Insurgent excites with success

I am a firm believer that no movie compares to a book, but Insurgent was one of the closest I’ve seen.

The producers, writers, directors and cast did an amazing job of keeping the movie parallel to the book through this action-packed and heart-wrenching sequel to Divergent. Through character development, relationships between the characters, and the plot in general, Insurgent was a major success.

Though leaving out some of the scenes that made me laugh until I cried in the book, after seeing the movie once, it was basically irresistible to not see it again. So, of course I did.

Beatrice “Tris” Prior is a heroine who is willing to do whatever it is in her power to save her corrupt city and return it to peace. After witnessing the deaths of family and friends in Divergent, Tris is dealing with grief while also consumed with anger in Insurgent. We see her grow throughout the film as she decides her own fate.

Jeanine Matthews, Erudite faction leader, is convinced “divergents” are at the heart of the city’s problem, and she will stop under no circumstance to find them.

Tobias “Four” Eaton is Tris’s love interest, and he is willing to whatever it is in his power to save her, no matter what the cost is. Their relationship grows more and more compelling in Insurgent as it really takes off.

The search for peace and the contrast between characters results in so many action packed and suspenseful scenes that will keep the audience at the edge of their seats. In my opinion, after reading the book, I’d give the movie a 4.5 out of 5 stars.