Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Dystopia
Published: October 22, 2013 by: Harper Collins
Rating: 5/5 stars
Released: March 18, 2016 by: Lionsgate
Running Time: 2 hours
Rating: 4/5 stars
*warning, immense use of cap-locks ahead*
The third instalment of the Divergent series came back stronger than ever in Part 1 of this epic conclusion. In Allegiant, Tris, Tobias and co. have now left violent Chicago and embrace what is beyond the wall: The Bureau for Genetic Welfare, There, they learn that the world they always known was all part of an experiment to cleanse human genes, and that Tris is the only person who can save the world. However when Tris is sweeped into The Bureau's master plan, Tobias begins to question their priorities, all while trying to convince his rebellious mother that killing the peace, will not help her gain power.
I enjoyed this movie a lot more than I thought I would. The plot was action packed and suspenseful, the characters were strong and showed leadership. However I did have some issues in terms with accuracy, and how I wished other characters got more recognition.
I was thoroughly entertained by this movie. While most Part 1's show mostly just strategy and a bit of calm before the storm, this movie was consistent in action and didn't feel overbearing. I enjoyed the comic relief that Peter once again brought. and FourTris came back stronger than ever. This movie had me gripping the edge of my seat.
I LOVED CALEB IN THIS MOVIE! Unpopular opinion time, but I actually really liked Caleb and how he changed his ways in this book. I do think that him being a traitor came an awful lot from being manipulated by Jeanine, but he KILLED IT IN THIS MOVIE AND TRIS AND HIS RELATIONSHIP CAME BACK AND IT WAS SO CUTE OMG! If you can't tell, I love me some Caleb.
What's different about this movie compared to other Part 1's. is that it did seem to have a beginning, middle and end. I do believe that the series could have very well ended there if they didn't have to include *that" ending that we all know too much about. I honestly think that this book could give some people enough closure that they need.
There were some issues I had with the adaption. For starters, WHERE THE HELL WAS URIAH? I'll be saying this until the day I die, but Uriah was my favourite character in that entire series and yet he was once again BANISHED FROM ANY RECOGNITION AND INSTEAD WAS LEFT TRAILING BEHIND JOHANNA WITHOUT A SINGLE LINE! It was so bad, that when I was complaining to my sister after who saw the movie with me, she replied with: who's Uriah? And I was like EXACTLY, PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T READ THE BOOKS DIDN'T EVEN GET TO EXPERIENCE THE JOY THAT IS URIAH! Nobody even said his name throughout the entire movie, I was incredibly pissed.
I thought that Four in this movie was very Hollywood-ised. Now don't get me wrong, I love to see Theo James kicking some ass as much as the next girl, but I think that what I loved most about book Four was that he was your typical Hollywood hero. He had his faults, and he also let Tris kick some ass at some point too.
There were obviously many changes to the plot that I thought were kind of cheesy. For example, the hovercrafts and ships beyond the wall made it look more like a futuristic star trek land, when it should be more of a desolate waste land. Evelyn was given a much more prominent role, when it was basically up to her to save Chicago, which was a lot different than what was supposed to happen. Still, I do think that the change in plot worked for any audience no matter if you've read the book and did make it easier to follow.
So overall, not the worst adaption I've seen. I definitely liked it more than Insurgent, and I only hope that the final movies does not butcher the ending. And please just let Uriah speak.
Have you seen/read Allegiant? What did you think?
Emily @ Paperback Princess