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!
To cut this review short…I can’t fault this film at all. I will confess it did make me cry as much as the book did, even just from when Augustus and Hazel decide that “okay” is their “always.”
Recently I’ve been steering away from talking about books, and throwing recommendations and reviews at you by sharing different aspects of my life; what I’ve been up to and what’s important to me. So today I’m sharing another aspect, where I enjoy attending concerts.
On Saturday (24/05/14), I traveled up to London with my friend Jodie to see one of my favourite bands, Arctic Monkeys. As well as the main act they were accompanied by support bands; Tame Impala, Miles Kane and Royal Blood.
It was a great event, and I had previously seen Arctic Monkeys back on their 2011 tour with their album ‘Suck it and See’ and I knew that this was a band I wanted to carry on seeing live. The atmosphere was incredible, and it was my first open air event.
Recently I’ve been thinking about what really matters in life, I think every one of us gets caught up in silly things that don’t necessarily matter as much as what other things do in our lives.
My Grandad means the world to me, and this picture is by far my favourite of us.
I admire and love my Grandad so much that I don’t think I’ll ever be able to convey just how much he means. Other than my Dad he is the greatest man I’ve ever known. I may not know everything about my Grandad and his life but the small things I do know are that he was in the RAF (Royal Air Force) and after several years of service he worked for a company called Amphenol who make cables for various appliances- not incredibly exciting but still a valid job and something he enjoyed. I mean it once took him on a trip to China, so it can’t all be bad can it. He later retired at the age of 65, and now he’s driving my Gran mad.
Another movie review? Crazy!
Before I go into the review itself, I just want to comment on the exquisite music. It really did get you in the gladiator mood. I’ve never really felt quite so involved with a film. It just brought quite the atmosphere in the cinema.
Anyhow, set in 79 AD this heart thumping story of Milo a slave turned invincible gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, a daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo fights his way out of the arena in order to save himself and Cassia as the once beautiful Pompeii crushes around him…