Movies – Tris and Four must “Stand Together” in final trailer for “Insurgent”

As promised, Lionsgate has released the final trailer for the highly awaited Insurgent. The trailer opens up with a haunting version of Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” performed by Joseph William Morgan featuring Shadow Royale. From there, it gets into the heart of the situation Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) have to face.

(photo via Entertainment Weekly)
(photo via Entertainment Weekly)

Insurgent will be hitting theaters March 20 and also stars Octavia Spencer, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Daniel Dae Kim, Naomi Watts, and Kate Winslet. Watch the trailer below:

What do you think of this new trailer? Are you looking forward to seeing Insurgent on the big screen?

Movies – Final “Insurgent” trailer premiering tomorrow

The highly anticipated sequel to Divergent is just weeks away from hitting theaters, but Lionsgate still has one more trailer to share with fans. Earlier this afternoon, the studio announced on social media that the final trailer will be premiering and tickets will be going on sale tomorrow.

Theo James and Shailene Woodley in Insurgent (photo via IMDb)
Theo James and Shailene Woodley in Insurgent (photo via IMDb)

American fans have a chance to win tickets through Fandango and Lionsgate by Tweeting #InsurgentTickets and tagging the official Divergent Twitter. Hurry – the contest is from 2pm-6pm PST TODAY!

Here is the Tweet announcing the trailer and ticket sales:

Will you be heading to theaters to see Insurgent? What do you hope to see in the new trailer?

TrulyTuesday/Thursday – Divergent Review

The TrulyTuesday video (or TrulyThursday video in the case) is finally up! Thank you so much for your patience Luminaries! It was quite the adventure putting this one together. Hope you enjoy and stay tuned for more videos in the coming weeks!

Movie Review – “Divergent” Effectively Brings Novel to Life

The wait for the Divergent movie has finally ended as it is now in theaters! I am going to share some of my thoughts about the film in a TrulyLuminary exclusive review!

Divergent has brought a lot of relevant and interesting topics to the young adult realm and the film captures those elements nicely. The intrigue, action, and romance from the book are all portrayed very well and come through on screen. Even though there are some things from the book that did not get put in, the movie still expresses the overall feeling of the novel.

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The younger cast is quite talented and they all held their own against the established adult actors in the film. Shailene Woodley was powerful as Tris and her performance was believable. Newcomer Theo James also did well as Four and gave a smoldering performance that will no doubt leave audiences swooning.

Four was my favorite character in the novels and he is definitely my favorite character in the films. Through his performance, James was able to bring Four’s major (and loveable) character traits from the books onto the screen.

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Supporting actors in the film also gave very powerful performances and audiences will be excited to see more of them in the next film. For instance, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, and Zoe Kravitz all did a great job of really capturing the characters of Caleb Prior, Peter, and Christina respectively.

There was not a single moment where the performances weren’t believable or seemed like they were forced. Every cast member remained true to the character they were portraying.

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The costumes, props, and set designs were very instrumental is creating the futuristic world Divergent is set in. In the novel, faction members all dress differently in order to represent which faction they are from and the costuming made this clear in the film.

Of course, the books are packed with action and the major action sequences are well done in the film. Choreographing those scenes was no doubt a difficult and intricate process and they played on screen quite effectively.

Divergent also was emotionally evocative. There were moments that would make you laugh, moments that would make you feel anxietal and tense, moments that would leave you teary-eyed, and moments that left you feeling empowered.

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However, there were also some elements that could have been done differently. For parts of the film, you had to have read at least the first book to fully understand and appreciate. This is good for the fans who have read the book (or the series), but it makes it confusing for the audience members who have not.

As a woman, and given the progressive modern values on violence against women, the fight scene between Peter (Teller) and Tris (Woodley) made me feel uncomfortable. I recognize that this was a major scene in the novel and an important part of Tris’ initiation process, but nonetheless it was still uncomfortable to visibly see on screen.

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* WARNING – SPOILER AHEAD *

Near the end of the film, Tris shoots Peter to injure him and scare him into guiding them to where Jeanine (Kate Winslet) is running the warrior simulation. In the novel, he remains injured and he needs help when escaping the Dauntless faction. When they are escaping in the film, it seems that he is all of a sudden not injured and runs to catch the train without any difficulty.

Overall, Divergent was an entertaining film that captures the major elements of the story in an effective manner. Through believable performances, set pieces, and action sequences the world of Divergent was set up very nicely. Looking forward to the second film in the series and to see what the new director, Robert Schwentke, brings to the table.

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Are you going to be seeing Divergent in theaters? If so, share your thoughts about the film in the comments below!

Movie Exclusive – 26 New Images for “Divergent”

The Divergent movie adaptation is going to be hitting theaters in just under a week and Collider shared great new images that Summit Entertainment has released!

Most of these new images are giving us our first real look at some major supporting characters. There are also some new images that show us some important moments between Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James). Finally, there are also a couple of behind-the-scenes images that show director Neil Burger at work with the actors. 

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Photo via Collider

Divergent has quite an extensive cast that also includes, Ansel Elgort, Zoe KravitzMaggie QJai CourtneyKate WinsletAshley JuddTony GoldwynMekhi PhiferBen Lloyd-HughesChristian MadsenRay StevensonAmy Newbold, and Ben Lamb.

Will you be heading to theaters to watch Divergent when it is released on March 21, 2014? What do you think of these amazing new images? Do you think Divergent will be the next big young adult franchise? Stay tuned for an exclusive review here on TrulyLuminary!

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The Prior family (Photo via Collider)

Source: Collider

Movie Exclusive – “Entertainment Weekly” Releases New “Divergent” Stills

This week’s edition of Entertainment Weekly has a major feature on the upcoming Divergent adaptation that fans will surely love to read. EW has recently shared some more amazing new images from the highly awaited film! We have been very spoiled this week initiates!

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These new images give us a deeper look at the character relationships between Tris and the other Dauntless initiates. There are also some new images of Tris working hard during training sessions. Plus, some of the photos show the detail put into the set construction, props, and costumes.

Take a look at some of the stills in the gallery below and be sure to check out the rest on Entertainment Weekly.

Divergent is directed by Neil Burger and stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Kate Winslet, Maggie Q, Miles Teller, Zoe Kravitz, Ashley Judd, Ray Stevenson, Tony Goldwyn, and Jai Courtney.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

“Entertainment Weekly” Reveals Exclusive “Divergent” cover

Entertainment Weekly has revealed the most recent cover for a special edition of the magazine. This issue is going to have some exciting exclusives from the Divergent movie adaptation. The cover, of course, features Shailene Woodley and Theo James as their characters Tris and Four.

A major part of the feature is going to focus on the importance of a strong box office performance and how the Divergent series could be the next major young adult franchise.

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There will also be interviews with some of the stars of the franchise, exclusive photos, and some behind-the-scenes coverage. Be sure to pick up a copy when it hits newsstands later this week.

Additionally, EW released another exclusive still featuring also featuring Woodley and James. In this new still, Tris and Four seem to be taking a break from training and having romantic moment.

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What do you think of the new cover and the exclusive still? Will you be buying this edition of the magazine? Do you like reading behind-the-scenes information and articles? Do you think Divergent could be the next big young adult franchise? Share what you think in the comments below!

Sources: Entertainment Weekly (cover article), Entertainment Weekly (image)