Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Insurgent is the second installment in the Divergent trilogy. Based on the best-selling dystopian books by Veronica Roth, Insurgent continues the story of heroine Tris (Shailene Woodley) and her love, Four (Theo James). Like the first movie, Insurgent is less violent than the book, but there's still mass shootings of mind-control trackers, execution-style murders, torture, and a fake death. Language includes one quickly uttered "f--k" and a couple uses of "s--t," "bulls--t," and "bitch," but it's not frequent. Tris and Four's romance heats up in this installment -- far beyond what's described in the source book. One scene suggests that they've slept together, but nothing is visible beyond bare backs, shoulders, and kissing. The movie stays true to portraying Tris as a brave, headstrong, selfless protagonist who doesn't just let her boyfriend fight her battles.
Tris and Four embrace and kiss several times. In one scene, kissing turns into more, and she takes off her top and then his shirt. The scene fades to black, but the next shot is of them in bed, bare shouldered under the sheets. It's implied they had sex and slept in the same bed.
Characters die from execution-style murders, committing suicide under mind control, being tortured/forced to do something dangerous, and from being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Lots of weapons and arrests and tank-like vehicles. Some blood, and a pervasive sense of peril/danger.
One quickly uttered "f--k," plus a couple of uses of "bitch," "s--t," and "a--hole." Other insults include "stiff," "coward," "psychopath," "loser," and "stupid."
Tris deals with important issues about identity and figuring out what it means to be selfless, brave, smart, and kind as she makes decisions she thinks will help others.
Drugs / Tobacco /