Sunday, June 08, 2014

Review: The Fault in Our Stars Movie

Hey nerdfighter,
If you're reading this, you may have already seen the movie, but you also may have not.  Probably the latter because who looks at reviews after they have already decided to watch it?

Anyway, the movie was great. But, I am a big fan of the book. Josh Boone made sure that it was close to the book's plot.  Of course, some things had to be cut out for the sake of time, but nothing critical was missing. 

Favorite things about the movie: relationship between Hazel and her parents, the scenery in Amsterdam, ANSEL (I was smiling the whole time he and Shai were falling in love.)

Least favorite things about the movie: Isaac's lack of screen time; that the scene from the trailer where Isaac says,"Gus talks about you a lot, you know," and Hazel replies,"We're just friends," isn't in the movie; and that the part where Hazel and Gus make an ad for her swing set isn't in it either.

Even if you haven't read the book, this is a great romance.  It will alter your perceptions, and be prepared to be sad.  Overall, the movie is getting awesome reviews.  As of this moment, 82% of critics like it on Rotten Tomatoes.  If you don't want to see it in theaters because you will be surrounded by crying, young girls, I suggest seeing it in a couple of weeks just before it leaves theaters or rent it on DVD.  However, you don't want to miss this one.  The Fault in Our Stars is the best YA book to film adaptation I've seen.

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