I enjoyed the first two movies in the Divergent series – enough to give them both a B grade. The characters were riffs on ones we’d seen before, but Shailene Woodley and Theo James brought substantially more to them than the scripts might have indicated.
Now comes Allegiant – third in the series and part one of the two-part elongation of the third book in the YA trilogy. Although it introduces a new villain – and suggests that, like in The Hunger Games: Mockingbird Part 2, a once apparently decent character gives in to the temptation of power – the whole thing feels like it never really goes anywhere.
The cinematic year of 2015 is now officially closed as the 88th Annual Academy Awards have been bestowed. As such, this episode of GeekScholars Movie News provides a quick recap of the winners, surprises, snubs, and memorable moments from the Oscars ceremony.
From there, the GeekScholars reveal what they are looking forward to in March, including their Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Box Office predictions for:
They’ve spent two movies trying to get there but now that they’re beyond the wall, what will they find? Follow the jump to find out in the first trailer for The Divergent Series: Allegiant – opening on March 18th.