Allegiant begins where Insurgent left off, with Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) leading the people of Chicago to freedom beyond the wall..... until Evelyn (Naomi Watts) decides it's best for nobody to leave, traps them in and starts to control them, because who needed a follow through with the cliffhanger ending of the last one anyway? Tris and Four have had enough, leading a team beyond the wall where they discover what the world is really like. That's.... that's all I've got, really. I honestly don't think this film had a plot until the last ten minutes, and even then the plot makes no sense.
There's a reason this is the shortest film in the franchise thus far, and that's because there's nothing left in this story for them to tell. The writers clearly had no idea what they were doing because every ten minutes or so a random, out of the blue moment occurs that wasn't the least bit foreshadowed and makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. The plot attempts to stuff so many things in that it doesn't end up stuffing anything in, resulting in a film that's impossible to follow, and even people who've read and loved the books can agree with that. I have not, nor do I intent to, especially after these last two god-awful excuses for a bag of cash, which the producers clearly didn't get as the film made half of what the last one did when it came out in America last month.
As the film goes on, it just gradually gets stranger and stranger and stranger, featuring weird floating wombs, gooey perverted showers, CGI that's worse than the animation in some 2D animated movies, drug trip inducing gas and a bazillion plot holes. There is a moment, I kid you not, where Tris says to Jeff Daniels' character that she's going to steal his ship. Daniels doesn't do anything about it, he just watches her leave, walks to a screen and tells security to go get her, then get's surprised when she escapes. Dude..... You watched her take that thing and didn't do jack shit. It's moments like this that make the film a painfully frustrating experience.
To sum up, Allegiant is a film I went into with low expectations, but still came out of it disappointed at how bad it truly was. It's a clichéd, uneventful, poorly written and frustratingly bad experience that makes me feel genuine sorrow for all that were involved.