[Alternatives] – Movie Trailers – Insurgent

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Movie Trailers – Insurgent

It doesn’t feel like it’s been (almost) a year since the Divergent movie made it’s mark in theaters. With the official trailer that was released today, I am also perhaps the 1% who has forgotten everything that happened in Insurgent (except for the end which was like: wut?). I feel like there’s a lot more going on, action-wise, in this movie than from what I remember in the novel (or I just have really bad memory). So I might need to peruse this novel again because I only seem to recall a lot of melodramatic angst and relationship issues LOL. (Which is why I am now trying to understand how I awarded this book 4/5 stars on Goodreads. I am perplexed.)

Am I the only one who thinks that the world being imagined is a bit too bright? I’ve always pictured the Chicago where the series takes place to be darker in terms of lighting; gloomier perhaps, but certainly not as illuminated as Divergent made the Dauntless faction out to be (as an example).

insurgent official movie poster

Roles I’m excited to see fleshed out?

I’m interested in how Keiynan delivers Uriah as I’ve only seen him in the Australian television show, Dance Academy. Not to mention the creative decision (over and beyond what I’m willing to comprehend), to NOT include these sub-chars (including Marlene/Lynn) in the first movie.

I love me some Octavia Spencer! (I’m sad to hear that Red Band Society is pending cancellation.) I will admit that I didn’t picture Spencer in Johanna Reyes, but I guess I have to remember that Johanna was pretty nondescript in the books. I think.

Anyways, what are you most looking forward to with this sequel?



Directed by: Robert Schwentke (RED, R.I.P.D, Time Traveler’s Wife)

Release date: March 20, 2015

(More credited information under the cut.)

Produced by: Douslas Wick, Lucy Fisher, Pouya Shabazian

Screenplay by: Brian Duffield, Akiva Goldsman


Shailene Woodley
Theo James
Ansel Elgort
Zoe Kravitz
Keiynan Lonsdale
Octavia Spencer
Kate Winslet
Miles Teller
Maggie Q
Daniel Dae Kim
Naomi Watts
Ray Stevenson
Ashley Judd
Jai Courtney
Mekhi Phifer

8 thoughts on “[Alternatives] – Movie Trailers – Insurgent”

  1. I nearly forgot everything in the second book too! Insurgent is more of a setup for the third book but it seems the movie is taking a new direction in terms of recreating/adding scenes and I love the simulations arghhh


    1. I was definitely trying to check off in my mind (plot-wise) the list of events that happened as the trailer rolled. Amity? Check. Factionless? Check. Simulation? Check. — EVERYTHING ELSE IS A BLUR TO ME LOL.

      I did find Divergent to be a bit timid in comparison to the novel (like, where was my butter knife scene?!) sooooo here’s to hoping the sequel is a tad more gruesome.


      1. I wish they won’t dumb it down for the audience. I personally don’t remember any of the fight scenes but I really hope Edward’s death scene will be included.
        …I feel so bloodthirsty haha!


  2. I seem to have forgotten a lot too and I only read Insurgent earlier this year.
    All this talk of “opening a box” has really got me confused as I can’t remember that at all. The main thing I remember is the “rebels” and the fractionless coming together to be honest. When it gets closer to the release date I’ll either look at the wiki synopsis or just go in blind.


  3. I’ve never read the series. The first movie was pretty dull, but the trailer for Insurgent looks so good that I just might see it when it comes out.


    1. Yeah I didn’t find that the movie did the book justice buuuuuut I’m a sucker for following the franchises I’ve already bought into.

      Insurgent (I almost typed Inception) definitely seems a lot more action-focused than what I remembered haha. But I’m glad it still appeals to people even though its performance in the box-offices weren’t stellar.


  4. I watched the trailer and was really confused as well. Like, the box….I have no memory of such a thing. And this was my favorite book of the series, so I am quite confused. And I didn’t know that Keiyan was going to be Uriah! I freakin’ LOVE Dance Academy! He is not how I pictured Uriah to be, but I will be VERY interested to see how he interprets that character.


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