UK Twilight Reviews The Fault In Our Stars
Thanks to 20th Century Fox Elaine and I (Samward) both had the amazing opportunity to go and see The Fault in Our Stars last month at the media press release with the chance to review the movie for you guys. With the release across the UK only two days away what better time to tell you guys what we thought.
The popularity of John Green’s novel about cancer patient Hazel Grace Lancaster and her relationship with Augustus Waters would be enough to make movie going fans apprehensive of how well the story has been adapted for the screen. Well fear not because this movie retains all the intelligence, humour and angst of the books. In fact, I’d go as far as to say I liked the movie a little more than the book and this is in no small part due to the actors cast in the lead roles. Shailene Woodley’s Hazel is likeable from the off. You believe she’s the witty & intelligent teen living with an incurable disease. She’s someone you’d like to know. Ansel Elgort as Augustus Waters has you wishing he was your boyfriend and that more 18 year olds had the courage to say it like it is.
The remaining cast portray their characters admirably but the stand out performance comes from Nat Wolff as Gus’s friend Isaac. His comic timing whilst still gaining sympathy for his plight is spot on.
Overall, this is one of the best book to screen adaptations I’ve ever seen. It made me laugh, cry and every other emotion in between. It’s definitely a 5 out of 5 but be warned, take tissues!! – Elaine Turner
If you don’t know the story of The Fault in Our Stars it was written by author John Green about Hazel Grace Lancaster who has been diagnosed with Stage 4 thyroid cancer with metastasis forming in her lungs. Her constant companions are her oxygen tank and nasal cannula. After her mother and one of her doctors decide she is suffering from depression her mother insists she attends a cancer support group. Here Hazel Grace meets Augustus Waters and Isaac who quickly become a big part of her life.
From the beginning of the movie it had me drawn in, I’d seen the trailers previously and also read the book and they all pulled on my heart strings. The movie started with what looked to be the main trailer we had seen previously, it was similar to a flash back of Hazel Grace’s story before the movie truly began. From the get go the movie managed the use of music to set the story with a brilliant sound track filled with outstanding artists.
The cast choices were perfect and each actor brought their character to life to help emerge you in the story. Even though I loved all the cast my favourite choices were definitely Shailene Woodley as Hazel Grace, Ansel Elgort as Augustus and Nat Wolff as Isaac.
In all honesty The Fault in Our Stars has got to be one of the best book to screen adaptations I’ve seen for some time. I enjoyed the movie from the beginning to the end and believe it was a true representation of an excellent story by the author John Green. And if you hadn’t already realised tissues are a must! – Sam Moden