Watch Shailene Woodley in Weird First Trailer for The Divergent Series: Insurgent
The first teaser trailer for The Divergent Series: Insurgent is here, and it's- an odd choice of footage, to say the least.
As someone who did not read the books, but saw the first movie, this seems to be a dream/fear sequence, especially since (spoiler!) her mother died in the first film. (I wasn't imagining that, right? That happened?) It doesn't seem to be the kind of series in which people come back to life, and the surreal quality of the trailer points to some kind of fantastic detour rather than actually being part of the forward momentum of the film. It doesn't necessarily make the movie look bad, but it doesn't tell us very much about it. Even the tagline, "The world will never be the same," is evocative, but vague and generic.
The official synopsis for the film reads: "As she searches for allies and answers in the wake of the uprising, Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) are on the run. Being hunted by Jeanine Matthews (Kate Winslet), the leader of the Erudite faction, Tris and Four will race against time as they try to figure out what Abnegation sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris faces one impossible challenge after another as she unlocks the truth about the past and ultimately the future of her world."
And speaking of vague and generic, there's always that hilarious line from Insurgent's book jacket: "While trying to save the people that she loves, Tris faces questions of grief, forgiveness, identity, loyalty, politics, and love." How ambitious.
The Divergent Series: Insurgent stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts, Miles Teller, Maggie Q, Zoe Kravitz, and Daniel Dae Kim. It comes out in theaters on March 20, 2015.