[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/suZcGoRLXkU”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Director: Robert Schwentke
Writers: Akiva Goldsman, Brian Duffield and Mark Bomback
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Octavia Spencer, Kate Winslet and Zoe Kravitz
“Insurgent” is indicative of the state of Young Adult literature and its resulting film adaptations. While we get flukes that fare well ala The Hunger Games and whatever John Green is churning out at the moment. There are plenty of other works that play to everything that has plagued the literary format for years. Plodding story, pacing issues and characters that have to say what they’re thinking at every moment. No room for subtlety creates an environment where wide eyed children stare at each other and recite lines like robots awaiting the scrap yard.
Shailene Woodley is a stunning actress, but she doesn’t command authority. Her voice seems to crack and she seems unsure in every big moment. I don’t buy her as the head of a Revolution in the same way that I buy a Katniss. She’s more of a THX 1138 desperately escaping Lucas’s CG nightmare to find a way to the surface. Woodley’s character never finds the sun, but a means to keep this franchise going to entertain teenagers everywhere.
When your main threat is a woman named Jeanine trying to expose your emotional mind crimes, you start treading into a 14 year old’s book report on Huxley. The film isn’t compelling except for the little girls that want to see which Dystopian Mystery Date that Woodley will choose. Does she go with the dreamy Four, her enemy Peter or the love that doesn’t dare speak its name with her brother Caleb? But, Caleb is played by the guy that called her Hazel Grace in that other movie! He died, but she learned to love! SHE LEARNED TO LOVE, PEOPLE! Thankfully, NCAA Basketball is on this weekend and this will get the eye rollers out of the house.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Release Date: 03/20/15[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]