(This review may contain spoilers).
I still haven’t read any of the books in this series (though according to the friend I was with, there were some discrepancies between the book and the movie), but I did find this film to be entertaining and a good follow-on from the first one.
It was interesting to see Tris change as a character from the first movie. I did have a moment of annoyance with Four in one scene in particular. And by the end of the movie, I had a strong dislike for Caleb – though oddly enough, I actually started to like Peter.
It was good to see a bit more of the different Factions and also the Factionless. I spent a lot of the film convinced I knew the actress who played one character in particular. I did, but she wasn’t immediately recognisable, which was a good thing.
I also liked seeing more of some of the other characters. It was good to see more of Four and Tris together and I thought it was good that Four had issues with Evelyn that weren’t brushed under the carpet.
There were some really good intense scenes in this film and a few that did affect me emotionally. I liked seeing more of Christina in this and I would have liked to see more of her generally as a character.
There were some quite cool effects in this movie and I liked the actors involved. I also thought it was good to see some effort made to humanise Jeanine… but it was a shame that the motives of certain other characters weren’t as explored as well as they could have been.
I do plan to watch the next movie (or movies… I don’t like this new thing of splitting films up when it’s unnecessary) and I’m sure I will read the books in the future. It’s good to see that Tris isn’t the only one of her kind… even if she is the strongest.