Last year, when I saw Divergent, I compared it to The Hunger Games, saying it was a darker, bleaker version of that film.
The sequel, Insurgent, also, must be compared to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. But, this time, Insurgent wins out.
While The Hunger Games sequel was a disappointingly lifeless trailer for the upcoming Mockingjay Part 2, Insurgent is a thrilling action film that stands on its own.
Action Director Robert Schwentke was supported by a great team of writers, including Mark Bombard and Akiva Goldsman along with the fabulous Cinematographer Florian Ballhaus. All were up to their best.
Fans of the Veronica Roth novels should be overjoyed with this production. I give Insurgent a 4+ out of 5.