I swear I will never change my heart from the first time I met you. Until there’s no brim on the mountain, and until the sky and the earth are one. Thunder in the winter, snow in the summer, the sky and the earth are one, forever. When it is time for the end of the world… when the time comes… then I can forget about you.
But then I feel Adam’s grip tighten, so that the grasp of his hand feels like it is holding my entire body. Like it could lift me right out of this bed. And then I hear a sharp intake of his breath followed by the sound of his voice. It’s the first time today I can truly hear him. “Mia?” he asks.
okay I don’t usually make “tumblr posts” this is all foreign to me I usually just sit back quietly and reblog stuff but today I am angered and must say these things I am about to say. first of all everyone thinks differently and is entitled to their own opinion yada yada yada but here is mine:
the if i stay movie was extremely disappointing. and it’s not because “the ending was horrible!! what happens??” like most people are saying right now. no I read the books and I loved the story and it was just like a great thing in my opinion. so likewise I was excited to see the movie and I went with my friend all like hey this book was so good I loved it and then half way through I had to be like I am so sorry I made you watch this.
the concept just doesn’t transfer well in a movie type of setting like it looks weird it doesn’t feel right not to mention they missed liek every fucking importa ntt scene. LIKE WHAT THE FUCK. okay breath. the entire movie was focused around adam liek yeah hes hot okay I get it but her family fucking DIES she is left ALONE pretty much and all of her flashbacks are about fucking ADAM. like yes I loved his part in the book but that was it, just a PART. not the entire fucking thing. They didn’t even include the most important Adam part, when he gets the lead singer form Bikini to come in and fuck shit up so he can sneak in to see mia. like okay go ahead and change the entire book. her first flashback is also about ADAM which just annoyed me it should have been about her cello because hello the cello is like her life.
why did a flashback even happen before the car crashed anyway? like what was the point. there was none. there was no point. they didn’t go into mia’s back story with kim or have kims mom crying at the hospital and kim being all mom shut up. kim was such a minute character in the movie while she wasnt in the book. she didnt even go to camp in the movie. like camp is a big deal.
and yes her grandparents. I was glad they had the thing with her grandpa telling her she can go that was nice. BUT HER GRADNMA DIDNT SAY A FUCKING WORD. they are all the family she has left and they were hardly in it. they didn t even mention her grandmas angel obsession. like alright then.
and don’t get me wrong, I know that when books become movies they leave out some parts. that’s normal. what bothers me also is that they included scenes that weren’t in the book just to make matters worse. like 1)the ceiling thing. like okay dats cute but not necessary. you didnt write the book. so shut up. 2)ADAM WRITING MIA A SONG that totally takes away from where she went. (YEAH THERES A SECOND BOOK LOL). he wrote an entire album about her when she basically ditched his ass.
ALSO his speech to her was like nothing like the one in the book. he didnt tell her that he would let her go if she stayed. which is like the entire point of the second book. AND HE OPENED HER JULIARD LETTER? THE FUCK. NO. THAT SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED.
I could think of about a million different things but I am just annoyed. they focused around Adam and Mia’s relationship because that’s what sells. teenage couples in love and in morbid situations. but the book wasn’t about Adam. it was about music and family and death. i dont know if its just me but her entire family died and she was still having flashbacks to adam. girl. this just goes to show how (the movie) romanticized being in that situation. if you read the book you know how well the author reflected death and life and love and mia’s loss with her relationship. she didn’t STAY because of adam. she didn’t do shit because of adam. in the book it talked about how mia thought her mom would want her to stay, how her grandparents would have no one without her, how kim was so important to her, yet in the movie it pretty much looks like “oh yeah my family died but I still have my boyfriend.” like no. no. no. now a bunch of teenage girls who watch the movie are like “I want to be in that situation <3.” Like okay yeah lose your entire family but have a hot boyfriend it’s worth it.
again, there were so many good parts. there were nice parts and sad parts and I could appreciate those. but I obviously had some issues with it as a whole.
in MY OPINION. the movie didn’t reflect what the book was about. people can disagree and that’s fine. they can rave about how good it was and I can say all the things I think were wrong about it. i highly suggest that everyone who watched it and thought it was a great movie to read the book because it will just blow your mind.
I just rewatched the Merle scene from s01e02 and it’s still satisfying to see him being put in his place. Whenever I see him I constantly switch between enjoying the trouble he causes and being too frustrated with him to enjoy it at all, so I’m glad they got him under control so fast.
I love when Rick says “I can see you make a habit of missing the point” because god, how many times have I wanted to say that to people.
But really I just made this post to appreciate the bit where Merle demands a show of hands (for him being in charge) and Jacqui does this:
HE WANTS HER TO LIVE WITH OR WITHOUT HIM. WITH OR WITHOUT HIM. AND THE MOVIE PAINTS HIM NOT ONLY AS AN ASS, BUT AS SHE DECIDING TO LIVE JUST BECAUSE HE ASKS HER TO. THAT’S NOT A LOVE STORY THAT’S A BALL AND CHAIN. I AM BEYOND. I AM BEYOOOOOND.
SHARRRR I’M SO MADDDDD. ALSO THEY CAN NEVER MAKE THE SEQUEL NOW BECAUSE LOL IT WILL MAKE NO SENSE LOL. HOW DARE THEY DO THAT TO ADAM WILDE’S CHARACTER. WHATEVER I’M UPSET ALL OVER AGAIN IT’S BEEN MONTHS.
i said i was going to bed but how is Adam Wilde's most selfless fucking moment not in a movie which has as cliffhanger and basis for it's fucking sequel that entire LINE. that entire line SPURS AN ALBUM. that entire line SPANS THREE FUCKING YEARS OF ABSENCE. that's the entirety of the sequel "I'll let you go if you stay". It's the fucking PROMISE. I'm sad. I'm angry. I'm sangry. how am I supposed to go to bed LIKE THIS.
I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW I DON’T KNOW I DON’T KNOW. they took his entire speech, that entire speech that comes down to that final line, and made it sound selfish. when it’s not! it’s so selfless! he’s willing to let go! he just wants her to live! that moment is so beautiful and brilliant and raw and wonderful and it’s sets the basis for the sequel that we both love so much and they TOOK IT OUT. if i wrote that book i would be furious beyond words. that’s not something you can change without consequences! it’s not up for debate! IT CHANGES THINGS. SHAR I’M SO MAD.