Paper Towns Movie Review

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I was fortunate to see this movie at an advanced screening on the 1st of August, twenty days before the UK release date and a day after the US release. Me and my cousin went to a cinema in Belfast and couldn’t cope with the excitement as not only did we get to see the movie, there was also a question and answer viewing beforehand with John Green and a few special guests about the filming and making of the movie.

Before seeing the movie I had read the book and loved it, as with nearly every John Green book. The characters had captured my attention and my heart not to mention the unique plot and adventurous personalities. It was a real pleasure to see it unfold on the screen because as I was reading it all I could think about was how great it would be as a movie.

I thought the places chosen for the movie were perfect, the houses, the abandoned shop, the road trip, everything was what I had imagined and those small details really made me disappear into the movie. I didn’t even notice the time pass because I was so engrossed in every second of the plot…apart from the occasional glance at my popcorn or sweets which are a necessity for any movie.

As for the characters, I was super excited when I heard a few months back that Cara Delevingne had been cast as Margo Roth Spiegelman because she seems like such a fun, individual and confident person that I thought she would be perfect to portray Margo. Not only was I happy about this but finding out that Nat Wolff was cast to play Quentin was icing on the cake because he had stolen my heart as Isaac in The Fault in Our Stars.

All the characters were portrayed perfectly and I can’t stress how well fitted I think they were, even Radar and Ben. I found these two particularly hilarious, the friendship between Quentin, Radar and Ben is just honest as not only are they all different in personalities they make the best combination of friends.

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Overall this movie was just great, like many book to movie adaptations some details were changed but there were no major changes or anything pain or anger inducing so that’s always a good thing. I thought it was great and I probably would go and see it again, for those of you that haven’t seen it yet, it is definitely worth checking it out. If you haven’t read the book yet, I would recommend picking it up first because the reading experience will always outweigh the movie experience but then again that’s my opinion.  If you want to check out my review of Papers Towns uploaded last year, click here. I can’t wait to hear or read what other think, I just hope they enjoy it as much as I did.

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