Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Allegiant is the second-to-last movie in the Divergent series. Based on the first half of the final book in Veronica Roth's best-selling trilogy, the adaptation continues the saga of Tris (Shailene Woodley) and her partner in love and war, Four (Theo James). The violence is on par with the second film, but there's a conspicuous lack of blood, even during execution-style murders in which someone is shot at close range. There's slightly less romance in this one, with a few passionate kisses but no love scene; two nonsexual shower scenes show Tris' silhouetted nude backside and Four's bare chest. Strong language is infrequent but includes a few uses of "s--t" and "ass." Tris, while still unfailingly courageous, makes a mistake this time by blindly trusting someone whom viewers will be able to tell is shady; Four continues to be a brave, if brooding, boyfriend to her. Readers, be aware: Many of the movie plot's details are quite different than in the book.
Several kisses, a couple of them passionate. Four tells Tris: "I wish we could be alone" before an intense kiss. Two different shower scenes show brief silhouettes of Four's bare chest/back and Tris' entire back -- and then a dark shadow of her whole figure from the back.
People die via gunshot wounds (including execution-style murders at close range), but there's a conspicuous lack of blood, so occasionally it's unclear whether characters have been killed or just left unconscious (in some cases, it's obvious, but in others it's ambiguous). Fist-fighting and vehicle crashes injure/kill characters. A serum/gas that erases people's memories is unleashed on the population, frightening them and immediately affecting some of them. Lots of danger/peril.
A couple of uses of "ass," "s--t," and "s--tless," plus insults like "stiff," "damaged," "ass kisser."
While previous films in the series dealt with identity and destiny, this installment explores issues of diversity and discrimination. Tris' crusade encourages people to look beyond what divides them and seek to work together.
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