Saturday, July 12, 2014

Movie Review: The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars

Contains Spoilers


Film Corporation: 20th Century Fox
Released to Theatres: June 6th, 2014 
Audience Rating: PG13
Length of Time: 126 minutes
Director: Josh Boone

Title: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Publisher: Dutton Books
Release Date: January 10th, 2012
Format: Hardcover, 318 pages

Movie Review:

Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.
   After waiting a whole month after the release, I was able to see The Fault in Our Stars. No matter what was left out the adaption was a wonderful experience. The Shailene Woodly and Ansel Elgort were perfect Hazel and Augustus's. They portrayed the characters faultlessly, even Ansel's limping was flawless. I only had one problem with these actors, they both played a major part in the Divergent movie. The fact that they were in the movie wasn't the problem, it was the fact that they played siblings. So at the odd moments I would picture them as siblings once again and flinch. 
   Adaption wise the creators did a fair job with sicking to the main plot of the book. I noticed though where the book was very witty the movie was not, or well not with the John Green humour from the book. The movie focused more on the romance, doing this they left out somewhat big things like the Isaac scenes or the humour and reason behind the swing set. (Lonely, Vaguely Pedophilic Swing Set Seeks the Butts of Children.) I was rather disappointed that they focused it on the romance, Augustus's and Hazel's romance was not what The Fault in Our Stars was written for. There was so much for, I'd like to think that John Green had written to show that your life is what you can make it to be, you can let yourself waste away or you can live it. 
    I laughed and I cried, and I appreciated the movie as much as I did the novel. The The Fault in Our Stars movie adaption was an delightful adaption to watch and I would definitely see it again. So if you were wondering if seeing it on screen is worth it, take my word for it and see it. You won't regret it.

Overall Rating:

Favourite Scene:

My favourite scene was when the camera started to move from Augustus's and Hazel's legs to their heads as they were in Augustus's bed in Amsterdam. My favourite part was seeing Hazel's legs wrapped around Augustus's one. There was just so much love and trust in the scene that one could not adore it.

Favourite Quote:

  " I am quite unextraordinary." ~ Hazel

Recommend to People Who Enjoy:

Drama, Young Love, Cancer Stories, Romance


  1. Its such a simple book and yet so gripping. This book brilliantly captures the truthfulness of suffering and yet manages to constantly make you laugh and smile. Ofcourse at some points you would also want to hate the universe for the games its playing.

    Couple of my favourite quotes (Mind you there are sooo many)

    Hazel's father says

    ???Sometimes it seems the universe wants to be noticed.??????That???s what I believe. I believe the universe wants to be noticed. I think the universe is improbably biased toward consciousness, that it rewards intelligence in part because the universe enjoys its elegance being observed. And who am I, living in the middle of history, to tell the universe that it???or my observation of it???is temporary????

    Later Hazel says

    I thought of my dad telling me that the universe wants to be noticed. But what we want is to be noticed by the universe, to have the universe give a shit what happens to us???not the collective idea of sentient life but each of us, as individuals.


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