A friend came out of seeing The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and as much as she loved it, one of the first things she said was: “I know the Peeta lovers are going to hate me for saying this, but how useless was he?”
Seems harsh really, since Peeta embodies a higher self. He’s good to the core. But I guess there are some things that happen to Peeta – or as the Vulture puts it, where he messes up. Even Josh Hutcherson admits it. He introduces himself on Saturday Night Live as the guy who plays “Peeta, the brave young hero who immediately gets hurt and has to be carried around for the rest of the movie.”
So is Peeta really a mess?
The Vulture has decided to create a list of what they call “ALL THE TIMES PEETA MESSES UP IN CATCHING FIRE”
Almost Drowning Right Off the Bat
Getting Zapped by the Force Field
Succumbing to the Poison Gas First
Falling All the Damn Time
Not Really Understanding the Whole Attacked-by-Monkeys Thing
Uselessness During the Clock Sequence
Failing to Protect Beetee
Getting Kidnapped by the Capitol
We still love Peeta. How could you not love a boy who bakes and wears his heart on his sleeve?
You can check out the complete list and their reasoning at Vulture.