“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”– Cassius to Brutus during the first act. f second scene of Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar.
This line inspired John Green to create a very wonderful novel – “The Fault in Our Stars” which is about a sixteen-year-old thyroid cancer patient who fell in love with Augustus Waters, an amputee who used to be an outstanding basketball player. If you are an avid reader of The Fault in the Stars, you surely never missed watching its big screen variation.
I was greatly amazed by how well Josh Boone created this movie adaptation. He succeeded in making his viewers cringe on their seats while weeping. He also managed to show some bitter real life situations pretty well. But what made this movie truly remarkable are its jagged yet solitary lines which pierced through the hearts of the moviegoers. There are also these emblematic romantic lines which spiced up the already blazing TFIOS scenes.
I have compiled some of The Fault in Our Stars’ most impressive lines in order to save you time looking for such and to give you a better look at Green’s wonderfully made novel.
1. “You realize that trying to keep your distance from me will not lessen my affection for you. All efforts to save me from you will fail.”
2. “Okay, maybe I’m not such a shitty writer. But I can’t pull my ideas together, Van Houten. My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.”
3. “I’m a good person but a shitty writer. You’re a shitty person but a good writer. We’d make a good team. I don’t want to ask you for any favors, but if you have time- and from what I saw, you have plenty- I was wondering if you could write a eulogy for Hazel.”
4. “There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There’s .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.”
5. “Oh, I wouldn’t mind Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.”
6. “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”
7. “But I believe in true love, you know? I don’t believe that everybody gets to keep their eyes or not get sick or whatever, but everybody should have true love, and it should last at least as long as your life does.”
8. “You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.”
9. “That’s why I like you. Do you realize how rare it is to come across a hot girl who creates an adjectival version of the word pedophile? You are so busy being you that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are.”
10. “You say you’re not special because the world doesn’t know about you, but that’s an insult to me. I know about you.”
– “”I will not tell you our love story, because—like all real love stories—it will die with us, as it should.”
– “Because you are beautiful. I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence”
But out of all these lines, this one caught my utmost attention. It brought me to back to my senses 360° at a rate of around 999 revolution per minute!
– “You are a side effect…(pause) of an evolutionary process that cares little for individual lives. You are a failed experiment in mutation.”
I mean, come on! Being born with these kinds of ailments does not mean they deserved to be treated like a good-for-nothing piece of mushroom! But if we are going to evaluate what Van Houten said based from a scientific point of view, sorry to say this but he’s indisputably right.
Nevertheless, I have nothing but high admiration for these “battle tested” warriors like Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters.
The phenomenal bestselling book by John Green, “The Fault In Our Stars,” adapted to film starring today’s most talented young actors Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort is now a certified blockbuster film on its opening weekend across the globe.
Like fate, the movie’s success has already been written in the stars when it opened to a lustrous P52 million in just four (4) days after it opened (June 5) in the Phils., likewise, it also earned a brilliant $48 million in the U.S. on its opening weekend.
Benefitting from its massive fan base and impressive word-of-mouth, cinemas have noted a repeat in the views, not just twice but as much as reaching a fourth recurrence. This phenomenal draw in the Philippines had Google’s analytics gone bonkers as reported in Time Magazine when it found out that not India, not Spain and not even the United States where John Green is based had the most voracious of readers but is actually the Philippines that grabbed the seat. As stated in Time Magazine, “According to Google data, it’s actually the Philippines, whose search volume index (normalized as a score of 100, the highest) for the term “The Fault In Our Stars” is more than double that of the U.S. (44, the second highest). The three next most starry-eyed countries are Singapore (38), Australia (37) and New Zealand (36).”
Like all great love stories that have come before, “The Fault In Our Stars,” both book and movie is the current one to beat in terms of endearment to the young adult demographics the world over who cried, fell in love and journeyed with Hazel and Gus’ little infinities. Considering the popular young adult blockbuster movies that have been released such as Woodley’s and Elgort’s “Divergent,” “Twilight” films and “The Hunger Games,” “The Fault In Our Stars’” opening weekend gross had already closed in to the lifetime estimates of the previously mentioned comparative titles.
