Well if you have not heard of the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before adaptation done by Netflix then you must live under a rock. Twitter had been in a frenzy ever since the August 17th drop of the movie. I had listened to the audiobook in anticipation for the movie release and I finished in within a day. I feel in love with the sister relationship, cute innocence of Lara Jean, the sassiness of Kitty and the cute relationship/not really a relationship moments. I have to say I join in with the twitter frenzy and have already watched the movie multiple times.
I think the casting was done perfectly, Lana & Noah were absolutely amazing as Lara Jean & Peter. This movie is the much needed teen rom com that everyone has been craving. It was more than just the romance and focused on all those things the book makes important as well. There were some things missing from the book that were some of my favorite parts, but I understand its hard to fit everything from a book into a movie time frame.
Overall I thought the adaptation was so well done and I do believe we will get the next book, P.S I Still Love You. I mean how could they not with all the love it is getting on the internet. Even the cast is in full support all over social media! I highly recommend this movie even if you didn’t read the book and have no plans of it. It is cute, funny and will make your heart so happy!
I watched this movie a few months ago and thought it was about time to share my thoughts on it. Let me just say they definitely did one thing right with this movie, it is as strange as the book was.
The thing that I found I liked most about the movie is that it was less confusing at times and helped me to connect somethings I was lost on in the book. On top of being a jumbled mess and losing something being transferred from pages to screen, I also felt that the movie was missing part of the back story on Lee. It played out more like a strange comedy than a creepy horror story.
The movie dragged on a little too long for me and although some people seemed to think Radcliffe did a great job, I did not think he was right for the role. That might be in part as I can only see him as Harry Potter and that is limiting and unfair, but I just do not think this was the right role or film for him. There were also moments during the film that I felt slightly uncomfortable, which is saying a lot for me because it does not happen to easily.
Overall my thoughts on this movie was that it just was not a movie I would ever watch again. It was strange and scattered and did not get that point across that the book led to in my opinion. I watched this with a friend who has never read the book and she was so confused about what we just saw.
I would love to hear what you thought of the book or movie!
Horns Book Review
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn was one of my favorite books I read in 2014. I was shocked by the dark vibe and shocking twists that came from the complex, manipulative and slightly psychotic characters. I had heard such amazing things about this movie from friends, but of course they were all people that had not read the book.
I will state first that I really enjoyed the movie and thought it was very true to the book (might have been since Flynn herself worked on the screenplay). Although I enjoyed what they did with the movie and the aspects they incorporated from the book, I still love the book so much more. While watching the movie I was not shocked and surprised by the twists because I had already read the book so I feel like I missed some of that enjoyment. There were also parts that I felt like where missing from the movie. At the end of the movie I didn’t quite get the same feeling and felt like it didn’t convey to the full extent what Flynn did at the end of the book about the future of Nick and Amy. I also did not think that Ben Affleck was the right person for the role of Nick, but that might just be me.
Even though I highly recommend reading this book first because even though the movie was slightly ruined for me by having read the book it would have make the book hard to read if I already knew what happened it the movie. The movie was well written and filmed. I was happy to see what they did and absolutely loved Amy’s character. Rosamund Pike was fantastic. The feel of the movie is also well done and mimics the feels from the book extremely well. It is definitely dark and twisted and is worth the watch in my opinion!
Gone Girl Book Review
So I actually didn’t think I would ever watch this movie. I was not the hugest fan of the book and I do not think that it was a unique enough story that being a movie it wouldn’t stand out or be much different than other movies out there about cancer. TFIOS was truthful, raw and layered with humor.
I will admit that I enjoyed the movie. I found that I liked it more than the book. There were still some issues that I had with the book that carried over to the movie. And of course I teared up, I feel like it is hard not to with a movie that covers such hard life things as loss and cancer. I felt that the movie stayed very true to the book which is always a big concern when watching a book adaptation. I did feel like some of the dialogue was just weird and awkward and the actors looked awkward during it.
Overall I think it was the actors that brought the book to life and gave me something I felt the book was lacking. I am not a huge fan of Shailene and think she did an okay job, but I thought Ansel was perfect!
I would love to hear what you thought of the book or movie!
The Fault in our Stars Book Review
DYLAN O’BRIEN! I am obsessed with him and the fact that he is in this movie was a driving force for me to go see it in theaters! I was not a huge fan of the book, the concept was really interesting and the story reminded me of Lord of the Flies by William Golding, which I loved. I did have some problems and annoyances with the book and was hoping that it would transfer over to film better. It was just one of those stories that has some great components that if well done could be awesome as a book adaptation. I feel like it is hard to talk about my feelings towards the movie because I am clouded by Dylan and think everything he appears in is fantastic because he is just amazing! I will try to break it down and get my thoughts into coherent words.
So my thoughts on the movie…. Overall I thought it was a solid book to movie adaptation (but not as good as Harry Potter or Hunger Games) It was amazing to see the maze and the glade. It was not how I imagined it while I was reading, but it was huge and awesome and I thought it worked out so well! I read the book about a year ago, but for the most part I felt like the characters were true to the book. I loved the castings and all the actors and actress really did a great job! The movie was packed with action and really brought the book to life. I did feel like the movie moved too fast and felt rushed, even though it covered all the main points in the book. It just felt like it was missing something though. I think there were just somethings in the book (or at least I think I remember it happening) that I wish was in the movie. When reading the book I found I was greatly annoyed with the slang, language and repetition of some event and felt like it was a lot easier to handle in the movie and wasn’t nearly as bad or excessive. Of course it ended on a cliff hanger, making you want more, but I am glad to see they are in the works to continue on with the other books.
So those are just a few of my thoughts! I would love to hear what you thought of the book or movie!
The Maze Runner review
Just look at him!