NOTHING IS MORE PUNK THEN LETTING SMALL CHILDREN THINK UR COOL AND TOUCH YOUR HAIR SPIKES
I mean, that scene is word-for-word from the book, so don’t blame the movie! :) Yes, Gus is super pretentious at the start of the story. it’s a character flaw.
Gus wants to have a big and important and remembered life, and so he acts like he imagines people who have such lives act. So he’s, like, says-soliloquy-when-he-means-monologue pretentious, which is the most pretentious variety of pretension in all the world.
And then his performative, over-the-top, hyper-self-aware pretentiousness must fall away for him to really connect to Hazel, just as her fear of being a grenade must fall away. That’s what the novel is about. That is its plot.
Gus must make the opposite of the traditional heroic journey—he must start out strong and end up weak in order to reimagine what constitutes a rich and well-lived life.
Basically, a 20-second clip from the first five minutes of a movie is not the movie.
(Standard acknowledgement here that I might be wrong, that I am inevitably defensive of TFIOS, that it has many flaws, that there’s nothing wrong with critical discussion, and that a strong case could be made that I should not insert myself into these conversations at all.)
the perfect family :’0
I am kind of disappointed in myself for not having a Conan icon sooner
What are you so afraid of!?
I’m REALLY sorry but it looks like they’re about to rap battle
That’s exactly what I thought, too
Epic Rap Battles of DISNEYYYYYYYYYYYY
Hey nice hair
Ms. Curly ass fro
You’re out of control
Mine is slick like the snow
Your right it’s petty to just
focus on your look
Should we focus on talent
'cause we know you can't cook
Go ahead and threaten me with your
little wooden weapon
But not even a bear cankeep me from steppin’
Up on your turf ‘cause I’m
straight rippin’ from Narnia
And if you walk out the door now
I promise no harm to ye’.
coming from a from a Frozen ass bitch
I don’t even need my bow
to deal with this sitch’
I didn’t realise you started rapping
'cause I thought we kept it classy
With the noises coming out your mouth
I thought it was your sister being gassy!
You’ll destroy yourself
by keepin’ everything inside
Your powers can’t be controlled ‘cause
your sick in the mind!
Both parents are dead!
Now you’re ill in the head -
If I didn’t know better I’d say you hated red -
Hair! Cause you changed your sis
Didn’t notice till now but your fate is this
To be upstaged by we the new dominate race
I guess people like us better b/c gingers are running this place.
Don’t pop your top
you unreasonable scot
If you weren’t so selfish then you’d’ve not
turned your mom to a bear
how the hell is that fair?
At least when I try and change people
I only change their hair!
If you say you can go change your fate
But I know the only reason you say you can
Is cause you suck at choosing a date!
Don’t bring up dates to me, ai’ght
'Cause your sister knocked down two me in two nights!
And yet there you are up in your castle aloneHope you don’t get frostbite sweetie just from sitting on your throne!
Once you look inside yourself you’ll realise your a sham
Not an actual royal specimen like I am.
And now you understand I’ve just kicked your ass, so
take my solemn advice dear.
And let it go.
You read the beginning and outro in the voice and you know you did
dwayne johnson, paper, scissors
People criticizing TFIOS because Gus sounds pretentious???
that was the point???
like literally at his fake funeral his best friend talks about how fucking pretentious he is and how annoying it was???
It was one of his character flaws? He was deliberately written that way?
You’re not being clever or critical by pointing it out, you are literally stating a fact about the novel that the author deliberately wrote