If you haven't seen Divergent, the first entry in this Hunger Games knockoff, then don't bother with this followup. It picks up directly after, trusting that you're already familiar with the characters. Tris is suitably anguished over the death of her parents and does an awful lot of weeping to boot while Four is reliably protective of her. Peter (Teller) is still a treacherous snake while Tris's brother Caleb (Elgort) is again lacking her determination and confidence.
It's a fast-moving chase adventure for much of the time, as they race to the various factions, encountering among others Four's mother (an underused Watts) as well as a box that contains a most enormous secret. So secret that only Tris has the power to unlock it, undergoing numerous tests forced on her by Jeanine that mentally tax her temperament in being a divergent. Consequently there are impressive CGI landscapes of destruction as the camera swoops through charred surroundings depicting fantasy carnage.
Visually then Insurgent certainly delivers but overall it's still a pale sibling to Hunger Games. Insurgent's futuristic world simply isn't as persuasive, and the two Divergent movies lack the force and epic grandeur of the JLaw franchise. This second goround is solid and watchable of course, but it never becomes involving enough to make you really care. And it's all such nonsense to begin with that it takes real flare to capture the imagination. This series fails to do that, but the YA fanbase won't leave disappointed I'm sure.