant contained several errors in character development, interpretation of the book, a thoroughly explained plot, entertainment, and determination in aspects of character, and setting. Personally, I would not recommend this film. (Katie Gardner)

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Recently I viewed the the upcoming movie Allegiant, and after that I have many thoughts and opinions. One thing that really shocked me was the similarities between this movie and that of the series, The Hunger Games. The traits of the characters in both movies were extremely similar to me, as well as the plot of the movie. (Connor Abate)

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Allegiant is the 3rd instalment in the Divergent series. It falls flat in every category. The acting is bland and robotic, at times it’s even humorous when characters say something so serious with little expression or care. The action is not anything exciting or worth seeing the movie for. The story is far from original (basically The Hunger Games). The only good thing I can really say about this movie is that the character Peter is humorous. It is kinda interesting, but again not worth seeing the movie for. If you only go to see a couple movies at the theatre a year this should not be one of them. If you like or movies like this, I would recommend The Hunger Games or The Maze Runner series. (Worst movie of 2016 so far). Rating: 2.5 out of 10 (Drew Whipple)

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So Tris is one scary girl. She can definitely fight. I would definitely not want to mess with her. I liked Allegiant because I liked all the action and suspense. I liked the whole series, but out of all of them Allegiant was my favorite. I liked the actors and the setting it was overall a good movie. (Jackson Barry)

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RESPONSE TO MR.TT INTERVIEW ON FOX19

He said that he was bored and that he just wasn’t pulled into the story. He also said that he didn’t know who Tris (the main character) is and by this film he didn’t really care. He also said that the movie should stand alone because it doesn’t make the movie entertaining. He said all the things Allegiant didn’t do or have, Daredevil had really really well. And about Daredevil, you would really care about the characters. So my reaction is that he’s right because he briefly explains on why he didn’t like the movie and I think they do that with all of the movies with a series like the first one is good, but it just gets worse by every movie. (Caleb Barnes)

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Ok, first thing first in my opinion Allegiant was a very good movie. I guess that’s because I have read all the books and seen all the previous movies.

Allegiant has great special effects, but is a little too futuristic. Allegiant has a very good storyline and is consistent the whole movie. Allegiant has a dialogue that matches the futuristic theme very well. The characters are played very well. Tris is an independent young girl who tries to finish what her mother started. Four (Tobias) is played as a young man who is always suspicious and it leads him to help people because he was not easily manipulated. Peter is a backstabbing jerk (same as in the books) who will do anything for luxury. These are the characters that are most important in Allegiant and how they are played. Overall, Allegiant is a very good movie and I would see it again. (Dylan Musgrave)

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So Tuesday of last week I went and saw the movie Allegiant. When I watched the movie I was totally and completely lost. No, I wasn’t lost because I didn’t read the book. The movie progressed too fast at beginning and then slowed down. It just seems that the movie was making stuff up right as the action stopped at the beginning.

Even though the movie was targeted to tweens and teens, I HATED IT. It seems that the movie bounces around with reality and the theme on purpose (and that’s a bad thing). At first it seems like break the boundaries then the movie is saying you’re only a good person when you’re perfect. They do this perfect saying by talking about people messing with their genetic makeup to make them smart or strong. But when you did this there would be problems. Like you wouldn’t be nice or you wouldn’t have logic or you would have certain fears. This is starting to sound familiar doesn’t it? Well I don’t want to spoil the whole movie but this part really activated me. Once we got to the end the movie was saying that it’s okay to be imperfect. So cliché I know. It’s like the power Voldemort didn’t know was a mother’s love.

Judging by what I have seen from the Divergent series it just felt dragged down. The first movie was the best because it had a good idea! By continuing it just feels dragged out and boring. You are probably asking by now is there any good in this movie? Well…. Yes the only good thing there was that peter was cracking jokes throughout the movie. He had several good parts like “That was the coolest weirdest shower ever I have ever had.” The only downside to Peter was that he pulled his “I will do whatever to get what Peter wants.” Overall, I recommend seeing the movie, but don’t expect much from it. (Josh Benedict)

 

 

 

 

 

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