Hey guys! Today, the review of the Fault in our Stars is rather short, but it’s all I honestly have to say about it. I think it was a good movie, I don’t have much to say about it though.
I think the book was better than the movie. I find that the book worked more on the actual experience they went through, both together and not together. I think the movie was much more a teen romance movie than the drama-romance it was. I feel like the book was much more realistic. But, since this is a movie review and not a book review, I will try my hardest not to give a lot of the book away and not just jump into a review of it.
My biggest thing, in the entire movie, is the fact that they did not look like they were actually sick. They looked like healthy teenagers with baggy jeans. I understand that there’s not a lot you can do about how the actors actually look. This wasn’t the highest budget film, so they obviously couldn’t use CGI, especially not throughout the entire movie. I just think that maybe they could have at least tried something with Augustus near the end of the film. They missed out on a lot of important parts in the book, too.
Something big they missed was the funeral with Hazel and Augustus. I think they could have just used some special camerawork and not shown Augustus in the casket, but instead shown Hazel. It was a heartbreaking moment, Hazel leaving her oxygen tank with her parents and then proceeding to cry over Augustus and put the cigarette case in with him. While sounding odd so condensed, I feel like that was an important and emotional part that should have gone in the movie, including some more parts with Augustus dying.
I think the meaning of the movie is sweet. I enjoy the sudden ending. It lets us all think different endings for Hazel’s story. Some of us think she might have died there, on the grass, some of us think she lived on for however long, and some of us think nothing. Some of us leave the story there.
I’m mostly just proud of John Green, the author of the book and writer of the movie. This book is one of his most popular books, and was the first to become a movie. I feel glad for him and proud of him for being able to do something all writers want to do. I hope that Paper Towns, another one of his novels that was just announced to become a movie, comes out great. I can only hope they cast like they did in the Fault in our Stars.
Next week, I’ll be going back to Marvel movies and reviewing Captain America! Have a Marvelous weekend!