Im typing this with one eye open and the other sleeping. Yeah, of course Im exaggerating. The point is, Im beat. But as a dedicated blogger I knew I had to publish a post for my readers (Naks. Parang totoo ne? Haha.)
I recently posted about the top ten quotes that stood out to me after reading John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. Today I finally had the chance to hear them spoken. Here is my un-expert review of the movie adaptation of one of my favorite books.
I heard that some of the people who watched it cried. I didn’t. Sure the story was quite tragic, but instead of being saddened by it, I was inspired. It’s not how long you live, its how you spend the time that you have.
The actors were superb. Shailene Woodley was amazing and beautiful even with tubes plugged to her nose. She now joins Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Watson on the list of my Hollywood crushes. The guy Ansel Elgort was also good. They both did a great job in breathing life to Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters. I can understand why people who watched the movie cried, they were that good.
Having read the book, I was curious on how they would translate that into the big screen. In my opinion, they were able to stay true to the book and if there were differences they were just minimal. Several times I found myself quoting the lines before the actors said it, it was that accurate.
In no particular order, the scenes that stood out to me includes; the scene where Hazel and Gus were discussing An Imperial Affiliction while Issac was smashing trophies in the background it was funny and akward at the same time, then there’s this scene in Amsterdam, Hazel and Gus were riding a boat and there were swans on the water, I wish we had swans instead of garabge floating on our rivers, next was the scene where Issac and Hazel were giving their eulogies for Gus’ pre-funeral, this scene I found very honest and touching the friendship and the love that they for each other was so real you can almost touch it, lastly was the hilarious scene where Gus, and Hazel bought eggs and guided Issac into throwing eggs at his ex-girlfriend’s car, spell payback.
To view it negatively, the film is about cancer. But to me its not just that. Its about love between family, friends, and your special someone. Its about how love can make us strong enough to withstand pain. Its about appreciating what we have, when we have it. Others might not like the way it ended, Gus dying of cancer and leaving Hazel behind. Im cool with that. For me its the story, not the ending.
So there you have it, my first un-expert movie review. If you have suggestions please share, if you have violent reactions, keep them to yourself. Haha. Goodnight guys!