The third instalment of the popular After series, After We Fell, picks up right after the events of After We Collided. Tessa (Josephine Langford) has decided to take the leap and move to Seattle. Her choice hasn’t come lightly however, especially because Hardin (Hero Fiennes Tiffin) doesn’t want her to go. Their relationship has never been easy, but as all these changes occur, revelations about both Tessa and Hardin’s family threaten to tear them apart forever.
Long story short, I am very late to the After fandom. I read all four books in the span of two weeks back in June and fell head over heels in love. Are they crap? Absolutely. Are they amazing nonetheless? Yes, yes they are. It’s like a train wreck I couldn’t look away from and eventually I had to admit to myself that I was obsessed. So, you could imagine my excitement that I would finally have the opportunity to see one of the films on the big screen. I had high hopes for this one as book three is my favorite. The previous two instalments were fine, however I still wanted more from them. Book three had a lot to live up too.
There was a lot to appreciate in this movie. Both Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin have grown so much since they started this journey together and you can really tell this time around. Hero, in particular, really impressed me (and no, I’m not just saying that because I’m in love with him). It seems like he’s grown over the years and he really made me feel for him. Their chemistry together is on fire, it almost doesn’t seem real.
I loved that for once, it seems like we finally have a director who understands these characters and knows how important it is to deliver a close to perfect book to film adaptation for fans. Castille Landon did a fabulous job incorporating as much as she could from the largest volume in the series and I’m thrilled that she’s on board for the fourth and final one too.
After We Fell exceeded my expectations entirely. I really wasn’t sure what to expect going into it and was satisfied walking out of the cinema. Now excuse me while I wait (im)patiently for After Ever Happy.