I am so appreciative of this movie for this particular moment. Marianne is finally getting to explore the Dark Forest and, though it is still dangerous, Bog shows her how to experience it safely. Once she’s figured it out, she starts having a blast and gets real into it by jumping and flipping around.
But then she slips.
I love that even though she’s changed so much and is now a badass Tough Girl, she’s still Marianne: the sweet, klutzy dork we saw at the beginning of the film underneath it all.
And what’s even better about this moment is how Bog reacts. When he saves her, he doesn’t freak out or make fun of her or scold her for being reckless (unlike Roland). He doesn’t even say anything. He just smiles, helps her get back on her feet, and goes right back to their flight. He knows she’s fine.
Then Marianne starts to sing their love song, because I think she realized that too. She’s finally met someone that doesn’t judge nor ciriticize her for her quirks, but instead really likes them. Really loves them, in fact.
This is the precise moment that Marianne’s prophetic words came true!
“…If I find a guy out there who takes my hand and looks me in the eye, and I don’t wanna hit him, I’ll consider it…”