Friday, February 5, 2016

Movie Review: Paper Towns

Paper Towns

(Contains Spoilers)


Film Corporation: 20th Century Fox
Released to Theatre: July 24th, 2015
Audience Rating: 6.6
Length of Time: 109 minutes
Director: Jake Schreier


Title: Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Publisher: Speak
Release Date: September 22nd, 2009
Format: Paperback, 305 pages

Movie Review:

   All the strings inside him broke.
   After reading The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and seeing how perfect they made the adaption I was excited to hear the news of a Paper Towns adaption. Unfortunately that was before I had read the book, after reading it all I could hope for the adaption was for it to be better than the book.
   To me the movie was the same level of dull as the book was, it was plain and boring. There was nothing special to the plot, or storyline. I found John Green's characters in Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska to be too alike that when reading Paper Towns I just kept getting flashbacks from reading Looking for Alaska
   Although they film makers did a great job recreating the settings and story, the film just wasn't for me. The only things that I enjoyed from the film was the secret cameo of Ansel Elgort, and when drunk Ben started singing the Pokemon theme song and everyone joined along.
   I stopped caring for John Green and his books and films a few books ago, I think Paper Towns confirmed for me that they just aren't for me.

Overall Rating:

Favourite Scene:

   My favourite scene would 100% have to be when they make their gas station pitstop, and Ansel Elgort was behind the desk. Before we started watching the movie my friend and I were laughing about how Nat Wolf was in The Fault in Our Stars as well, so when Ansel popped up we screamed with laughter. It was one of those, you had to have been there moments I guess.

Favourite Quotes:

  "You have to get lost before you find yourself."

Recommend to People Who Enjoy:

High School, Teenagers, Adventure, Travels, Nat Wolf, Ansel Elgort, Contemporary 

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