Divergent Gets Snack-Filled Spoof With Chloe Moretz And Michelle Obama

By Nick Venable | 6 years ago

Surprise! You probably thought/hoped we were never going to talk about Divergent again, didn’t you? Well put those thoughts away for the next five minutes, as Funny or Die has decided to create a most untimely spoof of Neil Burger‘s YA thriller, called Snackpocalypse. Maybe it just took a long time to get First Lady Michelle Obama to get on board. Because yes, Michelle Obama is inexplicably in this video.

In the video, Chloe Moretz—whose own YA novel adaptation If I Stay has been performing well in theaters despite critical bashing—plays a girl eating healthy food in a high school world being torn apart by the rampant intake of shitty junk foods and calorie-laden entrees. (In other words, first-world Earth.) She’s told several times that she’s…different. Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) plays the guy who really gets it through to her that she’s different. Because she is…different.

Clark Duke wants to be class president so he can have pizza parties all the time, with water fountains that dispense sodas. (Make it bourbon and I’m backing this idea, regardless of if it’s at a school or not.) And so the students splintered into factions like the Candy Club, the Pop Rockers, and the Mellow Mallows. Everybody loves trash food. Except…Moretz. She’s the girl who would rather get an apple from a vending machine rather than snacks. The one that’s…different.

It’s a pretty funny spoof, considering it doesn’t actually do anything. I mean, Posey shows off some wicked carrot acting skills, but there’s no deep joke here. The real highlight, if you want to call it that, is at the end of the video, when Michelle Obama shows up having a girl’s movie night. All she wants to do is watch Frozen again. Thanks, Obama!

If Funny or Die feels like sticking around with this joke, they’ll be able to make Snackpocalypse riffs for another three years. The first sequel, Insurgent, will be released on March 20, 2015, while the third book in Veronica Roth’s series will be split into two films, coming in 2016 and 2017. There aren’t enough snacks in the world.

Want to watch Moretz be…different…in another way? Check out an older Funny of Die video below, in which she plays the Scary Girl.

Now don’t you want to just dance and also possibly eat cheese balls all night?

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