I feel like it's been a while since the last time I wrote a movie review but here I am writing a new one for your lovely eyes. About a week ago I published my book review for the book, Everything Everything. And after reading the book I had to see the movie. For those of you who haven't see the movie trailer I'll posted right now.
The movie follows the main character Madeline (Amandla Stenberg) who at about six month old was diagonised with SCIDs (Basically everything will make her sick) and never leaves her house. When a boy name Olly (Nick Robinson) moves in next door Madeline starts to fall in love with the real world but falling in love also makes her want to see the world outside of her house. Which ultimately causes Madeline and Olly to run away to Hawaii.
|LtoR: Olly (Robinson) & Madeline (Stenberger)|
I loved that the movie followed the storyline of the books so closely. But at times the movie followed it to closely. The novel uses a lot of symbolism and the movie worked really hard to get the symbolism across. I feel that is great for award winning film but for film that is mainly going to draw a young adult audience it is too much. I feel like the average sixteen year old just doesn't care about the symbolism of the ocean. And this symbolism made the movie drag on forever.
|LtoR: Madeline (Stenberger) & Olly (Robinson)|
I think the casting was spectacular. I loved the chemistry between Amandla Stenberger and Nick Robinson. It was sweet and romantic. It was the kind of chemistry that makes you believe that against all odds in a world where these characters are real they're going to make it. They also were exactly how I pictured these characters to be as I read the novel.
|LtoR: Pauline (Anika Noni Rose) & Madeline (Stenberger)|
I did go and see the movie with Mama Judy who hadn't read the book said that certain parts were confusing to her. And she was able to find more plot holes then I did. But I feel that in some ways the plot holes were more noticeable in the movie.
|LtoR: Madeline (Stenberger) & Nick (Robinson)|
I feel like this movie feeds into the old fact that books is always better then the movie. I feel like I would not have liked this movie as a stand alone but I did like it having read the book. I don't think I would be as quick to recommend this movie to people who haven't read the book. But if you have seen I do suggest seeing it and see those words come to life.
Have you seen Everything Everything? Did you read the book before seeing the movie? What did you think of the movie? Let me know in the comments below.
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