YMMV / The Outsiders

  • Angst? What Angst?: Justified and explained.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Our protagonist's name is Ponyboy. Around fifty years later in 2010, we see 'My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and its well-known fanbase with adult men and teenage boys.
  • Ho Yay: Johnny and Ponyboy.
    • Johnny and Dallas, as well.
      • Plus Johnny and Sodapop. Really, Johnny flirts with everybody.
      • Bro Yay?
      • Nay.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Bob crosses the line when he tries to drown Ponyboy. This is where the Socs graduate from mere bullying to attempted murder.
    • They're waterboarding him (very, very crudely) in the film. It still looks like they're drowning him, and could very easily have resulted in drowning him, so still a MEH in-universe.
  • Narm: The extended cut replaces most of the movie score with generic surfer music, most annoyingly during the rumble.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • The Socs trying to kill Ponyboy and Johnny.
    • The fire that the doctors outright admit will cripple Johnny for the rest of his life if not outright kill him. Johnny was burned so horribly that he suffers for a day or two before finally dying.
    • The rumble, while In-Universe treated as a climactic battle of good and evil, is in reality dozens of young men slugging each other to a pulp. The score of the scene in the film really gets across the fact that, even on this scale, War Is Hell.
    • Dallas, in despair after Johnny's death, gets himself killed by the police.
  • Signature Scene: Johnny's death.
  • Special Effects Failure: In the Moral Event Horizon scene, you will see some of the worst blood effects you will ever see in your entire life.
  • The Woobie: Johnny.
    • In the book, Darry could count as something of a Jerkass Woobie, since although Ponyboy is pretty well convinced his brother doesn't care about him (as he can be pretty cold and harsh at times), he's still trying quite hard to keep his family together and gave up a lot so that they'd get to stay together. Despite the way he acts sometimes, it's hard not to feel sorry for a twenty year old guy who's lost his parents and suddenly has to head his family.
      • It's also important to remember Darry was college bound before his parents died. While he couldn't fully afford it, he was smart (and poor) enough to get scholarships. Instead, he didn't go to college and is struggling to keep his brothers from being trapped like he is.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?: Johnny dying to save children in a burning building. Not symbolic? Look again at his initials.
    • In a church no less.

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