Paper Towns: Trailer

The trailer for Paper Towns has been released, the second book by John Green to adapted into a movie. Being a fan of The Fault in our Stars and having read the book I was excited for the long awaited trailer.

Paper Towns is starring Nat Wolff as Quentin “Q” Jacobsen and Cara Delevingne as Margo Roth Spiegelman. Q and Margo have lived across the street from each other their whole lives, and were childhood friends. Even as they grew up and grew apart Q continued to admire Margo from afar. The story takes place their senior year of high school, when Margo initiates Q to help her with a list of things she has to get back at those who wronged her. After one eventful night and the promise of more adventure, Margo is discovered missing in the morning. Q is convinced Margo has left him a trail goes looking for her, with the help of his two best friends.

The trailer begins with Quinton’s (Wolff) narration, quoting a line from the book. “The way I figure it, everyone gets a miracle; my miracle is that I ended up living next door to Margo Roth Spiegelman.” They then to move on two explaining Margo and Q’s past and their present, the fact that they are now complete strangers. The trailer then shows Margo creeping in to an unsuspecting Q’s bedroom in the middle of the night, enlisting him to help her get back at a list of people, which Q -after hearing she broke up with her boyfriend- scrambles to do. Margo and Q do things like egg people’s houses and vandalize peoples cars finally ending up on the top floor of a building looking down on the city they live in. The night ends with them saying their goodbyes, and promising a new beginning for each other. The next scene is morning, when Q finds that Margo is missing, and enlists his friends find her after finding a clue that says come find me in her bedroom. Next is a montage of moments they have on their adventure along, including two mysterious girls, and short clips of Margo. The trailer ends with the same quote as the beginning “The way I figure it, everyone gets a miracle; my miracle is that I ended up living next door to Margo Roth Spiegelman.”

I have little objections to this trailer. I personally liked who was picked to play the two leading characters. Nat Wolff is slightly awkward and gangly, as I pictured Q to be. Delevingne is exactly how I pictured Margo despite objections that she is model and not an actress. She portrays Margo as mysterious, with depth much like what she is like in the books. The town the movie is set in is plain, and a lot like an average neighborhood you can find down the street. The story seems to be interesting even if it is slightly more dramatic than in the book. The only objection I really have is the two “mysterious” girls in the movie who I don’t remember ever being in the book. They show up in several parts of the trailer, and they honestly confused me because of their seemingly random placement in the movie.

Aside from this the trailer lived up to expectations. With the general theme of the trailer being a lot like the Fault in Our Stars it should attract the previous audience. The movie is set to premiere July 24, 2015.