It Seems People Have *Mixed Feelings* About Wattpad Movie 'After We Collided'

The trailer was released in July.
by Bernadette Rivera   |  Aug 6, 2020
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If you went through a Wattpad phase in 2014, you must be familiar with the hit YA novel After by Anna Todd. Some of the characters in the story were based on One Direction members, but names were changed later on in the ~official~ version.

The romantic novel turned into a four-part series that revolves around a girl named Tessa who met a frat boy named Hardin who would eventually change her life (for the better or worse seems to be the question among viewers). In 2019, it was adapted into a film after its huge success and you heard it right, they are releasing the sequel this year.

If you finished the four books, you'll know that the main characters in the story have a dramatic and complicated relationship that made some readers (including One Direction fans) criticize the series for "romanticizing abusive and toxic relationships," as well as casting Harry Styles' name in a bad light. The series has been referred to as the teen version of 50 Shades of Gray. (It's interesting to note that hit movie franchise The Kissing Booth, another Wattpad film adaptation, has also been criticized for reinforcing toxic masculinity as seen in Elle and Noah's relationship.)

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In response, loyal fans defended the piece, with After stans saying the movie actually helped them. Here are some reactions to the trailer:

In the movie, Hardin is played by Hero Fiennes Tiffin, who also played young Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Tessa is portrayed by Josephine Langford who played Darcie Chapman in the film Wish Upon. Josephine is also the sister of 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford.

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