Funny or Die’s ‘Divergent’ parody stars Chloë Grace Moretz

Plus the obligatory Michelle Obama cameo.

 

Allen Weiner

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Published Sep 3, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 4:01 pm CDT

To paraphrase typical film trailer speak, “In a world where comedy is the message, no topic is safe or sacred.”

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Or so believes Funny or Die. In its latest movie promo spoof, Snackpocalypse, one of filmdom’s new young stars, Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass) takes on sci-fi thriller Divergent using a school’s battle between junk food snacks and healthy goodies as the plot tension. Moretz is the reluctant heroine who attempts to save her classmates from a slovenly, lethargic future by taking on the healthy food snack machine with a crossbow to unleash its nurturing goodness.

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It’s not one of Funny or Die’s more classic skits, as it drags on a bit, and unless you are familiar with the nuances of the Divergent plot, Snackpocalypse comes off as an off-base lampoon of either The Walking Dead or The Hunger Games. Come to think of it, perhaps The Hungry Games would have been a better (or at least punnier) title for this video.

First Lady Michelle Obama has a predictable cameo at the end of the clip. Seems like the First Lady’s one-woman-campaign to inspire healthy eating is a bit tired five and a half years into her husband’s term.

Screengrab via Funny or Die

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*First Published: Sep 3, 2014, 5:32 pm CDT