The one thing I liked about this movie ended up being mirage.
What didn’t I like?
There is no real point to this story. It was super frustrating to go through the this cross-country chase only to be disappointed in the end. I loved the build up and the investment the characters showed but the ending was a let down.
Was Paper Towns a good story?
Paper Towns was a decent story about teenagers venturing out of their comfort zones to go look for something that may or may not be there. There have been better stories and there have been worse stories about this topic, this kinda falls right in the middle. Although once you watch it, there might not be anything to remember about it after a few days.
Sadly this story could have featured anyone under the 18 or anyone who looked like they were 18 and the same story could have been told.
Would I recommend it?
No. Despite international success of his other works, John Green did not write a masterpiece with Paper Towns. I’ll never know whether the book is actually better than the movie, but I would never give this movie a high rating like IMDb.
my star rating: 4 out 10
imdb: 7.1 out 10 / metascore: 57/100 / rottentomatoes: 56% out 100%
roger ebert: 3 out 4 / richard crouse: 3 out 5