From its modest 137 screens, “The Fault In Our Stars’” admissions have managed to reach 283, 680 over its opening weekend. With sold out tickets on its first day in the Philippines, it was Ayala Malls Cinemas’ Trinoma that landed the top spot amongst theaters with P2.3million in receipts. Second best recorded box-office comes from SM North Edsa/The Block at 2.13 million followed by Glorietta4 (P1.9M); SM Mall of Asia (P1.8M) and SM Megamall (P1.6M).
Indicating a nationwide and wider market demographics appeal, “The Fault In Our Stars” have also recorded highs in the following cinemas that are within the film’s top 20 list – Ayala Cebu (P1.6M); Eastwood (P1.5M); Greenbelt (P 1.4M); Powerplant (P 1.35M); Shang Cineplex (P1.31M); SM Cebu (P1.29M); Greenhills TheatreMall (P1.28M); Gateway Cineplex/Ali Mall (P1.22M); Alabang Town Center (P1.1M); Robinson’s Magnolia (P.916M); Robinson’s Ermita (P.888M); SM Southmall (P.842M); Bonifacio High Street (P.788M); Newport (P.776M); Festival (P.726M) and Market!Market! (P.723M).
“The Fault In Our Stars” centers on two engaging teenagers, Hazel (Woodley) and Gus (Elgort) who meet at a cancer support group, immediately connect and form a powerful bond. We join the pair on an incredible quest, which takes them thousands of miles away from home, to Amsterdam as they take on the journey of a positive celebration of life.
Still showing in more than 100 screens nationwide, “The Fault In Our Stars” is from 20th Century Fox distributed by Warner Bros. Like 20thCentury Fox (Philippines) on Facebook, 20thcenturyfoxph/Youtube and 20centuryph/Twitter for more updates.
For some reason, sometimes we don’t just get out of the theater house without pulling off some tissues to wipe escaping tears from our eyes – and this flick entitled “The Fault In Our Stars” is one good telltale of a reason. Embarrassingly, yours truly made a bit of a drama with himself just before he got out.
If I were to be asked, John Green’s young adult best-seller book devotedly rendered into a film “The Fault in Our Stars,” tackles mainly about the fact of death, with all but without the extraordinary and supernatural element.
Looking on the overview of this ‘yet to be famed’ film directed by Josh Boone is a spectacle of what young people right now fears, the oblivion. Just like what the guy main character Gus says that fears him the most, it is slowly fading away from the world without being something worth remembering. Of course, you would not want to leave away the fact that the entire flick is a love story, and not just an ordinary love story, but a one sick love story.
“The Fault In Our Stars” is about the star-crossed lovers Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters, who in much ill-fated situation, both found themselves in the desperate move to found that one big love, as they learned to take their friendship even deeper. Even if their theories of philosophy just collided on the very first day they met, they still later on zeroed in on each other as the film unfolds. We see Gus on that brighter side that life and death have a specific point for his purpose on Earth to leave a bright and lasting legacy, while Hazel seem to be uncaring, if not pessimistic about her being a grenade, which revealed later that she is relenting as everyone else does but only masks an overwhelming concern for those she would eventually leave behind. As the movie goes on, revelations after another, specifically in the part where they were in Amsterdam, leaves Hazel and Gus off guard, not being able to dodge the bitter truth no longer.
As I see the light of it, although the film ended wretchedly, much like of that with Romeo and Juliet (not really), it marveled mostly in the sense of emotional serenity. At some point, I have even thought of it as a flick not just for the young and young alike, but for all who have been struggling to open up themselves to the truths of what their hearts truly desire.
The film constantly revolved in the heart-wrenching truths of mortality, combined with the most fearful heart breaks of human intimacy, making it penetrating and brutal enough to make one cry buckets or jerk at least a tear.
All in all, the film is all but excellent. As to what it could offer lightly, with a sense of depth, it offers its main target, the young audience the driving suggestion that love isn’t just about finding someone worth dying for, but someone who makes life itself worth living.
For those who have seen the movie, and yet still hungers for a second time – it’s okay if we can’t help it, so do I.
20th Century Fox has released the extended trailer for “The Fault In Our Stars” featuring two of today’s most followed young actors – Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. “The Fault In Our Stars,” this generation’s widely read story of love and its infinities from scribe John Green will finally unfold on the big screen on June 5 in the Philippines from 20th Century Fox.