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4.0 out of 5 starsIt Isn't a Remake: Better than Star Wars
By Jacki on June 2, 2016
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"Allegiant" tells the story of a young woman named Tris and her lover named Four who break away from a social-class of militants who have taken control of Chicago. As the leader of the militants holds trials and executions of her opposition, Tris realizes that her younger brother has been deemed to be part of the opposition to the militant leader, and this causes Tris to go rescue her sibling and then escape from Chicago with her brother, lover, and friends. As Tris and her band of refugees flee for new and unexplored lands that have recently been made available for them to access, the militant-class pursues them.
"Allegiant" is the third film from the Divergent film series, and it is a good film for several reasons. Namely, this film is NOT a remake, nor is it a part-remake and part-sequel as a lot of films have been. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is a remake of the original "Star Wars" but it is disguised as a sequel. So was "Star Trek: Into Darkness" since it is a remake of "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan". "Independence Day: Resurgence" is clearly a remake of the original "Independence Day" film. "Ghostbusters (2016)" is obviously a remake of "Ghostbusters (1984)".
The plethora of Disney films that were remade and are being remade is shameless; "Beauty and the Beast" is the best animated film due to its artwork, music, story with a villain looking good and the good man looking bad, and Belle actually being the hero because she gives the Beast the strength to fight and break his curse, therefore "Beauty and the Beast" should have been left alone.
"Return to Oz" is also very good and dark because it is a faithful adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz books written by L. Frank Baum which are dark. Attempts to remake "Return to Oz" should end and instead pursuits of a sequel should be made that adapt the books "Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz", "The Road to Oz", and "The Emerald City of Oz"
---this can be done as demonstrated by fan-trailers that can be found on YouTube that have been uploaded by Dorothy Lover; interested parties simply need to search the preceding titles of Oz books and type "official trailer" after the title: i.e. "The Road to Oz official trailer" is very interesting to view and reveals how to adapt the book into a film.
And "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is a remake of "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2", "Justice League: The New Frontier", "Superman: Doomsday", and "Wonder Woman (2009)".
---at least "Total Recall (2012)" is good because the casting has better actors than the original, and "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" has a very good cast and compelling story that only partially remakes an idea from the second Terminator film for a few episodes but then "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" morphs into its own unique and captivating story about a mother training her son to fight a war which also has the story honor other philosophical source material such as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz books by clearly and cleverly referring to the novels written by L. Frank Baum.
----but "Allegiant" is not a remake, it is its own original story and unique film.
A secondary reason for "Allegiant" being a good film is due to its commentary about social-classes. Unlike the Hunger Games series that is about government fighting factions---which has been done to death in films---"Allegiant" and its film series focus on social-classes and determining how one can move between the social-classes and then use government to change the social-classes. Therefore, "Allegiant" is more unique with its Sci-fi story because it comments on the validity of social-classes which not so many films have done as interestingly as "Allegiant". But "Allegiant" is enthralling and is much aligned to the commentary about social-classes that is found in the good science fiction films "The Matrix" and "Jupiter Ascending"---both of these good films also cleverly pay tribute to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz books, especially "Jupiter Ascending" since it is actually combination of several of the fantasy stories written by L. Frank Baum that are then made to look like science fiction.
Finally a third reason that makes this film good: "Allegiant" is not mindless action like Star Wars. Whereas Star Wars just gives fight after fight with clearly identified good and bad people, "Allegiant" is more intelligent Sci-fi because the characters are not simply good or bad and this causes a viewer to be unable to accurately predict what will occur from a character. Furthermore, because characters have complex personalities they do engage in philosophical discussions about a society's existence and that is what intelligent Sci-fi should strive for. "Allegiant" deliberates in such a manner and therefore it makes it a thought provoking film.
Thusly, since "Allegiant" is not a remake nor is it a sequel that "captures the spirit of the original film"---viewers need to learn this new code from critics because that wording actually means the film is a remake---"Allegiant" is good. It has complex characters and it engages in philosophy, that coupled with its original story makes "Allegiant" a refreshing film to see as so many film studios bring on the remakes or release remakes disguised as sequels.