In our subject, Humanity’s Search for Life, every once or twice a month, we have movie review as an our activity. In that way, I realized that inspiring movies can not just inspire, but perhaps, change once life. And you know what, the latest movie that we watch is The Fault In Our Stars. At first, I was surprised and marveled why in the world would we watch The Fault in our Stars on a Humanity’s Search for Life subject. My classmates had the same reaction. Hello? It’s a love story.
I already watched The Fault in our Stars in theater during their showing time. It’s heartbreaking yet sweet and romantic film full of sudden warmth and humor. It gets everything right about being young and in love for the first time. That’s what I believe about the movie. It’s just all about love. But it changed when I watched it in school for the second time.
Aside from love and tragedy, it shows valuable insight to the perspectives of two lovers that one, who is fighting cancer or other terminal disease, wouldn’t think. See Hazel and Augustus? They struggle together with the observations about the importance of life and humor and the wisdom of death. In our professor’s opinion, the story says a lot on how the protagonists manage their life even though they know they’re near to death or have cancer. They didn’t see the black side. Instead, they saw the bright side of it. Now, I know why we watch this in our Humanity’s Search for Life subject.