After covering The Fault in Our Stars novel by John Green in a previous episode, the hosts return to talk about the new film adaptation of this teenage life story. They agree that the film was extremely accurate, but still missed a few of their favorite moments and worry that some themes were lost.
What did you think? Let us know in the comments!
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Opening music: Bomfalleralla by Afasi & Filthy
Closing music: Simple As This by Jake Bugg
-Premiers June 17
-Based on the book series by Tess Garritsen
-June 20 (US and UK)
-Based on the musical of the same name
-June 20 (US), Sep 19 (UK)
-Sequel to 2012 film
-Based on the book by Steve Harvey
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
-Written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H Weber
-Directed by Josh Boone
-Starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Willem Dafoe, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern and Sam Tremmell
-Based on the novel by John Green, covered on episode #85
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I agree with a lot of the main points discussed. I think where the movie really kind of fell short is that they spent so much time on the love story aspect, that they disregarded the great sort of humanity and story of what it’s like to have cancer or be effected by someone who has cancer, that the end result seemed a little cut off at the knees. It seemed kind of a disservice to turn Gus into a Manic Pixie Dream Boy, instead of really focusing on his part of the story. As a result you had a character that was not as dynamic as the one in the book. As horrible as it was to read, you kind of needed that sort of look at his decline and the move from “Agustus Waters – Teen Basketball Star” to “Agustus Waters – Hot Enigma” to “Gus Waters – actual human being, warts and all, that Hazel is in love with, who is about to die”, which is kind of important.
Also, I agree that Ansel Elgort did a great job with the acting, but you could tell whenever he was coming to a line that was popular with the fandom, because it sounded almost as if he was reading off a bumper sticker or something.
This sounds kind of all negative and Debbie Downer, but I actually liked the movie.