Hey guys! In case you were wondering, yes, I am still alive! I am so sorry for the small blogging hiatus - I've been so busy with tests, assignments, school and dance and have had zero free time these past 2 weeks. I've got some great things coming soon, so stay tuned.
Anyways, last night the most EXCITING thing happened! I attended an advanced screening of The Fault in Our Stars, based on my favourite novel by John Green! I entered a competition on Kate's blog run by Nuffnang and was so lucky to win a double pass to see the movie. I took my friend Hayley-Rose and we had heaps of fun! It was just the most amazing movie I have ever seen. The filming, acting + actors, soundtrack and just all the little details were so perfect and beautiful and I could watch it 100 times! Today I'm going to be reviewing the movie and talking about my favourite scenes, so THERE IS SPOILERS! Please only keep reading if you've read the book or don't mind spoiling the movie (I suggest you please wait!)
From the second the movie started it was just so perfect and beautiful. Shaileene Woodley and Ansel Elgort portrayed Hazel and Augustus so well. I am also so happy because the movie stuck to the book so much. They did take out 1 or 2 things, but it was mainly small things or parts I didn't really like that much anyways. Patrick and Issac are hilarious, and Augustus is just so sweet and amazing and I LOVE HIM ahhh guys help me this is the best movie I've ever watched!
My favourite scene would have to be when Hazel and Augustus are in Amsterdam having dinner together. The setting is stunning! The waiter is so nice to them, and says they are 'tasting the stars' when they're drinking champagne. This is also when Augustus first told Hazel he loved her, and I think everyone in the cinema melted - it was SO sweet!
My other favourite scene was in the Anne Frank house. There are so many stairs and Hazel almost can't make it to the top level, because she was so breathless, but she eventually made it. In the background the speakers were talking about Anne Frank and I can't remember what they were exactly saying, but it was something along the lines on "cherish the beautiful things you have now" or something, and they had their first kiss! But it was so funny because everyone was clapping for them and Gus was bowing and it was just the nicest scene.
I actually had so much trouble picking out my favourite scenes because I just loved it all! The trophy smashing, An Imperial Affliction, egging Monica's car, the text messages, emails to-and-from Peter Van Houten, the literal heart of Jesus and SO much more. This movie is definitely one of my top 3 favourite movies. It was just AMAZING! I cannot even express how much I loved it - it is a must watch for everyone! I already am planning to go and watch it again, when it properly comes out (June 5th). There was so many funny little lines from Augustus, and the most amazing profound quotes.
I have to admit, I was a bit scared to watch this movie. I knew how sad and depressing it would be, and I didn't know if I'd be able to cope. Even though I cried and it was so sad in some scenes (I don't think there was a dry eye in the room!) it was just done so well. It didn't look fake, overly dramatic or anything - it was perfect. It also had a nice ending with closure for Hazel and her family.
This movie is definitely a must watch! It was the most beautiful, sweet, happy-sad and perfect movie I have ever watched. All the actors seemed like they were made for the roles, especially Shaileene and Ansel. I cannot wait to watch it again! A massive thanks to Nuffnang + Kate for providing the tickets, we had an amazing time! If any of you go to the movies next week to watch it, or have read the book, let me know what you think in the comments! I'd love to know your favourite scenes or what you're looking forward to most. Thank-you so much for reading everyone. Have a lovely day! Okay? Okay.