So, unless you’ve been in hiding these last 18 hours, you’ve probably seen the trailer for The Fault in Our Stars. Considering the overwhelming popularity of this book, the trailer has been met with equal enthusiasm. Here it is in case you haven’t seen it:
I know everyone is going to vehemently disagree but… I really did not like this trailer and suspect I will dislike the movie as well. I’m sorry, but there is just something so pretentious about it – it makes me want to gag. I love the book – y’all know I love the book – but I really, really found this trailer unpalatable. Augustus is not the charming-but-awkward boy he is in the book, and Hazel seems to do nothing but fawn over him in these two-and-a-half minutes. There was nothing charming, heart-wrenching or even vaguely endearing about either one of them. Which really, really shouldn’t be the case.
Here’s hoping for a complete 180 from the movie.