Plot: After an all night adventure, Quentin’s life-long crush, Margo, disappears, leaving behind clues that Quentin and his friends follow on the journey of a lifetime.
The main question on everyone’s mind right now should be whether John Green is systematically becoming the new Nicholas Sparks in Hollywood. Like Sparks, Green is a fairly decent author with a penchant for sentimentality. It went down great with both The Notebook and The Fault in Our Stars respectively, but progressing further on the impact of their literary attempts decline on-screen.
I didn’t hate Paper Towns. I actually think teenagers will likely love it. It’s not bad, it is just made for teenagers who simultaneously want people to understand them and remain mythical creatures full of secrets. I’m past that, in life and what I want in a movie by now.
I really enjoyed Cara Delevingne. Her eyebrows are perfection, so naturally I’m going to love her for that, but she also surprised me with quite decent acting abilities. I’m confessing now that when I saw she’s branching into acting I wasn’t all that impressed, but I’m convinced that she can do something with it if she chooses to. As for the character, Margot Roth Spielman was a terrible person. There is nothing more that can be said about her, really.
As for Nat Wolff and the rest of the cast, I am just way too old to relate to them. Really, such kidlets. They weren’t bad, but all those deliberate attempts to be quirky and interesting were boring.
The story didn’t suck; it was just unbelievable and silly. As I understand this is the least liked book of Green, so I’m sure there might be better things in store in the future. Let’s hope so.