Wednesday, December 18, 2013

TFIOS Tagline - "It shows the humor of the story"

On Wednesday morning, the official TFIOS movie poster was released, causing many to tweet "OMG," "DYINGGGGG," and "How am I going to suvive June 6?" While many were excited, some were actually shocked by the tagline written underneath Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus' (Ansel Elgort) faces. "One sick love story." As huge fans of the book, we actually loved it because it's not a cheesy love tagline, it gives an insight to the humor that is the book and will be in the movie.

John Green, who did not write the tagline, talked a little bit about the tagline on his "Project For Awesome" livestream.

"The book has a reputation of being dramatic and making people feel all of the things. One of the things is humor," John said. "I think it cuts the softness of the image to say 'You're not going to be watching a soft sentimental movie, you're gonna watch a movie that has an edge to it.'"

When a commenter wrote that the tagline was "sick-ploitation" John responded that he did not think so.

"I don't think so. I think this is pretty much a joke Hazel would make," John replied. "Hazel is pretty explicit about her illness and makes fun of it quite a lot."

John also addressed a question about the tagline on his Tumblr page
Watch the entire video below

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