Saturday, 28 June 2014

The Fault In Our Stars

Good Evening!

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I was going to make this my Monday blog but i couldn't wait that long to share my thoughts with you all on the much hyped about novel and motion picture film 'The Fault in Our Stars'.

I am a major book worm, i love reading which slightly put me off reading The Fault in Our Stars. I suppose one of the reasons for this was because it was so hyped about and i thought my expectations were already so high that i wouldn't want it to fall beneath them. Another reason is that My Sisters Keeper is one of my all time favourite books (the stories aren't really that similar but they have the same basis). The film doesn't even touch on how amazing the book it, also the endings are completely different! But i caved and read the book. Disappointingly i wasn't ready to rave about this book once i had read it. Don't get me wrong, it was a good book and i enjoyed reading it but it did no where near live up the expectations that everyone is raving about. Which left me disappointed.

Then the film was released. I wasn't going to go and see it, because in my personal opinion the film can never beat the book. But my friend asked if i wanted to go and see it with her today so i agreed and off we went! I am going to be honest here and say that i have honestly never been to watch a film where the whole cinema is completely silent, you could of literally heard a pin drop. Which surprised me even more because when we first walked in, it was so loud from all the teenagers talking and giggling away to their friends. 

I had never heard of the main actors before, but i felt myself really connected with Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort) and i thought there acting was incredible and so real. The whole basis around The Fault in Our Stars is very sensitive subject, sad and thought provoking but the film gives it a whole new meaning, it brings light hearted comedy from the main characters. My eyes were literally glued to the screen at all times, that's unless i was trying to blink away the tears from my eyes!

 (I can't seem to stop myself from having a cheeky ice blast during a cinema trip! But all this only cost me £4.50, so i thought that was a right bargain!)

I won't go into it too much as i would't want to spoil it for anyone who has not seen the film or the book. But i would definitely go back and watch the film again - i will be definitely be bringing the tissues with me next time though!

If you have read the book, like me, and didn't think it matched up to the hype, please don't rule out the movie completely. As it might change you're mind.

"If you want the rainbow, you have to deal with the rain"

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