I confess with this post it is strictly going to be about what I loved about The Fault In Our Stars (TFIOS) the film, not the book! (Oh and I have read the book prior, before you all lecture me haha). You’re probably thinking, dur its the same thing? You would be right to some degree but with any book/movie review I like to keep them separate. That’s not saying I won’t make some minor comparisons but in general I won’t go into depth. Perhaps in another later on where I will be doing a John Green Books Compilation post just to keep his masterpieces together rather than a tonne of separate reviews that will flood out my blog. Not that I wouldn’t want to spread the great John Green everywhere on this blog, I just want to appreciate that not everyone will want to read review after review every time I post on here so I’m trying to shake things up a little bit! Now enough of all the rambling, lets “talk-about” TFIOS the film…
To put simply, I cannot fault this film at all…That’s pretty much it, the end. Only kidding, although I can’t fault this film only that it had me embarrassingly crying into my hand pretty much from when Augustus and Hazel decide that “okay” is there “always”.
The cast were simply superb, I’m sure with many of the fans I was worried that the two main leads of Augustus and Hazel weren’t going to be how I imagined them to be when I read the book. Annoyingly I am one of those people that compare the film to the book, but without a doubt Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort were simply perfect. I was dreading if Augustus wouldn’t be how I perceived him but as soon as Gus bumped into Hazel and Ansel had that edible smile on his face I was in love- dramatic I know! But you really cannot help it! I was smiling so much over Gus my cheeks were aching, Ansel is the perfect Gus and overwhelmingly he has made my expectation of men go to an all time high- IF ONLY FICTIONAL CHARACTERS EXISTED AHHHH!
Cutting this short, as I don’t want to spoil anything for those who are going to see the film and don’t know the plot I won’t go into detail. I just wanted to say that I am thrilled that I went to an early viewing of the film to when it comes out next week here in the UK.
It made me fall in love with the story all over again, its funny, heartwarming and incredibly emotional. It is about the seriousness of living with cancer, but it brought out positive vibes to an extent that it made it enjoyable and not so depressing as some may perceive it to be hearing about it in the media. This story by John Green has a massive place in my heart and I am thankful to the directors, producers etc who made the film because they gave the book justice so all my congratulations to them for doing such a grand job of it.
To all of you waiting to see it, when you do enjoy! And if you haven’t read the book, I strongly suggest you do because John is an enchanting writer!
I’ll be sure to pre-order the DVD so I can watch it over and over again, like I’ve read the book countless times since its release in 2012.
As always, thank you for reading.