Mortal Kombat (1995) // Teen Wolf (2011)
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Francis Lawrence answered my question on Gale…
What do you all think?
adcaelum ha dicho I think him saying they speak for peace vs war is exactly the sort of disgustingly gross cop-out I feared. Calling active resistance among oppressed people groups “war” and nothing else is shudder worthy. But sadly not even remotely surprising.
i feel this. i understand that MJ has this limited understanding of resistance, but this isn’t just some war it’s a rebellion against an authoritarian regime. that kills people. cuts out their tongues, works their bodies to the breaking point, is the source of major environmental crises that causes the cave-in that kills katniss and gale’s dads in the first place, and then takes children to play in the games.
not to mention the fact that peeta isn’t some white flower dove either—he advocates for revolution in catching fire too, technically speaking before gale even does, at the capitol ball. and he doesn’t speak for peace in MJ either, because the capitol hijacks him and he never fully gets his voice back. when he does get control of himself, he fights alongside katniss as best he can. key word being fights. as well they all should. because it’s an authoritarian regime that kills people and uses their bodies as capital.
this is the kind of limited thinking that brought us the travesty known as MJ in the first place, and i am not excited about seeing those misjudgments played out on screen.
Just going to echo elyssa and reiterate that in CF K/G/P are presented as a triumvirate, each representing a different pillar of revolutionary politics (symbol/soldier/politician). This isn’t a standard love triangle or straightforward either-or situation. It most definitely isn’t a balanced triangle in MJ when Peeta is barely a character.
To suggest that Peeta speaks for any stance on the war in MJ in the same way that Gale stands for rebellion is seriously misguided. The binary in question isn’t between Gale/Peeta but that between Gale/Katniss. Peeta’s role in MJ is to demonstrate the cost of rebellion. That Katniss ends up with Peeta is indicative of her myopia, her reactive psychology and her ultimate unwillingness to prioritise the rebellion over the safety of her loved ones. Gale is absolutely dedicated to the rebellion and needs to see it through to the end. Katniss just wants to go home in the knowledge that her family is safe.