We have all seen the reviews, and we all know the story. No matter what I say there will be people agree with me and people who will drag me over hot coals. So, instead of reviewing the movie – I am going to review the audience. By that I mean the majority audience that this movie is aimed at specifically.
Looking back as soon as we high-tailed it out of the theatre, my guy friend, Luke and I compared that room to being the literal version of Tumblr. One of the things we overhead while going out was, ‘Oh my god girls, how are the feels?’ – Oh kill me now…
The two movie trailers that were on before the movie, where both young adult adaptations of books. The first one, If I Stay, got all the teenage girls, gigling exicted and started talking like, ‘I’VE READ THAT BOOK’, the second one I knew was Girl Gone, and although I have no desire to read it. Generally because I am on a perminate break with YA fiction – Luke and I just looked at each other and rolled our eyes.
I will admit that I did cry in the movie, but not where you’d expect. I cried when the author of the book that Hazel and Gus reads tells them that they are wasting taxpayers money, that is what tipped me over the edge.
Because we all know how it ends, it got to a certian point in the movie when Luke and I were mentally yelling, ‘Just die already.’ I know this sounds harsh, but I did feel for the characters, but because I know what it is like to push yourself beyond your capabilities, fight your limitations, revuse to be defined by labels.
Overall though I am glad I saw the movie, 4/5 stars.