Is Divergent Better Than Hunger Games? An Analysis of Their Trailers
Having read both the Divergent and Hunger Games books, we’re eagerly anticipating the new movies for both series. Divergent’s first film is due on March 21, 2014, and Hunger Games’ second movie, Catching Fire, will come out November 22, 2013. Both YA franchises are set in a dystopian future, inviting comparisons. With that in mind, we couldn’t help but break down the new Divergent trailer and put it side-by-side with Hunger Games’ promo for its first film to see if we can predict which movie will be better.
Hunger Games: A kiss on the forehead for her little sister, Prim (Willow Shields).
Divergent: A hug for the parents (Ashley Judd and Aaron Eckhart).
Advantage? Hunger Games. While Prim cried hysterically earlier in the trailer, this is the briefest glimpse of Tris’s parents. For all we know, this could be the Priors’ morning ritual and she could be back later for dinner.
Hunger Games: “And so it was decreed that each year the 12 districts of Panem shall offer up in tribute one young man and woman, between the ages of 12 and 18, to be trained in the art of survival and to be prepared to fight to the death.”
Divergent: “You’re different. You don’t fit into a category. They can’t control you. They call it ‘divergent.’” … “The system removed the threat of anyone exercising their independent will. Divergents threaten that system.”
Advantage? Hunger Games. Yeah, we would have no idea what was going on if we hadn’t read Divergent.