The Fault In Our Stars

Featured In Issue 194, February 2015

WSR Score4.5
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In The Fault In Our Stars, Hazel (Woodley) and Gus (Elgort) share a sarcastic sense of humor and distaste for the conventional—and ultimately a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. Although the two teens face unlikely challenges, their courage and dedication to each other prove that while life isn't perfect, love can still be extraordinary. Based on the book by John Green.

Both the theatrical version (02:05:54) and the extended version (02:12:53) are available. Special features include commentary by Director Josh Boone and Author John Green, six deleted scenes with optional commentary (HD 07:44), the featurettes The Stars Align (HD 08:21) and The Scribe On Set (HD 04:10), a gallery, the theatrical trailer, upfront previews, and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 1.85:1 1080p AVC picture was photographed digitally with the Arri Alexa system and exhibits a wonderful natural picture with a strong saturated color palette. Hues are rich, warm, and vivid and naturally rendered. The imagery is absolutely pristine and clear throughout. Contrast is excellent, with solid blacks and revealing shadow delineation. Resolution is excellent as well, with fine detail exhibited in facial features, hair, clothing, and object texture. The imagery also is effectively dimensional. This is a terrific colorful, yet natural picture that pops and is visually engaging.

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is dialogue focused, as is to be expected, given the subject. Atmospherics also are pretty much center focused. The quiet, often guitar-centric music score is nicely recorded and at times extends to the surrounds, but subtlety. The exception is the limited pop music segments. Dialogue is clear and nicely integrated spatially. This is a nicely crafted dialogue drama soundtrack experience.