Film Review: The Fault In Our Stars


Earlier this evening, I watched The Fault In Our Stars after having read the book so now I just wanted to share what I thought about it!
First of all, I think overall, it was generally true to the book. I liked it a lot more than I thought I would, I was worried that style in which the book was written, wouldn't translate onto screen, but I think they did a really good job with it. Obviously, I prefer the book to the film, but it was interesting to see which characters were as I'd imagined them to be and which characters looked different to the way did in my head! My favourite book to film character interpretation was Patrick, the counsellor. He didn't really feel like a particularly important character in the book but he was so funny in the film, I really wish I'd seen more of him! Also, Peter Van Houten, the author of An Imperial Affliction, he looked completely different to how I pictured him. I think it's really weird how because in the book, I imagined the characters in a certain way, and by the end of the book I feel like I know the characters, so to see them on screen, it was almost like I didn't recognise them, as if I'd seen them before! It's weird! Obviously, this film has been out for a while now, and when I first saw the film poster, I saw the actress who plays Hazel, so when I was reading the book, although I wasn't necessarily thinking about the actress, but that image must of been in my head subconsciously, because when I first saw Hazel in the film, she seemed just how John Green described her. The book was written in first person, from the perspective of Hazel, and so in the film, they use it as narration. Which, I thought was a bit of a cop out because I would of loved to see more of a visual representation of how she felt instead of just a literal translation, it just kind felt like they just copy and pasted it. Also, I think they really emphasised the drama and emotion and cutesyness, a lot more than in the book but I think that's just because reading a book is a different experience to watching a film, the book is a lot more personal and so a film needs to have something to make the audience connect with it. I did really like how the way they displayed the text messages and the emails on screen, the graphics were really cool. I also really loved the cinematography, it was shot really nicely, it had it's own unique feel for the film, it was really nice. I thought and the soundtrack went really well with it too.  Overall though, I thought it was really good film and I did enjoy it on the whole, a lot more than expected to!

And that is how I felt about The Fault In Our Stars! Let me know if you've seen it, and what you thought about it!

Paper Towns is the next book by John Green being adapted into a film, it comes out in June so I'm looking forward to that!

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Thanks for reading! 
♡ Katya