Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Fault In Our Stars Movie Review @ Shaw Cinemas @ Nex in singapore

I walked into the cinema not knowing the synopsis of the movie that we were watching "Fault in our stars" said my friends. It's about xxx they say, I barely heard. I was just about to walk into a movie which will change my whole perspective about things that matter the most, and hardly any movie does that.

I watched the movie. The downs and uncensored suffering of the main leads who were born with severe biological conditions hit a raw nerve. It made me feel so uncomfortable, I was shifting constantly in my seat. It was so painful to watch. The thoughts that were screaming in my head: why didn't they censor these sufferings off, just like many movies who only talk about happy endings and problems which are solvable! EVEN MISSION IMPOSSIBLE BECAME POSSIBLE! What is this moviePeople were dying in this movie because of their in born health conditions, which they have no choice in. Every Hollywood  movie empowers their audience to have a choice. To put it extremely crudely, it was a movie about main leads who showed their journey towards the end of life, albeit short as they were only teenagers, a problem the movie couldn't solve, we had to watch them live with it. It made me so uncomfortable, because Hollywood movies had a rule, they weren't suppose to be like this.

I should leave. I should leave right now, and I have never left early in any of the thousand movies I have watched till now. This movie made me want to! But I did not because i was with my friends who were watching intently. 

The first part of the movie was also about trival chit chatting between 2 teenagers over matters which mattered to me 10 years ago but not anymore, so I was slightly bored.

It was not until the end of the story when everything pieced itself together like an automatic jumanji board. It made sense. 

What John Green said to Hazel Grace after he died, his eulogy to her:

Besides feeling extremely lucky to live everyday without any suffering that I know the ends of the world are feeling, my suffering is nothing, even though I know very well, at the end of life, we are all the same, and this movie described it so aptly. We are all going to go through this same thing, this movie is about death. This is the only Hollywood movie about death. A topic so nerve wreaking, and controversial, so for granted, no one talks about it. Every Hollywood movie is about life, the process, the everyday love/work/family  problems (which all seem so trival now that I have watched this movie). But what made me wonder is : NONE OF THESE MOVIES HAD AN ENDING. A PROPER ONE, a real one. Death ends the story. It takes a 2 hour to develop a whole story about the end of life of people. The end of life actually made as many memories as the whole process, if you would only treasure your time. As the show said "there is a bigger infinity than your infinity, there is infinity in 1-2." (Credit Nick for getting it and explaining to us)

While the movie pains your heart watching the leads suffer as their organs fail them one by one, this movie has the most thought evoking quotes that teaches us howto live our lives and what is most important at the basis of all happiness in life. This movie taught so much, and you should catch it if you haven't. Hope it changes your perspective too

The movie about love, life, and sadness, is so harshly unconventional, in sync with it's theme of the harsh world, makes it ever so memorable. I sleep and wake up thinking about it and it will change my life. Maybe it will change yours too

Singapore Girl