I have read and enjoyed Veronica Roth's dystopian YA novel Divergent, and this trailer works fairly well for me. I'm wondering, for those of you who haven't read the book, if it works for you. Do you need the below synopsis, or does the trailer get this across?
In a futuristic Chicago, people are divided into five distinct factions based on their personalities. Beatrice "Tris" Prior discovers that she is Divergent, meaning she does not fit into any one faction, and soon uncovers a sinister plot brewing in her seemingly perfect society.
That's pretty clear, right? I think this piece of marketing improves greatly on the content-free teaser released in August, making it clear that there is an actual story to be had here. The action looks decent, I love that it was filmed on location in Chicago, and this is a very strong cast. I'm not going to be one to complain about Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Ashley Judd and Maggie Q all being in a movie together with Miles Teller and Mr. Pamuk.
I am, however, going to complain about this poster, released this week, because it is pure balls.