Where are the key points
Allegiant is a book that was turned into a movie. It is about these factions people are put into at a young age that “helps” the society stay at peace. There are some people though that do not belong to any faction, for example Tris A.K.A Beatrice. These people are called divergent, they have more than one quality of the one of the possible five factions. It is to believe that divergents are the problem in their world, but throughout these two movies, Tris comes to uncover the secrets behind all the factions. She discovers that divergent are an important part in an experiment that was put together by people beyond the gate. She also realizes that this information got to people’s head and lead them to believe that they are the new ruler. To keep the peace Tris tries to figure out what to do by going to the people beyond the gate.
This movie was very vague and did not hit key points that were needed to understand the whole idea of the movie. Anyone who had read the book before watching the movie would be just as severely disappointed as i was. I very deeply understand that the key points i am talking about may not affect a person who hasn’t read the book. But for someone who knows what should and shouldn’t happen, i felt very desolate after watching.
For example, in the book Tris experiences most of her mother’s life and that is how she comes to realize things for what they truly are outside the gates. But in the movie she only sees a tiny snippet of her childhood, which doesn’t lead Tris to asking david any questions about why he didn’t act on certain things in Chicago. Yes, i know that someone who just watched the movie wouldn’t be able to tell, but i could and it bothers me. This information that Tris receives from reliving her mother’s life is extremely vital for the whole movie. I am just very upset that they did not include all of the parts of Tris seeing things about her mother that was once unknown.
Another time where something happened that shouldn’t was toward the end, when just Tobias was supposed to go back to Chicago on his own and stop a stimulant that was going to wipe everyone’s memories away. Tris and her brother Caleb were supposed to stay back and release the same stimulant on david and his people. But nothing like this occurred in the movie. They all go back to Chicago and stop it together, and do nothing to david and his ‘pure’ workers. I was very upset not seeing justice being served to david at the end of this movie.
There was some parts that weren’t very important, but should’ve been added to the movie anyway. A crazy love circle including Tris, Tobias, Nita and Matthew was somewhat in the book, which would’ve been juicy drama in the movie and would have definitely kept me on my toes. Tris and Tobias love each other, but Matt loves her too and Nita loves Tobias, which sparked up some controversy in the book. When Tris and Tobias both go to take a test that will determine if they are pure or damaged should have also been in the movie, because it shows how broken Tobias is, and how much Tobias and Tris need each other. Without one another there would have not been anything for them to live for.
The book is always better than the movie, but in this case, it hit the nail right on the head. It missed so much information that i felt like i wasn’t even watching a movie. My rating would be 2 out of 5 stars, because i did not really enjoy watching this movie. But it wasn’t completely unwatchable. I understand that other people’s review will be different than mine depending on whether or not the book was read.