So yesterday I went on a half day shopping trip with my best friend and one of the things we did to top of the day was to watch the TFIOS movie which came out last Thursday. This review may contain spoilers so if you have not watched the movie or read the book yet, do not read the review.
This isn’t so much a review as a massive discussion about how AWESOME this movie was! So you started off with a brief about 5 minute overview of Hazel’s life without certain details. All the details come into play later on in the movie however. As a lot of you who have read the book will know, there is a lot of texting that goes on between Hazel and Augustus. In the film, the texts were shown in little speech bubbles in the spare space. I found this amazingly clever as it added a personal touch to the film. As in all book based films, some of the parts were missed out. This was barely noticeable unless you had read the book numerous amounts of times and knew it almost by heart. However there was one particular scene that was missed out which contained a quote. This quote was My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations, yet even with this scene skipped, it didn’t make too much of a difference. The gas station scene was so touching and as soon as it started I knew exactly where we were in the story. Well done to Ansel for perfectly performing this scene. From this point onward for the rest of the film, I could hear the whole cinema sobbing. To counter that point, from the beginning the whole audience was laughing at the funny bits and crying at the sad bits. A final note just to say thank you to the staff at the cinema for handing out tissues at the end of the film. #TFIOS
A great film for a great book. Well done John Green!
DFTBA and thanks for reading!