I’m the worst at predicting which YA franchise will take off and which will die on the vine. I thought both “Divergent” and “The Maze Runner” would flop hard, but clearly there is an audience for these things. And it’s not just hardcore fans of the books either, as the mainstream has been turned into fans as well. And so here we are with “Divergent” sequel “Insurgent” and a pre-game-day ad (AKA our marketing budget doesn’t allow for spending money on an actual Super Bowl spot) has arrived.
I didn’t see the first movie, so I’m not sure what it means to watch Tris smash her way out of a glass box, through Kate Winslet and into a dystopian skyline. I guess it looks cool though? Or something? Featuring Shailene Woodley, Naomi Watts, Miles Teller, and Octavia Spencer, I kinda wish all these people were doing something else, but hey, this pays I guess.
“Insurgent” arrives on March 20th.