Sunday, October 4, 2015

A Paper Girl

I'm not a big fan of John Green because TFIOS kinda put off the feeling. But I heard that Paper Towns is actually really good.

And yes, the movie is better that I thought. Better than TFIOS, even.

I personally really like the movie poster

It's a cliche movie about teens' love, yes. That's why I wrote 'typical' for the caption at my Path. Because it is, typical. Guess it's a signature 'look' of John Green.

But I read the comments about the movie; and someone said that "Paper Towns isn't as deep or moving as it wants to be, yet it's still earnest, well-acted, and thoughtful enough to earn a place in the hearts of teen filmgoers of all ages" Well, couldn't agree more.

So I took a glimpse at the book yesterday and in my opinion Natt Wolf is potraying Quentin almost perfectly. On the other hand, Cara as Margo is not as 'wild' as I'd expected before. But she, too, potraying the 'paper girl' as she said in the movie. 

Oh, and don't even make me start with Q's friends; Ben and Radar! I'm 100% approve Austin Abrams made a role as Ben. God he's so hilarious! And he's sooooo cute with that messy browndie (brown-blonde) hair! And also please take a note how Justice brings out the taciturn yet sincere personality of Radar to almost - again - perfect level.

Austin Abrams is just SO CUTE. Sorry.

“You know your problem, Quentin? You keep expecting people not to be themselves. I mean, I could hate you for being massively unpunctual and for never being interested in anything other than Margo Roth Spiegelman, and for, like, never asking me about how it's going with my girlfriend - but I don't give a shit, man, because you're you. My parents have a shit ton of black Santas, but that's okay. They're them. I'm too obsessed with a reference website to answer my phone sometimes when my friends call, or my girlfriend. That's okay, too. That's me. You like me anyway. And I like you. You're funny, and you're smart, and you may show up late, but you always show up eventually.” ― John GreenPaper Towns

I have to say I'm pleased with the casts.


Now back to the plot, what I got from the movie is the size of your comfort zone is may not as big as the world outside, but if that small size can bring you the happiness; why not?

I don't really like Margo's character. It's good that she wants to be independent, to look outside and searching for the real her. But in my eyes, she looks like a girl who just hit the puberty button and brings out the recklessness to the whole new level.

“What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.” 

Sebenernya inti lainnya adalah sebuah keajaiban, miracle, ga mesti sesuatu yang besar. Teman dan keluarga juga sebenernya adalah miracle yang tanpa kita sadari ada dan jarang kita syukuri keberadaannya. And too bad Margo can't see it for herself.

“Here's what's not beautiful about it: from here, you can't see the rust or the cracked paint or whatever, but you can tell what the place really is. You can see how fake it all is. It's not even hard enough to be made out of plastic. It's a paper town. I mean, look at it, Q: look at all those culs-de-sac, those streets that turn in on themselves, all the houses that were built to fall apart. All those paper people living in their paper houses, burning the future to stay warm. All the paper kids drinking beer some bum bought for them at the paper convenience store. Everyone demented with the mania of owning things. All the things paper-thin and paper-frail. And all the people, too. I've lived here for eighteen years and I have never once in my life come across anyone who cares about anything that matters.” ― John GreenPaper Towns

Aaaanywaaay, go give it a chance and watch the movie for yourself ((and please come after me so we can squealing together at Austin's cuteness - that soft hair, oh my god))

“The pleasure isn't in doing the thing, the pleasure is in planning it.” ― John GreenPaper Towns

“Just remember that sometimes, the way you think about a person isn’t the way they actually are… People are different when you can smell them and see them up close…” ― John GreenPaper Towns

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