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Critical mass: Movie review roundup for March 27


Directed by: Robert Schwentke.

Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jai Courtney, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts.

The pitch: Tris and Four make their way back to the city to find answers. The journey becomes deadly when Tris is put through mental, physical and emotional challenges to open a box that holds the key to the city’s future.

The formula: Begin your quest with parts of “Divergent.” Make your way through parts of “The Fault in Our Stars.” reach the end with a touch of “Logan’s Run.”

Go see it: If you saw the first movie and love the series.

Don’t go see it: If you think movies based on young adult novels are too juvenile.

Still creepy: Continues to be difficult to get past Ansel Elgort playing the love interest for Shailene Woodley’s character in one film and her brother in another. What is this, “Game of Thrones?”