The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS FILM - DC

Di­rected by Robert Sch­wen­tke. Star­ring Shai­lene Wood­ley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Ansel El­gort, Naomi Watts

The tribe that is no tribe lights out for the ter­ri­tory. As a dis­til­la­tion of all that’s most or­di­nary about con­tem­po­rary YA sci-fi, this rou­tine se­quel to Diver­gent could hardly be bet­tered. Set free, ev­ery­one gets the op­por­tu­nity to mildly spike their hair, wear boot­cut jeans (hon­estly!) and work on their abs and oth­er­wise be­have like a mid­dle-class In­di­ana high­school stu­dent, circa 1998. Wood­ley isn’t bad. Winslet has fun. But it’s a dead loss. 12A cert, gen re­lease, 118 min

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