The day is finally here! I've been very excited for March 18 for many reasons, including the release of Allegiant! I've been dying for it to hit theaters ever since seeing the trailer for it months ago and I'm happy that I've finally been able to watch it! Let's get the review started!
The first thing I want to say is if you're expecting as good of an adaptation that the first movie was, don't hold your breath. This third movie is more accurate to the book than Insurgent was, still having changes but having the overall same premise and plot points that made up the story itself but not as good as the first movie. Allegiant is actually tied with the first book as my favorite out of the series simply because I honestly thought it was a really good book. Yes, it is hard to follow since there's a lot of information being thrown at you every single chapter but I enjoyed that aspect since I like knowing how things work, call it my inner Erudite if you want. The movie, however, breaks everything down in an oversimplified way for the audience to follow which is nice since the book holds a ton of information.
There is also a ton more technology than in the actual book which is something that kind of lost me since I was trying to filter through the events that happen to bring you guys a more accurate movie review. I do have to say that the flying pods, ships and drones were all really cool and I really want a lot of the stuff that was used. Like seriously, I want the drone thingamabobs! But at the same time, some of it was a little overwhelming but if you like technology then I'm sure it won't bother you at all.
Another thing is that the movie did its own thing while still staying truer to the story than Insurgent did. It was a slower paced movie since not a ton happens in the book but I still really loved seeing everything play out. A lot of the build up to the plot points happen very differently than in the book but they still follow along the lines of the book such as Caleb's trial, Tris meeting David and Four going to the Fringe. If you've read the book then you know how all this plays out but I'm being vague for the sake of not wanting to spoil anyone who hasn't read the series yet or the third book. This movie was a little easier to follow than the previous two but at the same time, there was still a lot of information and revelations being thrown at you that it made it somewhat overwhelming. I really enjoyed this movie but then again, I actually loved the book unlike most people so some might have problems with the movie still or you might even love the movie a lot more than the book.
Lastly, the movie did have a pretty abrupt ending and it felt pretty short. The second part, Ascendant, comes to theaters in 2017 so I'm guessing that's why it felt so short. Duh, you're only getting half of what happens in the book. But I think it could've had just a tad bit more of a smoother ending instead of showing some scenes with dialogue and then cutting to the credits in a snap.
I would give this movie a seven out of ten for being more accurate to the book, being interesting enough of a movie to watch and overall, a decent adaptation. Could it have been better? Yes, yes it could have. Do I wish this movie was as good as Divergent? Hands down yes. But of course, the world isn't perfect, which is pointed out very thoroughly in the movie might I add, so we just have to take what we get. I would honestly see this movie again because I found it interesting than maybe most people will but it has been getting some pretty good reviews from people so maybe I'm not alone. I'm excited for the conclusion to this movie franchise next year but at the same time kind of sad knowing it's ending. It is my favorite trilogy after all!
So what did you think about this movie? What would you score it? Let me know in the comments if you're excited about this movie or if you liked it better than the book.
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P.S. Another perk was there was a ton of close-ups of Theo James.