It wasn’t that long ago that Divergent, the next YA franchise that Hollywood was hoping would take the world by storm, premiered. (March 2014, to be exact.)
In the teaser trailer for the upcoming sequel, Divergent: Insurgent, Shailene Woodley is sporting a shorter haircut (and some newfound “inner demons” according to the movie’s description). As her house begins floating away and burning down, Tris Prior (Woodley) jumps across a green screen background in order to save her mother, played by Ashley Judd.
In Insurgent, based on the book series by Veronica Roth, Tris will “continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart.”
If the filmmakers were trying to make the special effects look inconspicuous, they did a horrible job. The CGI looks atrocious and that was about the only thing I could focus on during this teaser. But at least Woodley looks cute with her stylish new pixie cut.
I doubt Insurgent will have much critical success, but Divergent made over $288 million at the box office so the Rotten Tomatoes score probably won’t stop the tweens of the world from seeing YA post-apocalytpic dysopian-based movies.
Insurgent will be in theaters on March 20, 2015. It stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Naomi Watts, Maggie Q, Kate Winslet, Zoe Kravitz, Mekhi Phifer, Octavia Spencer, and Jai Courtney.
As for me? Call me when The Group Hopper gets made into a real movie.