Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) greet their fans again. In the third film of the Divergent series. It’s called Allegiant. After The Hunger Games (2012) ended, the film, which is based on the novel by Veronica Roth, has indeed become the most awaited young-adult film this year. Moreover, after The 5th Wave (2016), starring Chloe-Grace Moretz, which aired last January, received a less positive response from critics.
The story of the film Allegiant is a continuation of Divergent (2014) and Insurgent (2015). After the collapse of the faction system led by Jeanine Matthews (Kate Winslet), it is said, the City of Chicago is ruled by Evelyn Johnson (Naomi Watts). Who, all along, led the Factionless group. Mrs. Four then forced the residents to obey her orders. In addition, he also applies the order of life without factions.
Evelyn Johnson’s authoritarian policy was questioned by Tris. Four’s boyfriend is indeed at odds with the prospective in-laws. Moreover, after Caleb (Tris’s brother) was tried and sentenced to death. Because he had served the Erudite. The former was led by the late Jeanine Matthews.
Conflict with Evelyn Johnson, in the end, made Tris and her friends detained by Factionless. However, they were later saved by the Allegiant. Namely, the rebel group that wants to restore the original function of the faction system.
Tris and Four, along with the members of the Allegiant, then escape from custody. They came out of the wall that had long protected the City of Chicago. However, in their escape, Tris and friends later met with the Bureau of Genetic Welfare. Namely, the group that had been living outside the walls for a long time.
After Earth was destroyed by war, the United States government believed: That it was caused by bad human genes. Therefore, to create a better society, they carry out genetic engineering. An experiment was made by the Bureau. By isolating a number of residents in a city. The goal: To find a superior person. What is known as Divergent. For 200 years, the Bureau has researched the genes of the remaining humans. They observe the lives of the Divergents within the walls that surround the City of Chicago.
However, long story short, then there was a dispute between the Bureau and Factionless led by Evelyn Johnson. Both sides felt themselves to be the most righteous. Tris was faced with two choices: Which group would she defend? Are the two motives the same? Are neither of them trustworthy? Tris had to make the right decision. Because the future of mankind will be at stake.
Btw, different from the novel version, the film version of Allegiant will be divided into two. The fourth, or final, film in the Divergent series, entitled Ascendant, will be released on June 9, 2017. It is reminiscent of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. Which is also split into two films. Which was released in 2014 and 2015.
Producer Douglas Wick stated that the reason for the split was not merely to pursue greater profits. The story in the novel version of Allegiant is indeed very complex. In fact, there are two climaxes that occur in it.