Exploring the art of storytelling.
I’d first off like to warn you, that I’m not the biggest fan of “The Fault In Our Stars.” Yes, I read the book, and yes, I saw the movie on opening night. However, it’s only an ok story and doesn’t do much for me. So, I apologize to any die-hard fans who may be offended by any of my comments.
While not the biggest fan of the book, I do think they did a great job on the movie. I love when stories based off books actually use lines from the book in the script. “The Fault In Our Stars” did that a countless number of times, and I greatly appreciated it. It kept the story raw, fresh, and true to the book.
One aspect I actually liked better in the movie than in the book was the character of Augustus. Now, before you die-hard fans attack me, let me explain. In the book, I found Augustus to be too over-confident, making him a bit arrogant. And I just didn’t find his character believable. However, I am more of a visual person, and seeing him in the movie did change my opinions. I found Augustus to be a very charming and funny character. I finally understood Hazel’s attraction to him, wanting an Augustus Waters of my own. In fact, he was my favorite part of the movie until everything fell apart…
On a technical front, I like how the movie portrayed Hazel and Augutus’ texts. We were able to see them as cute dialogue bubbles that appeared on the screen. What I liked about this approach is that we were able to see the characters reactions and facial expressions to the texts as they appeared, adding visual detail to the story.
For a person who’s not overly impressed by the overall story of “The Fault In Our Stars,” I thought that the movie was done really well. The acting was superb. It was sad, but still had it’s funny laugh-out-loud moments. Overall, it receives Kimmy’s seal of approval. Okay? Okay.