Part two of the big screen adaptation of Veronica Roth’s bestselling series of YA sci-fi novels boasts a larger budget and sharper hairstyles than its predecessor, but remains incapable of stepping out from the long shadow cast by rival franchise The Hunger Games. Even with a central cast that reads like a who’s who of Hollywood’s young elite, and a supporting roster boasting at least two Oscar winners, Insurgent is the awkward middle chapter in a saga crippled by a nonsensical narrative and derivative aesthetic that no amount of flashy CGI action can rescue.

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