Based on Veronica Roth’s bestselling novel trilogy, the sequel picks up where Divergent left off, in the aftermath of a war against Abnegation. Wracked with guilt and nightmares following the massacre of her parents, Tris (Woodley), now a hardened revolutionary, goes on the run from power-hungry Erudite leader Jeanine (Winslet).

Keeping her company along the way -  her protective and fellow Divergent boyfriend Four (James), her scaredy–cat brother Caleb (Elgort), and frenemy Peter (Teller).

The group seek refuge with the benevolent leader of the peace-loving Amity faction, Johanna (Spencer), but when Dauntless scallywag Eric (Courtney) comes hunting them, they’re forced back into the city and its mayhem.

To further complicate the situation, Jeanine needs to open a magical box, containing a message from the city’s founders, which can only be opened by a Divergent who is strong enough to pass all five sims. Confused yet?

Rising star Shailene Woodley's new cropped hair looks slick, but the same can't be said for her flat performance, which is mainly down to the script's lack of narrative cohesion. Let's not even get started on 'Four the bore'.

Naomi Watts, who plays the part of the mysterious leader of the 'factionless' is barely used. Equally, Winslet deserves way more airtime.

Miles Teller injects some much needed energy and fun into the flick as the sarcastic jerk, with his character proving to be more complex than anyone else.

The visual effects have moments of greatness, especially in a scene involving a burning building floating across the sky and when Winslet and Woodley come face-to-face.

Insurgent fails to stand apart from other Young Adult franchises - The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner -  but here's to hoping that the Divergent series' two-part finale will be in our favour.

Laura Delaney