The Fault in Our Stars

I think that for once, there aren’t any spoilers.

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The Fault in Our Stars  (2014)

Main plot: The relationship of Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters, is probably special in every way. For one, they’ve both got cancer, which cost Gus a leg and makes Hazel have to carry an oxygen tank with her all the time.

Main cast: Shailene Woodley (Hazel Grace Lancaster); Ansel Elgort (Augustus Waters); Nat Wolff (Isaac)

Review: To be honest, I already cried when watching the trailer, and one of the reasons was, that I think Shailene’s voice is absolutely amazing. I had read the book (and reviewed it on my other blog), so I was a little bit anxious about the film not ruining it, but not living up to my expectations. I was not disappointed. The film was beautifully made and the cast was fantastic, as both Hazel and Gus aren’t perfect. of course they had to leave out one or the other scene and they changed the last words (yes, I’m very picky with this kind of stuff) which weren’t as good in my opinion. I once read something, that the amazing thing about John Green books is, that on one page, you can find a beautiful, deep quote and on the next one something like “I want this dragon carrot risotto to become a person so I can take it to Las Vegas and marry it”. My problem was, that, knowing what happens in the end, I found it rather hard to laugh.
I went to the cinema with a friend, and when the movie was over, we both cried so hard, but the rest of the cinema seemed completely untouched. I think someone even laughed 😦 .

What I love about this film: That it was held very closely to the book and I think Ansel Elgort was the perfect Augustus Waters.

My rating: 9/10

Did you see/like The Fault in Our Stars?

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Sherlock Holmes

Sorry once more I haven’t been posting, but I guess you’re going to have to get used to me writing less, as I’ve got quite a bit to do. Please don’t unfollow, I’ll try as much as I can.

This review contains spoilers.

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Sherlock Holmes  (2009)

Main plot: When Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson finally catch “dark wizard” Lord Blackwood, they think they just solved another case. But then Lord Blackwood returns from his grave and resumes to his dark plans, Holmes and Watson have to deal with what seems a full new case.

Main cast: Robert Downey Jr (Sherlock Holmes); Jude Law (Dr. John Watson); Rachel McAdams (Irene Adler)

Review: I’ve watched one of the Benedict Cumberbatch/BBC – Sherlock’s, and must say, I did like that better. I think the BBC version has got a better “total package” and I like Benedict Cumberbatch more in the role of Sherlock. He’s got this eccentric thing about him, where Robert Downey Jr. is more of a just action guy. I also couldn’t see what accent he was trying to do, as it did not sound that british.
It was the third film I saw with Rachel McAdams (other two being Mean Girls and The Notebook), and I like her a lot. It annoyed me a little that of course it was the girl who had to be saved but then in the end she was more or less the hero so I was okay again 😉 .
Overall it was an enjoyable enough film.

Something I love about this film: I don’t know, thee are a lot of smaller things I like about, but not really one thing that stands out. If I had to choose, I’d say the way you can see Holmes visioning what he’s going to do and then doing exactly that.

My rating: 6.5/10

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