A touch of divergence would have helped ‘Insurgent’

March 22, 2015 3:11 PM

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It’s not fair, I admit, to compare “Insurgent,” the second installment of the wildly popular “Divergent” series, to “Catching Fire,” the second installment in the even more adored “Hunger Games” franchise. But that doesn’t mean those comparisons won’t be made.

“Catching Fire” (you can read the TDN review here) made a stunning splash for a teen dystopian adaptation. It was smart, perfectly paced and forced the audience to confront some darker themes, all while being helmed by its engrossing female lead, Jennifer Lawrence. High praise, I know, but it was we...

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