NOTE: I'm speaking as a nerdfighter and avid-reader of John Green's books.
I am like most people when a really-well-done book is coming out as a movie. I require three things.
-Totally accurate to every finite detail. Hell, if you need to take three hours to make it, then TAKE THREE HOURS NERDFIGHTERS OR ANY BOOK FANDOM ARE DEDICATED WE WILL WATCH IT ALL.
-Completely accurate casting. I want EXACTLY who I imagined in my head to play them. Create them with robots.
-I want the author to be involved and support everything honestly. If one thing was off, I want them to write a f-king monologue about why that is not okay and how they should've fixed it.
I'm not excited because I don't feel like who they have for Hazel and Augustus (Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort respectively) are right for the roles. I mean, I saw an interview with Woodley where when they asked her about the nerdfighter signal (I think??) and if she knew what it was, she just totally beat around the bush until she kind of admitted she had no clue what it was or how to do it.
I was not amused.
And Elgort looks NOTHING LIKE AUGUSTUS HOLY SHIT. I was like "who the hell are you and what are you doing with the role of Gus?"
I am with the rest of Tumblr. THIS GUY is Augustus Waters.
WHOMP THERE IT IS.
But, all this being said, I am probably going to see the movie in theaters wearing my "Okay? Okay." t-shirt and will probably be sobbing and all that shit.
Because, honestly, it's pretty rare to the let authors be involved in their book's movie being made. And, if John Green approves that's like half-enough for me. The other half is up to me when I see it opening day in 2014.