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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars #TFIOS Movie Review and Trailer

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The fault in our stars is an example of how an ordinary story, if acted out reasonably with good production values and advertisement can make an impact on the general audience. The movie with all its hype was frankly a slight disappointment despite the actors being true to their task and delivering whatever the script demanded of them.
TFIOS is a story of two cancer patients and partial survivors falling in love. It is simply a love story aided by the tragic backdrop of terminal illness. The slapstick and in your face dialog between the protagonists is a highlight of the film and the writer has done a good job in giving some memorable lines to the actors to deliver.
Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort did a reasonable job but they would not have been my first choice for this movie. Shailene lacked the expression required to make an overwhelming impact. She did an average job, but with the story being very linear and plain, her character demanded an imposing actor in order to lift the uneventful plot up. Ansel again did a satisfactory job, but his character demanded a sparkling, exceptionally good looking actor to really sweep the audience off the ground with his charm and sex appeal, only to leave them crying at his unfortunate state. That, unfortunately Ansel seems incapable of. Willlem Defoe has disappointed me once again with his one tone rhetoric acting and did not do justice to a well-crafted cameo.
The movie overall banks too much on the tragic state of affairs to sentimentally capture the audience. May low-budget independent movies have also banked on tragedy to drive home the advantage and have failed to do so. The reason TFIOS does not fail miserably is the hype and the budget. All in all it is a slightly overrated but still a worth watching flick. Give it a Go!

Rating: 3.5/5

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