No one should advocate for someone else to lose their, but Summit Entertainment should seriously reconsider ever using whoever cut the trailer to their newest movie, “Divergent” opening today, March 21, ever again! The best word to describe any of the trailers made for the movie would be standard. It has the look and feel of a movie trailer you have seen dozens of times over. There is nothing about it that would make you go see it outside those who are a fan of the books on which it is based. In fact, the trailers make the movie look bad. Many people are referring to it as a “Hunger Games” wannabe and that’s not a label you really want. The movie is no “Hunger Games” and it is actually, despite the very low expectations the trailers create, a real enjoyable time in the cinema.
“Divergent” takes place in a post-apocalyptic Chicago. After “The War” society is now broken up into five factions. It is the duty of everyone at the age of 16 to take a test to determine which faction they are best suited for and then ultimately choose which one they want to belong in for the rest of their lives. This system is what now keeps the peace.
One the day Beatrice Prior (Shailene Woodley) is to take her test she is surprised to find her test results are “inconclusive.” This means she is Divergent and puts her life in great danger because it means she is someone the government can’t control. She still chooses on faction to be a part of, but soon learns of a plot that threatens the very fabric of the current society.