Divergent Movie Trailer

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“The midnight cup of coffee” is an occasional article that usually includes news and interviews with and about my favorite authors, and some non-book related topics as well.

Divergent was one of my favourite dystopian stories.

I did have a bit of a love-and-hate relationship with it, but overall I still enjoy reading it.
Also, it’s true that my taste has changed over the time (I tend to be quite picky these days), but when I stared reading it Divergent had plenty novelty elements in it.

Anyways I liked not only the story, but also the amazingly beautiful book covers – I fell in love with those and I still do… And because the trailer is out, I wanted to share it with you.

Enjoy it!

Just a side note, I’ve read Allegiant and loved it (yeah I know that many of you didn’t, but for me it worked wonders and I will let you know why soon in my review. By the way.. if you don’t know anything about it yet keep it that way. Really, do yourself a favour and don’t search for the reasons why some didn’t like it, you won’t want to spoil it – trust me). Anyways, I reconsidered my feelings for the series, I like it even better now and I am eager to see the movie.

And because it just came out, here’s Tris and Four’s first kiss:

The storyline:

divergentIn Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are–and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Beautiful movie posters:

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trish and four

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But, don't let me do all the talking. I want to know what you think of this as well.

  • Annie J.

    I like the story a lot but didn’t love the writing style of Divergent. I had issues with Tris in Insurgent and haven’t read Allegiant yet.

    But I’m excited about the movie. Since I didn’t love the writing style I’ve always thought this would make a better movie than book and the trailer totally looks like it’s going to be :)

    • http://www.readingaftermidnight.com/ Ari

      It’s a fact: The more I love a book the less i enjoy the movie.
      To keep things simple, I won’t re-read this story before watching it, I want to keep my mind open and just go for the visuals. ANd it does look good in the trailer.

      BTW, I had lots of issues with Tris in Insurgent, but somehow I got to like her better in the last book.

      • Annie J.

        I’m glad to hear you like Tris better in Allegiant. I’m looking forward to reading it.

        • http://www.readingaftermidnight.com/ Ari

          On the other side, when I don’t like a book – writing style, characters, plot, etc, I never finish reading the series. I gave up on some – for example The Mortal Instruments, I read the first 3 books and I am over that story, still I will just wait for the movie ;))
          But I hope that when you read Allegiant you will enjoy it, though this book is a hit or a miss for most people.

  • Jasprit

    I wasn’t that excited about seeing this film after I saw that Theo was cast as Four, don’t get me wrong, after seeing him in the trailer it looks likes he’ll do an amazing job, but the Four that I had imagined was not the same :( I’m still reading Allegiant, but I’m glad to see that you enjoyed the book Ari, there seems to be a lot of disappointing reviews about.

    • http://www.readingaftermidnight.com/ Ari

      Oh well, a lot of people loved Insurgent and I didn’t, so when it comes to this series I am not on the same page as most people ;))
      Hopefully you will enjoy it as well.

      As for the movie, I pretty much never agree with their casting choices (I was such a drama queen when I found out about -for example- the actors from The Hunger Game and The Mortal Instruments), but after seeing them acting I might warm up to them – not always, I hate the Twilight casting with a passion ;))
      Anyways, even though Teo is nothing like the Four I had in mind, he is decent so far and I hope to enjoy his acting during the full movie.