I thought Divergent (2014) was pretty good, but Insurgent (Blu-ray release 2015-8-4) feels weak compared to the previous movie, and is less energetic.  The story this time is about a mysterious box that holds a secret message from the founders, and the villain believes that it can be used to eliminate the divergent threat once and for all.  However, this box requires a divergent to open it.

I think the villain’s belief in the box is not justified in the movie.  A potential new villain is introduced but too little background is given.  I’m not impressed by the heroine’s behavior, but this may be limited by the source material.  Not much interesting happens in the first half of the movie, but it gets better later.  The climactic simulation sequences are good though.

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