The Trailer can be seen here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6HHCxLZftQ
Here’s a breakdown of the trailer:
The trailer opens with Jeanine (played by Kate Winslet) talking about the future of the Factions.
We see Caleb (played by Ansel Elgort) and Tris walking to their aptitude tests.
Tori (played by Maggie Q) tells Tris that she is Divergent and what that means.
Through voice over, Tori continues to explain how dangerous it is to be Divergent. While she talks, we see Jeanine walking by Tris and giving her a look; Tris asking what will happen if they know - ‘then you will be dead’.
The voice over continues. We see Jeanine talking with Tris; the Dauntless rising to fight; Tris jumping off the building; Tris fighting; Tris getting kidnapped.
Four walks by as we get his voice over talking to Tris. He says he knows who she is and warns her to be safe.
Four showing off his fighting skills.
‘WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT’ flashes
Tris tells Four they want to kill her and Four says he won’t let that happen.
Close up of them holding hands.
Four fighting some guys.
‘MAKES YOU DANGEROUS’ flashes
Tori tells Tris that she needs to trust herself.
Tris fights off some guy.
Tris/Four are climbing the ladder of the Ferris wheel.
Jeanine says that 'her' (probably talking Tris) impulses are dangerous.
Tris is tracing Four’s tattoos of the 5 factions on his back.
Tris warning someone not to fight her.
Four throwing the knife and nicking Tris’s ear. She touches the blood and glares at the camera.
'DIVERGENT' flashes then the date '3/21/14'
The trailer had a very good look at what we could expect. It has a lot of action and drama which is really the core of the book series. Though of course we see a little bit of romance between Four and Tris.
The movie is going to be different then the Hunger Games, which seems to be the movie series that it will be really competing against. The trailer offered a very good look at what we can expect and let me tell you, I am quite excited for the movie.
I admit that I was among those who was nervous about Shailene Woodley taking on the role as Tris, but after seeing this trailer, I’m starting to warm up to the idea. While you don’t get to see a lot of the action sequences from her, it’s the up close facial expressions that really convince me.
So far the trailer doesn’t seem to be straying too far from the book. I didn’t see to many differences, except that Jeanine is in a bit more. I figured that would happen because Kate Winslet is playing the part and also because of the role she plays in the 2nd book. They need to haver her presence known and use her words to explain the conflict of the story. It’s one change that I can get on board with because you need to develop the story and it wouldn’t make as much sense if you didn’t see her a lot.
This trailer really got me revved up and wanting to watch it. It looks like a lot more interesting then the other Young Adult novels that are being adapted. It’s got everything in it to make it a good movie and I just hope, like I do with every other adaptation, they are loyal to the book and don’t make too many changes. If they are loyal then this movie really could be the next Hunger Games.
The movie comes out March 21, 2014 and if it is as good as the first trailer makes it look, it should dominate the box office.
What did you think of the first trailer?