the fault in our stars by john green is a book that came out in 2012 and i fell in love with it and the characters and the story and just it’s one of my favourite books. i was lucky enough to meet John Green in 2013. and now 2014 is when the movie is out. so…
i was scared to watch it. terrified in fact. will they do the book justice?
first here are some trailers
oh so i FIRST watched in on Wednesday the 11th June at a preview screening thanks to Spinebreakers!!! =D
check out my review for them!
then i watched it again on Friday 20th June with my friends. and yes i cried again…
so the Okay? Not Okay tissues were given to us for the preview screening. that hardback signed copy of tfios when it came out and my cinema ticket for today. the shirt is the tfios tour shirt when John and Hank Green came to the UK in 2013.
Firstly, hazel is just one of those characters who is likeable. like she isn’t so annoying you want to knock some sense into her you just wanna give her a hug and hold her hand and watch American’s Next Top Model with her.
Shailene Woodley is a brilliant Hazel Grace Lancaster
Augustus Waters is a pretentious douchebag nerd but you gotta love him. it’s a metaphor. oblivion. leaving a mark. yes we know…but if you read the book you will understand everything about his character and why he is the way he is.
Ansel Elgort was a brilliant Augustus Waters. so cute and charming and charismatic and just *swoon*
Isaac is a brilliant character but i felt he didn’t get enough screen time. Natt Wolf was brilliant as Isaac especially the egg scene.
Hazel’s parents are wonderful and i the movie they are just really nice and i felt so bad for them.
they kept most of the quotes which was good.
my fave scene in the movie was the Anne Frank House scene because it was the whole narration of quoting Anne Frank’s diary and then hazel walking up the stairs and they said my fave Anne Frank quote which is:
‘think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.’
however they did not say my fave tfios quote which is at the end. 😐
i loved the moments between Hazel and Gus when they’re falling in love.
“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”
the song Tee Shirt by Birdy captures it perfectly.
also the hopeless romantic in me couldn’t stop smiling except i was also crying coz i just get emotional coz Augustus Waters
the Amsterdam scenes were good. meeting Peter van Houten was just so brilliant and just everything, the dinner, them walking etc it was so cute until of course…
also John Green’s cameo was cut out. =(
and the game scene with hazel and isaac when he says ‘hump the moist cave wall’ was also cut out.
all in all the movie is actually pretty perfect and just so good and i cried so much BUT the ending ruined it for me. like the last word did not have to be changed it was fine. it made it too cliche in the movie. and they didn’t include the most iconic quote, possible most overused quote in the book but still my favourite one. oh and they didn’t even include the title as in the Julias Ceasar quote (“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.”)
anyways just some amazing songs from the soundtrack
yeah buzzfeed made a list on why you shouldn’t see the movie. i totally agree. i also got my mum to read it and she defo wants to see the movie.
here are some quotes that feature in the film:
“I’m on a roller coaster that only goes up my friend.”
“Oh, I wouldn’t mind, Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.”
“You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.”
“Sometimes people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them.”
“The marks humans leave are too often scars.”
“The world is not a wish-granting factory.”
“That’s the thing about pain, it demands to be felt”
“Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.”
“You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.”
EVERYTHING HURTS. ESPECIALLY MY HEART. WHY JOHN GREEN WHY. GO READ THE BOOK IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY!!!
thank you for writing such a beautiful book and thank you Josh Boone for directing such a beautiful film.
p.s my fave quote which they did not include is: “My thoughts are stars i cannot fathom into constellations.”