Monday, July 20, 2015

Press Film Review: Paper Towns!

07.20.2015 – Not everyone appreciate the little things about some unknown film.

If you’re just the usual individual who wants to be entertained, and at the same time find the curiosity in mystery related films that has a few laughs it must be “Paper Towns.”

It’s about a coming of age film as what the synopsis describes and from the same author of “Fault in the Stars”, which also have the same screenwriters who wrote the film.

But don’t expect or otherwise think it might carry the same this one is different.

If you haven’t read or seen the trailers but find the interest to see what this film is about then you must. “Paper Towns” is actually a term for fictitious entry, added to maps for fun or as a copyright trap. An example of a Paper Town would be Aglo, New York which you’ll find it interesting as part of that mystery.

"The blind best friend now is a leading man, while falling for an enchanting girl."

Nat Wolff might not be familiar to those who haven’t seen “Fault in the Stars”, but he was actually the best friend to Ansel Elgort’s Augustus Waters. In “Paper Towns” he’s Quentin “Q” Jacobsen who has dreams and goals at the same time couldn’t get his mind off Cara Delevingne’s Margot Roth Spiegelman (who’s next high profile film is DC Comics’ Suicide Squad as Enchantress) a girl who enjoys mysteries quite the way you think now that she’s enchanting too.

Then you have the other cast of characters that you’ll certainly get some few laughs and interesting personalities what makes Q’s crew quite the high school seniors that would remind of your days in school.

"John Green is most excited even he speaks in heavily accented tagalog."

During the press screening for this film before they started rolling further trailers there was a message from the author and he’s thrilled for the those fortunate enough to see this film since the US release is on July 24th, and as good as his novel is with the heavy drama on his previous hit “Paper Towns” is considered something everyone can watch with a lot of surprises.

There are a lot of quirks and popular culture-related innuendos that surely kids or even young adults can relate to their childhood. Probably Filipino personality Billy Crawford should watch this film as they left a tribute for him that most people who will remember for that particular song.

"It’s not entirely about “Paper Town” but it relates to everyone about their youth."

Don’t expect it as purely a romantic film and much of it is more about exploring outside your comfort zone and finding what everyone is searching for. It’s finding that mystery and a road trip in learning about much about growing up.

This is not about breaking the rules, but finding yourself the liberty of going on your own to find that fulfilment at the same time having good company among friends. Pretty much sums up why the book was a good read even though I haven’t or even have any idea what the film was all about until now.

Overall “Paper Town” is something to be considered a film about friends and finding about what everyone is searching for. Mostly getting to know also about these interesting characters, and solving the mystery that Margot left for Q to find which you’ll find out in the end.

Paper Towns” is heading to Philippine cinemas nationwide on July 22, 2015 from 20th Century Fox distributed by Warner Bros. Picture Studios.

RATED: 4 out of 5 Stars

NOTE: This film is screened privately in advance by invitation from 20th Century Fox through Warner Bros. Pictures. This is reviewed and rated personally to build interest about the film.

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