Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Director Robert Schwentke’s Allegiant is a solid B-grade action film for fans of the Divergent series.
In this, the third in the 4-part series, Tris (Shailene Woodley) and her boyfriend Four (Theo James), along with a small band, escape the confines of the Chicago wall in an attempt to find the Council that has been testing the city’s inhabitants.  Their efforts are met with harrowing surprises that put them in even greater jeopardy than they ever had been.

Cinematographer Florian Ballhaus and Production Designer Alec Hammond have done a great job in capturing the bleakness of the post-Apocalyptic world of Allegiant and the script by Noah Oppenheim, Adam Cooper and Bill Collage includes solid action sequences.

The problem is the casting of Jeff Daniels as the heavy.  Compared with Kate Winslet in the previous chapters and Donald Sutherland in The Hunger Games franchise, Daniels just isn’t mean or scary enough.
I give Allegiant a 3.5 out of 5.

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