“The Divergent Series: Allegiant”, present Tris and Four as a apocalyptic power couple
The third installment of the blockbuster Divergent series franchise, ALLEGIANT will be release, Friday, March 18th
Panorama Online Entertainment. March 2016. While pulse-pounding action, spectacular visuals, and thoughtful themes are all key to the Divergent Series experience, it’s the evolving romance between Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James), that provides the films’ heart and soul.
From the beginning, fans have been captivated by the bond between the independent-minded Tris and her charismatic companion.
“Tris and Four share a relationship grounded in the actuality of genuine respect and acknowledgement for one another’s process,” says Woodley. “Unlike many YA films, their partnership isn’t built on the singular foundation of physical attraction. It’s a very real union that can at times be messy and vulnerable, and at other times be strong and powerful. They never lack passion. I feel like Allegiant does a great job of illustrating their ups and downs.”
As Allegiant begins with the couple gazing together at the ruins of Chicago, Tris and Four agree to leave everything they know behind and venture out beyond the wall. But while they set out together, their adventure takes them down separate paths. Once they get to the Bureau of Genetic Welfare, Four finds himself cut off from Tris, who begins spending most of her time with David.
“Tris and Four are divided at the Bureau because her DNA is ‘pure’ and Four’s is ‘damaged,’” Woodley notes. “They witness different sides of the Bureau’s regime so when Four tells Tris he doesn’t think she should trust David, she decides to go with David anyway because she wants to follow through on her own plan.”
Actor Theo James sees the couple’s discord as an authentic reflection of each character’s hard-won individuality. “In the first two movies, you follow the story through Tris,” he says. “Here, you also see certain events from Four’s point of view. The two of them butt heads because they see the world of the Bureau very differently.” But as Allegiant surges towards a final showdown in Chicago, Tris and Four are once again reunited.
“When they come back together, Tris and four have a greater sense of respect for one another,” says Woodley. “That’s when you get to see them collaborating and coming up with a new solution.”
Reteaming for their third film together, Woodley and James had no problem generating plenty of on- screen sparks.
“When you know the person you’re doing scenes with, it helps the chemistry,” says James. “You have a shorthand and you instinctually know how they’re going to interpret the scene. Because these characters are supposed to know each other well, actually knowing Shailene in real life makes it that much easier.”
Genre: Action, Adventure
Rating: PG-13 for intense violence and action, thematic elements, and some partial nudity.
U.S. Release Date: March 18, 2016
Running Time: 120 minutes
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jeff Daniels, Octavia Spencer, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Daniel Dae Kim, Bill Skarsgård, Rebecca Pidgeon, Xander Berkeley, Keiynan Lonsdale, Jonny Weston, Nadia Hilker, Andy Bean and Naomi Watts
Directed by: Robert Schwentke
Based on: The novel “Allegiant” by Veronica Roth
Produced by: Douglas Wick, Lucy Fisher, Pouya Shahbazian
SYPNOSIS/ With Chicago on the verge of an all-out civil war, TRIS (Shailene Woodley) leads FOUR (Theo James), CHRISTINA (Zoë Kravitz), PETER (Miles Teller), TORI (Maggie Q) and CALEB (Ansel Elgort) on a harrowing escape from the walled city, chased by armed guards loyal to self-appointed leader EVELYN (Naomi Watts). Outside Chicago for the first time in their lives, the five find themselves being pursued by EDGAR (Jonny Weston) through a toxic wasteland known as the Fringe before being rescued and escorted to the ultra-high-tech compound of the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.
Once there, Bureau mastermind DAVID (Jeff Daniels) singles out Tris for being genetically “pure” and enlists her to champion his mysterious cause. While Tris receives special treatment, including access to “memory tabs” that enable her to relive her own family history, Four joins Bureau soldiers on a supposedly humanitarian mission to remove children from a ragtag Fringe encampment.
Discovering that David plans to use the Bureau’s astonishing technologies for inhumane ends, Tris hijacks his private aircraft and returns with her team to Chicago. Faced with a shocking betrayal, they must try to stop Evelyn before she unleashes a memory-erasing gas on the city’s entire population, including the Allegiant rebel force led by JOHANNA (Octavia Spencer).