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March 17, 2016

Allegiant and Bill Skarsgård

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This past Monday, we were lucky enough to score some tickets to the NYC premiere of Allegiant. For those of you living under a rock, it's the third installment of the Divergent movies, which were adapted from the book series of the same name and written by everyone's favorite YA author, Veronica Roth.
 
I must admit that, while I haven't read all of the books in the series (please no spoilers here!), it was much to my dismay that this is not the final movie. Much like The Hunger Games, "The Sopranos" or "Sex and the City" (sorry if my examples date me), the Divergent movies jumped on the bandwagon and split the final act into two parts. So if you, like me, were looking for that storybook ending this time around...you won't get it. You may be quite happy, however, that there's still more to come, because who really wants this to end? Not me.
 
All of the usual Divergent suspects showed up in tiptop form: movie star heartthrob (and oil pulling advocate) Shailene Woodley, the buff AF Theo James, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, and the rising, most-beautiful-of-the-bunch soon-to-be-hearthrob, Bill Skarsgård. If you're curious, he's the younger brother to Alexander Skarsgård and son to Stellan Skarsgård. If you don't know who either of those stunning men are, look it up ASAP. Ansel Elgort was also there, and it was his birthday. He turned a ripe 22, and Theo insisted the crowd, along with some opera singer who happened to be there, sing happy birthday. Needless to say, it was short and sweet. Oh! and we also sat behind Damn Daniel and his white vans because why not.
 
The movie is everything you could hope for from the king of genres (dystopian): new worlds, revolution, weird hair cuts, super cool costumes, revolt, female empowerment. You know the drill. Point is: The crew made it across the wall to the "human world" with only a few obstacles standing in their way. As these things tend to go, though, everything was not as it seemed and definitely not as they had hoped. The new world is not quite as perfect as they initially thought it would be (except for Billy Boy S., who is always unimaginably perfect). Two hours later, we all learned that home is really where the heart is. I won't share too many details here because you should really go out and see it for yourself --- whether you read the books or not.
 
The film hits theaters this Friday, March 18th and, because you should always manage your expectations --- the fourth and final movie comes out in early summer 2017.