Insurgent: Book vs. Movie Comparison and Contrast


On March 20, 2015, Insurgent was released in theaters. It topped the box office this past weekend with $54 million. Insurgent is the sequel to Divergent and features famous starts such as Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Ansel Elgort. The movie is based on the second book of the Divergent series by Veronica Roth and is considered as a science fiction adventure film.

Insurgent continues with the ending of the last movie, where Tris, Four, Peter, and Caleb are fugitives that are being hunted down by Erudite to pay for their crimes. Eric leads his Dauntless platoon to search for them and end up finding that they were hiding amongst the Amity faction. Peter joins Eric in hopes of becoming a Dauntless leader, while Tris, Four, and Caleb end up going into factionless territory. In contrast to the book, they do not find the one-eyed escort that was kicked out of Dauntless and the Amity leader was not really represented as much. Once in factionless territory, they find Four’s mom, Evelyn, who tries to get them to join forces, but it isn’t until Tris and Four go into Candor territory that this unification is possible. As Tris and Four go into Candor, Caleb goes back to Erudite in hopes of learning more government information. Tris and Four are subjected to a truth serum trial, in which many secrets are revealed. Meanwhile, Erudite leader, Jeanine, learns of the boxes to reveal secret information about the government, but learns that the only way this information can be gathered is if all the boxes are opened. To open all the boxes, they need someone that is 100% Divergent, which is Tris. In contrast to the book, Tris is okay with using guns and machines are able to tell how Divergent citizens are. The government seeks her even more now and learns that if they start to kill people in front of her, she will bring herself in. Tris undergoes the simulations to unlock the box and learns even more startling truths. After a day, rebel Dauntless, led by Four, come in to save her with the help of Peter and ultimately, the secrets of the box come out into the open.

I would definitely recommend seeing this film even though I can say, there are many differences to people who have read the book before or after watching the movie. I pointed out only a few of the differences, but it is up to you to see the movie. The ending was altered from the book as well, but any Hunger Games fans or Divergent fans will be in for a action-packed ride from watching Insurgent and waiting to the sequel Allegiant to come out!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s