So finally I was able to watch If I Stay this afternoon. Yup, just this afternoon. Haha. I’ve been busy for the past 2 weeks reviewing for our final preboard last weekend (blah, I don’t wanna talk about it). So yeah, I’m just gonna give some comments about the movie (not a total review ‘coz that would be very long and time is of the essence for me now).
I read the books (If I Stay & Where She Went) before the movie came out. In fact it was my favorite series so I was really itching to see the movie. Good thing I was able to control myself because I really had to study.
The movie was good. Not the best but it was alright. I was actually curious on how it would turn out since Gayle Forman wrote the book a little different from the usual novels.
The movie did not go far much from the book. The actors were good, they were perfect choices (Jamie Blackley of course haha). I liked Mia’s parents. It was in the movie that I was able to really appreciate them.
I was satisfied with the movie, though of course there are still parts that I was expecting but wasn’t there. I was moved emotionally more with the book than with the movie, but still I got goosebumps and teary-eyed during the heavy scenes. Probably that’s the thing when you’ve read the book before the movie. You already know the feeling, you know what to expect. My friend who haven’t read the book was literally crying during the latter part of the movie.
Overall, I’d give the movie ♥♥♥♥. Plus, the original soundtrack’s catchy.
I just have one comment on the ending (aside from it being such a cliff-hanger). Is it a trend with teen movies wherein the lead female would be like in a come in the ending and then the focus will be on her face then her eyes would just suddenly open? Haha. I first noticed it in Breaking Dawn Part 1 then with Catching Fire then now, with If I Stay. Anyways, I really hope they would make a Where She Went movie soon.
Christina Grimmie-Must Be Love (acoustic)
Mas naappreciate ko yung acoustic version kesa sa original.
Chloë Grace Moretz talks about the importance of the music in If I Stay (Warner Bros. Pictures) X