The Fault in Our Stars: Movie Review

So this is going to be a quick review of the movie The Fault In Our Stars. To start with, I have read the book this movie is based off of, so I knew what was going to happen in the end. Yet, I still put myself through that torture. The movie was extremely accurate to the book. The author, John Green, even makes a cute and short cameo in the movie. I don’t want to leave any spoilers, though the Internet is riddled with them, but the movie was both wonderful and heartbreaking.

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I saw on a nerdfighter page that some people would stop the movie after Augustus reads the note from Hazel on his bedside table in Amsterdam. That you could stop the story and just go on to believe they lived happily ever after and nothing bad ever happens. I wish I could do that, but I know that’s not how the story ends. The struggle and heartbreak is so realistic, admirable, and moving. I loved this movie, and would highly suggest watching it if you’re in the mood for a sad but truthful movie. However, I warn you all that you will probably spend the rest of the day contemplating the inevitability of oblivion (like I am right now). Not exactly the most uplifting thing, but sometimes we just need a dose of hard reality.

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Divergent: Book-to-Movie Review

I FINALLY had the chance to see the Divergent movie. I really wanted to see it in theatres, but schedules didn’t work out so I had to wait for it to come out on DVD. Since I’ve read the first two books of the series, I thought I’d give my opinions on the movie and how it compares to the book.

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As a stand-alone movie, Divergent was pretty good. They had some good casting and the movie had a nice pacing. Someone who hasn’t read the book can easily enjoy the movie and not feel too out of the loop. However, I was a little annoyed that there were large chunks of information that were left out in the movie. There were also some key scenes that I felt should have been in the movie, but were left out. The changes made to the story don’t drastically change the plot, but I felt that people who haven’t read the books will miss out on some important details for the characters.

All-in-all the Divergent movie was pretty good. I probably would have loved it more if I hadn’t read the books, but it didn’t deviate enough from the book to make me hate it. I’m not sure how the second movie will turn out, but I’m willing to give it a watch when they do make it.

Maze Runner: Book-to-Movie Review

Hello once again everyone! Sorry for the lack of activity the past week or so. Everything has become a scramble with finals almost here and other things coming up. Don’t worry, all will be revealed soon! Anyhow, I had a chance to see the Maze Runner movie earlier this month and thought I would give my review on it since I’ve read the book. Please remember everyone is entitled to their own opinion, this just happens to be mine. And don’t worry there won’t be any spoilers.

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To start, the general storyline of the book was kept through the movie. There weren’t any earth-shattering deviations from the book, but there were some large changes. Though I was a bit surprised with some of the changes they made, I always have to remind myself that the movie is an adaption of the book, not the book in its entirety. Though I thought some of their interpretations of things in the maze were a bit different than what I had in my mind, all-in-all they did a good job and had a great cast.

Overall, I was pretty pleased with this movie. Though it did make some changes in the story, it wasn’t enough to greatly upset myself, as someone who had already read the book. I think it would also be a great movie for someone who hasn’t read the books, since they go quite in-depth into character background. I don’t feel that someone who hasn’t read the book would lose out on the details while watching the movie.