The truth is that Ron is my hero. He’s always there
for his friends — sometimes belligerently, but there nevertheless. He’s
also the comic relief in stressful situations; the funny guy with a
great one-liner. And no matter how scared he may be, he will put aside
his fears to support and protect the people he loves. To me, that
represents true courage.
This was one of the cool moments that the film series gave to Ron during ‘The Deathly Hallows part 2’. It shows Ron’s strategic thinking (remembering how to speak in Parseltongue from when Harry did it previously), and also shows that he understood that they would need to get into the Chamber of Secrets to get the basilisk fang that they could use to destroy Hufflepuffs cup.
In any other series, this would be taken as obvious sub-text that Ron secretly fancies Harry (I mean, it’s not not there…) but it doesn’t really appear to carry much weight with most of the fandom. Drarry (Draco x Harry) tends to be a much more popular ship than Candyshipping (which is a very odd name for a ship- wouldn’t Rarry make more sense…?).
It’s also one of the few times in the films that Ron figures out things before Hermione does. Most of these moments tend to come from the two ‘Deathly Hallows’ films. In the first of the two, he realises who R.A.B is, and in the second part of the two films he realises that Harry must be in the Room of Requirement because it never appears on the Marauders Map.
I also love how surprised and genuinely impressed Hermione is when he realises all these things before she does. It’s very endearing and shows how much the two of them respect and care for each other.
It’s these nice little things that make me aware of how good Rupert Grint was at playing Ron Weasley. It’s a real shame he didn’t get more cool moments like this, but I’ll take these over the way he was treated by the screen-writers in the rest of the film series.