Ever since my set visit back in May, I've been DYING to see a trailer for the Divergent movie just so I could geek out about it with y'all. And now that day is finally here! Summit teased us with a whole minute of footage at the VMAs, and as astute scientists, it is our duty to dissect the shizz out of it.
Grab your lab coats and prepare yourselves for some highly complex equations and rigorously academic discussions.
First, let us examine the subject as a whole:
Hopefully you took notes so you may engage in this intellectual exercise. Let us begin!
I see your truuuue colors, shining through...
Kate Winslet IN THE HOUSE.
I think this is right after the scene where Augustus Waters meets Hazel Grace in the support group. Wait, wrong movie.
If you're a fan of Maggie Q, you must be really excited! She's in, like, half of this trailer! Which means she must have a major role in the film! In other news, PSYCHE.
Nice ink, Tris.
Kate Winslet, seriously, HOW ARE YOU SO PRETTY? And how can I hate Jeanine when she's SO PRETTY?
This slow-mo fight shot is waaaay too pretty. I really hope this movie doesn't take The Hunger Games route and sanitize the violence because we need to see Tris get the living shizz kicked out of her.
Well HELLO THERE.
There's an ongoing debate on whether or not Theo James was the right choice to play Four. Let's do a quick check on his credentials.
Does he look like this?
Okay, does he look like this?
Yep, he's gonna do just fine.
And I mean FOINE.
HEY MILES TELLER! LU.
FERRIS WHEEL SCENE!!!!! Don't eff this up, movie.
Zoe Kravitz is so teeny, I hope I don't miss her completely in the movie.
OH NO YOU GUYS TRIS GOT A LITTLE CUT ON HER EAR. I DECLARE A NATIONAL EMERGENCY.
Seriously, though, this trailer felt a little lacking to me. I'm still excited as hell for Divergent, but I don't think the trailer captured the intensity of the story, nor does it really seem to explain the premise of the book. I'd be interested to hear from someone who hasn't read the novel to see if this made any sense at all or just seemed like a PSA on how being "different" makes you a special person.
Now it's your turn, my fellow scientists! Leave your intellectual conjectures and academic opinions in the comments so that we may engage in some highly advanced discourse.