- Nerdbot Original Review
Paper Towns is the most recent Comedy-Drama to hit the theaters. Based on the book with the same name, written by John Green it stars Nat Wolf and Cara Delevingne.
Starting off as friends at a very early age, Quentin Jacobsen (Wolf) and Margo Roth Spiegelman (Delevingne) end up drifting apart as they grow up. Now in their final year of high school Quentin is ready to move on to college and live his life burring any leftover hidden feelings for Margo. As life would have it Margo shows up at Quentin’s window one random night to recruit him to go on an all might mission to get revenge on people that did her wrong. Days after this all night escapade, Margo disappears leaving clues behind and Quentin sets out to find her with the help of his friends.
Did this film bring anything new to its genre that we haven’t seen before? No. All we see is the same old plot points being hit that we see in any other Comedy- Dramas
and like many other films in its genre the run time was too long. There were various scenes that were extended more than they needed to be and they added nothing to the films progress. Furthermore, there were moments that are intended to be funny but came out forced and dry. Some positive aspects include the performances by both leads and the supporting cast; they are nothing spectacular, but come out just ok.
Overall the film is watchable; just don’t expect to see something you haven’t seen before. Paper Towns gets a 6.0 on the Nerdbot – O – Meter.