Insurgent ★★

The Divergent series has a lot of explaining to do. For the bulk of last year's opening instalment, it did little else; establishing the nonsensical rules of its dystopian (what else?) social order through 139 patience-trolling minutes of inane exposition. Insurgent makes few concessions to those who missed the skinny on why a ring-fenced, post-apocalyptic Chicago came to be populated by only five people over 30, or how a society divided into tribes defined by a single personality trait might function.

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