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Watch The Final Divergent Series: Insurgent Trailer Grow Beyond All Control

Divergent, the adaptation of the first book in Veronica Roth’s best selling dystopian young adult series, didn’t exactly set the world on fire with critical praise, but it made more than enough money to ensure that we’ll be seeing the remainder of the trilogy on the big screen. Sure, it wasn’t Hunger Games money, but not many movies without the words Marvel or Transformers in front of them do that. Part two, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, is less than a month away—you can officially buy your tickets starting today—and Summit Entertainment has released the final trailer.

If you’ve been paying attention, or even just know what the whole story is all about, there isn’t much here that will come as any great surprise. There’s lots of running through the woods, lots of fighting, and, of course, tons of angsty teen romance, which is mostly made up of deep stares and heavy breathing. There’s also a healthy dose of those crazy, fever-dream-looking visuals that you have to imagine occur when heroine Beatrice “Tris” Prios (Shailene Woodley) goes on one of her internal journeys.

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This Divergent Series: Insurgent Trailer Fights Back

Whether you’re stoked or not, you’re getting more from The Divergent Series, with the upcoming sequel Insurgent. While the first film was kind of bland and generic, everything we’ve seen this time around has focused on the action, adventure, and strange, almost psychedelic imagery. That includes this new trailer.

This short preview really plays up the oversimplified dystopian social system from Veronica Roth’s trilogy of young adult novels. In a post-apocalyptic Chicago—you’re never sure exactly what exactly what tragedy led to the end of this particular world—society has been segregated into five different factions based on your most dominant personality trait. Divergents, those people who don’t fit into any single section, are the greatest threat to this new way of life for some reason, which is where heroine Beatrice “Tris” Prior (Shailene Woodley) falls.

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This Divergent Series: Insurgent TV Spot And Photo Gallery Aren’t Afraid Anymore

The Divergents will destroy society, at least according to Kate Winslet’s sinister villain Jeanine in this new TV spot for The Divergent Series: Insurgent, part two of the now four-part saga. We’re still not exactly sure why they’re such a threat to the status quo, other than they’re different and can think for themselves, which is always a problem in teen centric dystopias like this, but there has to be more to the story than just that, and figuring out what makes her so dangerous seems like it’s going to be an important part of the heroic quest of protagonist Beatrice “Tris” Prior (Shailene Woodley). Summit Entertainment has also unveiled a new gallery of photos to introduce some of the new faces and reacquaint you with some old ones.

They’re definitely playing up the action and adventure portion of the movie in this spot. It does, however, focus more on what’s going down in the real world, rather than those crazy, fever dream looking scenes that have been so prevalent in the marketing up to this point. There are still some exploding skyscrapers and flying buildings, stuff that appears to be part of those internal vision quests the characters go on from time to time, but there’s some nuts and bolts plot stuff too. For instance, you your first look at Naomi Watts’ Evelyn, the leader of the factionless, who play a larger part in this chapter.

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This Divergent Series: Insurgent Super Bowl Ad Is Beyond Insane

What the hell is going on with The Divergent Series: Insurgent? The first film, which dropped last year and made a significant ripple in the marketplace, was a fairly standard teen-against-the-world YA dystopia joint. The upcoming sequel, which hits theaters in March, however, looks insane, like rampant fever dream come to life. Everything we’ve seen so far, from that early teaser trailer to those motion posters from the other day, borders on psychedelic. This new extended TV spot that will air during the Super Bowl is no exception, this shit is getting bonkers, but you don’t have to wait until Sunday as you can check it out now.

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The Divergent Series: Insurgent Offers Hope, War, And Peace In These Motion Posters

InsurgentStill hoping that The Divergent Series can fill the void that The Hunger Games is leaving as it wraps up, Summit Entertainment is doing their best to hype the upcoming second installment, Insurgent. (You’re probably either psyched for this movie or not.) To further their goal, the studio has released these five new animated character posters.

Insurgent picks up in the wake of the first film, and finds heroine Beatrice “Tris” Prior (Shailene Woodley) looking for both answers and allies in the ruins of a post-apocalyptic Chicago. She and Four (Theo James) are on the run from Jeanine (Kate Winslet) and the ruling Erudite faction, and they need to find out why her family sacrificed themselves and why they are so dangerous. “Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.”

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The 20 Most Pirated Movies Of 2014 Include Tons Of Science Fiction

RoboCop2014It’s that time of the year when every inch of the Internet is packed with end-of-the-year lists, from the usual “best and worst” to more eclectic assemblages of data. In this age of widespread broadband, one annual metric that’s always interesting to check is what the most pirated films of the year were. You might think the list is inevitably going to parallel the films with the highest profile or box office — after all, more interest and more word of mouth should theoretically make it more likely that a potential pirate would have a given film in his or her cross-hairs. But that’s not always the case, and this year’s list of most pirated films does contain several surprises…and a whole lot of science fiction.

We’ve got the full list of the top 20 most pirated films below. A huge surprise right out the gate? Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, one of the biggest success stories of the year, is nowhere on the list. So kudos to Marvel for making a blockbuster that even the pirates apparently want to pay for. Here’s the list, with the numbers listing millions of times they were downloaded:

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