“The Divergent Series: Allegiant” (Summit)

Shailene Woodley and Andy Bean star in a scene from the movie "The Divergent Series: Allegiant." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service

Third time’s not a charm with this ponderous adaptation of the final book of the futuristic trilogy by Veronica Roth, the sequel to “The Divergent Series: Insurgent,” directed by Robert Schwentke.

Having brought down the wicked faction system that divided families in post-apocalyptic Chicago, our heroine (Shailene Woodley) and her mentor-lover (Theo James) venture beyond the city wall to discover who is really behind the city’s troubles. There in a gleaming city a charismatic leader (Jeff Daniels) oversees the Windy City experiment gone wrong, but his true intentions are unclear.

While the film is not nearly as violent as its predecessor, it does contain several scenes which may be too strong for younger viewers. Intense violence and action, brief rear female nudity, and some crude language.

The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 — parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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