A few weeks ago, I read the book After by Anna Todd. I didn’t like it much (or at all), but I still decided to watch the movie. I don’t know what it says about me. I do not like to watch movies usually, but I’m having a really bad week and I feel unmotivated to do anything. So, I’m glad that I watched it and it kinda made me snap out of it for some time.
Umm, now that I’ve blabbed a lot for no reason at all, I would like to share some of my thoughts about this movie with y’all. I’d also like to compare the movie with the book because that’s what this post is about!
If you want to read my review of After, click here. It would be better if you knew what I felt about the book and if the movie was any better.
If you’re not interested in the book review, read on. Let me sum up my feelings about the book: it sucked ass and I don’t wanna revisit the horrible fuckin’ experience. Also, Hardin is the biggest asshole on the planet and Tessa is an idiot. With a capital I.
Let me start off by saying that I enjoyed the movie better than the book. I didn’t like it as much as I wanted to and it was kinda average, but I liked it better than the book! I’m glad that someone decided to change certain things in it otherwise it would’ve been as shitty as the book.
Now, I would like to talk about the things that were better in the movie than in the book/ the things that made the movie better than the book.
🕸These can be minor spoilers, by the way! 🕸
1. Music. Well, the book didn’t have music but I still did think that the song Complicated by Olivia O’Brien would go well with it. I also had another song in my mind for the movie that I’ve forgotten now – my memory is stupid – but I think the music was good. Also, this song was featured in the movie, and it was one of my favorites a few months ago. Anyway, the music was good is all I’m saying.
2. Tristan. In the book, Tristan is a man, and in the movie, Tristan is a woman. She’s in a relationship with Steph, who is Tessa’s roommate/ “friend”. And I liked this small detail, which made the movie stand out for me.
3. Hardin. This character in the book was super fucking irritating and toxic. He was the worst human I’ve ever read about, and I am super fucking happy that they changed his character and made him really (really, really) better. He almost seemed good in the movie.
4. Tessa. I couldn’t understand this character in the book at all. I didn’t know why she put up with the shit of such a crappy-ass person when she could choose to stay away from him. But the Tessa in the movie was better. She, instead of letting Hardin and his father find her an internship, finds it herself. She makes amends to her friends and actually sticks up for herself.
All in all, I found this movie average because of the romance, but it was better when compared to the book. And I enjoyed it more than the book.
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