|Directed by:||Robert Schwentke|
|Written by:||Adam Cooper|
|Cast:||Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Zoe Kravitz|
Allegiant is the third and hopefully final movie in the Divergent series based on the young adult novels of the same names. These films have become like the default template for a young adult film adaptation and this movie just might be the worst of them.
Good: The good is primarily on the technical aspects even though they aren't that special to begin with anyways. The film is shot well and the action is decent. Miles Teller tries to inject some humor like he did in the previous films, but it never lands.
Bad: Shailene Woodley clearly does not care to be in this movie. She's dry and disinterested the entire time which makes not caring for this movie a lot easier. The rest of the cast go through the motions as well as the plot evolves in the typical YA way of having the main character be the solution to every problem imaginable. It drags with endless scenes of people talking and talking about exposition. Octavia Spencer and Naomi Watts barely get any screen time for them to try and elevate the material. A big whimper to end the series on.
Overall, the Divergent films are your basic YA novels that lacks the thrills of The Hunger Games or the intrigue of The Maze Runner. Allegiant is easily the worst by being ungodly dull and cliché.