A few days ago I first encountered an infamous scene from movie called “The Fault in Our Stars”. In that scene, a guy takes a cigarette in his mouth, but doesn’t lit it. Why? “It’s a metaphor, you see. You put the thing that does the killing right between the teeth, but you never give it the power…
FUNFACT: The expression “arrow to the knee” is referring to marriage, not an actual arrow to the knee.
You know proposing, kneeling, arrow to the knee. Yeah. (Roland told me, also he says hi^^)
but back to your actual post. Yes i agree it is lame, Yes it is pretentious. But no it doesn´t bother me. I think John knows it is a pretentious and a slightly silly metaphor. And maybe it doesn´t work as well in the movie, as in the book. I dont know havent seen it yet.
So maybe it does´t work in a movie, but that moment is a very good description of Augustus Waters as a character. He is pretentious as fuck.
And thats why the ending is so good. I don´t know if you have read it but to me, that change in Agustus is really what just kills me (makes me cry every time i read that book)
I just think the movie is so much more than just that scene, and i hope it will be amazing. And its funny, nobody reacted this strongly to this scene when the book came out.