Movie Review: Paper Towns

The Movie Paper Towns released in Cinemas on July 16. Photo supplied
The Movie Paper Towns released in Cinemas on July 16. Photo supplied
Cover of the Novel 'Paper Towns' which this film is based off. Photo supplied
Cover of the Novel ‘Paper Towns’ which this film is based off. Photo: Supplied

Paper Towns is an American mysterious drama film, based on the 2008 novel written by John Green.

Green is also the author of The Fault In Our Stars, which is another film based upon his books.

The main actors are Cara Delevingne as Margo Roth Spiegelman and Nat Wolff as Quentin”Q” Jacobsen. 

This movie is based in Orlando, Florida, and set in a local neighbourhood where Quentin lives next door to Margo.

Quentin is a childhood friend of Margo, but they drif apart over time. It’s apparent his feelings for her are still strong. In subsequent scenes she climbs through his window and summons him to an all-night road trip of revenge. He can’t help but follow her. However, the next day Margo doesn’t show for school, and two days later, it becomes apparent that she is missing.

Quentin learns that there are clues in her disappearance that seem to be left for him to make sense of. As he gets deeper into the mystery, he ventures with a group of friends to try find Margo. 

The film is full of fun, mystery and emotions and has an unexpected plot twist towards the end.

Overall, I enjoyed the movie, but felt that the ending could have been better.

Some of the camera angles were not believable. The frames from actors looking at each other from each bedroom window didn’t fit with the proximity of the houses, which were across the road from each other.

A few friends who attended with me were asked what they thought.

Screen Shot 2015-07-26 at 3.20.39 amTaneko Elkington said: “I liked it because it was different to every other film, but parts were boring and the ending was not good.”

Screen Shot 2015-07-26 at 3.27.04 amOshea Kupenga
said: “The start was good but the ending wasn’t. I liked the actors and the age transition was believable.”

Everyone thought the same about the ending, but overall, the movie was excellent. It was engaging from the get go and the mysterious theme left you wondering what was going to happen next.

Watch the trailer for Paper Towns:

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