Insurgent promises to consolidate the themes of the first film while rebranding the idea of an insurgence to tie in more succinctly with already operative capitalist ideologies. It’s not ok to be disorganised and factionless (you know, like homeless and unemployed), but it is ok to be a bunch of exceptional individuals who excel in more than one area and come together to win (you know, like a bunch of entrepreneurs in a start-up or tough poor kids who become professional athletes). True to the self-help idiom, the trailer for Insurgent already suggests that Pris’s greatest battle will not be with fascist oppressors, but rather ‘with herself’.
— from ‘I Was a Teenage Dystopia’, Briohny Doyle’s Pop Culture column in The Lifted Brow 25: The Relaunch Issue.