'Insurgent' has a story to tell

March 19, 2015 2:52 PM

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For what it is, "Insurgent" is a reasonably executed, sporadically enjoyable installment in the projected four-part "Divergent" series, based on the novels by Veronica Roth. Yet, there's no escaping what it is, and what it is … is silly.

The best thing to say for the film, and this is no small thing, is that "Insurgent" moves the story forward significantly. Even "The Two Towers," in Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, suffered from middle-bookitis, a condition in which a story neither begins nor ends and thus leaves audien...

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