‘Insurgent’ one-ups ‘Divergent’ and suggests better films to come (Grade: C+)

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Rosa Salazar, foreground from left, Emjay Anthony and Suki Waterhouse appear in a scene from “The Divergent Series: Insurgent.”
Rosa Salazar, foreground from left, Emjay Anthony and Suki Waterhouse appear in a scene from “The Divergent Series: Insurgent.”

Rosa Salazar, foreground from left, Emjay Anthony and Suki Waterhouse appear in a scene from “The Divergent Series: Insurgent.”

By Roger Moore – Tribune News Service

“Insurgent” doesn’t seriously diverge from the “Divergent/Hunger Games/Maze Runner” formula until its final act.

Up until then, this “Divergent” sequel is Young Adults Save the World generic. It’s action-packed in the extreme, as Young Heroine Triss (Shailene Woodely) and “Dauntless” hunk Four (Theo James) run from the armed, motorized thugs that the smug Erudite elitists send after them, with barely time for a betrayal, a moment of weakness and a break for Triss to pile on more makeup and lip gloss.

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