What did you think about the final Divergent trailer? As someone who’s recently read the book I’m rather impressed with how it’s looking. I’m not here to complain about the cast, I think they cast the film adaptation pretty well. Always the first hurddle, in my head. I like Shailene Woodley as Beatrice -Tris- Prior, sure she’s supposed to be a lot blonder but she’s got Beatrice’s fear-to-BAMF face down pat. We’ve got Theo James as Four (he has another name but I’m not sure if it’s spoilery to say it…skip to the next paragraph now if you think it is. His real name, because who would name their kid a number, Tobias.
Hilarious that Miles Teller plays douchebag Peter, because he was her love interest in Spectacular Now, the lovely Zoë Kravitz as the blunt, because she’s from Candor, Christina and another hilarious cast Ansel Elgort as Tris’ brother, Caleb. Yeah, Augustus from The Fault in Our Stars- okay? Yeah a little bit not, just remember to differentiate between movies or it’ll be weird for you. I haven’t seen anything about Will or Al or even Uriah a few other friends she makes in Dauntless.
But Kate Winslet! She has the wonderful job of playing the big bad, scary because she’s so smart that intelligence overrides basic human compassion, Jeanine Matthews. And also, NIKITA!!! I mean, Maggie Q as Tori was a brilliant cast. Brilliant.
The world that the director, Neil Burger, and screenwriters Vanessa Taylor and Evan Daugherty have taken from the books and recreated visually looks like it’s on track. I’m looking forward to the action and the banter and watching Tris move from the stifling Abnegation to the dangerous world of the Dauntless. Mostly I’m keen to see how what I’ve read will translate to audiences on the screen, especially the simulations…and train hopping. I hope people don’t try that at home.