I’ll be straight, I think The Divergent Series is an unfortunate joke. While I did walk out of the first movie a little surprised (very low expectations), the sequel was a total disaster in my eyes. Like I said, it’s unfortunate because not only in the concept and material it’s based on solid, but the cast brought on is pretty damn solid as well. It just sucks that the execution has been no where near what we hoped it would be. And although both movies have gotten beat-up pretty good by critics, it seems that enough fans have enjoyed them to continue the franchise. You know, that whole “popular by demand” thing.
Anyway, the third installment into the franchise, Allegiant, is now just weeks away and to celebrate its one month mark, a new trailer has been released. And again, I’ll be straight, it isn’t really anything different from what we’ve seen before. Just a few new shots and a little bit of new dialogue. As I was watching, I couldn’t help but think why in the world all these great actors (Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Naomi Watts, Jeff Daniels and a few others) are involved in this franchise. Check it out for yourself and let me know what you think:
After the earth-shattering revelations of The Divergent Series: Insurgent, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known in order to find a peaceful solution for their embroiled city. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.
Alongside what’s to be expected as the final trailer, the studio has released a very serious batch of character posters. Robert Schwentke’s The Divergent Series: Allegiant opens March 18th, 2016 and stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Naomi Watts, Jeff Daniels, Miles Teller, Zoë Kravitz and Ansel Elgort.