Hey Femm readers. In my last blog post, I talked about overdone tropes in films like Midnight Sun and Everything, Everything, which I will continue in this post. I left off talking about the plot to the original film. I haven’t seen the Japanese film, so I could only give you the plot summary. In this post, I’ll give you the summary of the plot remake. I will also further talk about more cliche film tropes as well. Hope you guys check out part one and enjoy part two.
So, I have read the plot summary and seen the trailer for the remake and it seems to have the same plot as the original. The girl now is a redhead named Katie and the boy she’s into is Charlie. She’s always seen him outside her window for years but not in person until the train station. Here’s where the tropes kick in. Much like in the film, Everything, Everything Katie talks about her overprotective parent (this time the father), her doctor visits, the specially designed house, the no shot of a normal life until he appeared. Then it continues with the whole dating montage and then the illness reveal trope. Which causes the guy to be all, why you didn’t tell me I’m a little hurt blah blah but hey we can work through this together! It also has the same trope from Everything, Everything where they’re on opposite sides of the glass and they “touch” hands.
Not to mention how they go on new adventures as if she couldn’t do those things while being single. It also appears that in the trailer her illness has gotten worse and she decides to just go out in the sun anyway to enjoy one day with her boyfriend. You know which films have become the absolute worst? Nicholas freaking Sparks! Oh my God I’ve had it with his book/movies! They are All. The. Same. I mean I liked his earlier stuff like The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and Charlie St. Cloud, but his plots have gotten so predictable.
For example, the Longest Ride, is almost like a spin-off of The Notebook because it focuses on an old couple from World War II but this time it has a young couple who go to the old couple for advice. And the last one I watched and called it quits forever with Sparks was the movie, The Best of Me. My Mom and I predicted the whole plot! Like oh, two teens in love who date for a while until the guy screws up causing the girl’s parents to call off their relationship. Meanwhile, his best friend died, shocker someone always dies! Then someone always has an illness; this time it was the son of the teen girl who grew up and got remarried only to divorce him or he dies too. Then they reunite and everything’s magical again until they bring up old wounds and fight then have a dramatic makeup. But oh no trouble comes from the antagonist and our hero gets killed! Not to worry though because his heart’s going to the sick son who says, and I quote, “Mom did you know him?” Seriously? You start dating the guy again and you don’t tell your son?
I mean that’s literally every plot! Two old lovers reunite but must face their troubled past and then someone dies. Or someone gets sick and the other is trying to help them through it and then they both die, or one dies thus, leaving the other devastated. Let’s not forget the ghosts! There are usually ghosts in these things like Charlie St. Cloud and Safe Heaven. It’s normally the ghost of the dead wife or almost dead girlfriend. Not to mention the car accidents, the fires, the floods, and the big secret trope. I mean who still watches these films? Every time I see a new one I think oh gee that’s never been done before. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a decent romance or chick flick that wasn’t a Disney princess remake. If I want to get technical it was sadly Me before You. Sometimes these films get so predictable like a bad Hallmark movie. Well, hope you guys have a good evening. ‘til next time Femm heads.