for intense violence and action throughout, some sensuality, thematic elements and brief language
Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Theo James
Red Wagon Entertainment, Mandeville Films
Release Date/In Theaters
-by Ginger Shelby
In a futuristic world, diversity is not embraced. Insurgent is the next in the Divergent series. Tris is back, only now she is the only hope to save what is left of free society. All of the characters from the first story are back, for action that starts in the opening scenes and does not end until the final scenes. A divergent must hide, because there is an order out to hunt every one of them out and destroy them. This family movie review does not think this is a movie for everyone, but for those that love action adventure, it is sure to please.
The movie received a PG-13 rating, but through the years, this parental guide to the movies has found that there are many different shades of PG-13. This one ranks on the more violent and adult end of the spectrum. The action scenes are intense and some themes may be objectionable. There is kissing, some brief nudity, and the beginning of a love scene where a man and woman undress each other. The camera cuts away, but the audience gets the picture. There is some wine on a table and some use of profanity, usually in connection with the action scenes.
Perhaps the main reason for Insurgent leaning toward the adult side of the spectrum is the level of violence and gore. They avoided blood, for the most part, but there are executions, gruesome medical experiments, fights, and lots of shooting. The most disturbing scene shows a young boy about to commit suicide. There is lots of storming of buildings, a child’s bedroom, and explosions throughout. This movie is not for the faint of heart and this may not be the best choice for a kid’s movie. Other choices are available this weekend, and it may be best to pick a different screen if you have children under the age of 10.
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