The Divergent Series: Insurgent

Teenagers are still on the run - when they're not too busy killing one other - in this follow-up to the 2014 kick-off of the futuristic franchise. Based on the second book of the trilogy by Veronica Roth, director Robert Schwentke's thriller - set, like its predecessor, in a post-apocalyptic version of Chicago - finds the two renegades (Shailene Woodley and Theo James) at the center of the previous go-round once again battling the leader (Kate Winslet) of a corrupt government that divides the population under its control into personality-based factions, and hunts down those not so easily categorized. A considerable increase in violence and moral ambiguity places this sequel squarely outside the proper reach of younger adolescents.

Watch out for: Intense violence, including scenes of torture, nongraphic nonmarital sexual activity, some crude language.

Rated: A-III, adults; MPAA: PG-13, parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2015