Why You Should Never Friend Zone the Good Guy, According to 'Crimson Peak'
By Ashley Crossan
There’s a very important life lesson to be learned from watching Crimson Peak!
Crimson Peak is Guillermo Del Toro’sgothic romantic thriller with a dash of horror, but really, it’s a profound life lesson about what happens when you stick a genuinely good guy into the dreaded FRIEND ZONE.
Mia Wasikowska plays Edith Cushing, a smart, intelligent girl who (appears) to have a good head on her shoulders with an aspiration of becoming the next great writer. Her career path seems pretty on track too, that is, until the mysterious Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston) rolls into town and destroys everything.
Let’s start by saying this: We get it. We know what Tom Hiddleston looks like. We’re well aware of his overall charm. His character is mysterious, British, and even shows off his butt at one point… we’re with you. But even so, his long gazes and cagey glances at his sister are enough to give us Ted Bundy vibes from the get-go.
Then we have her childhood BFF, Dr. Alan McMichael (Charlie Hunnam). Yes, Dr. stands for DOCTOR. He’s known her since they were kids, he completely gets her, he’s witty, he’s sweet, and he’s handsome as hell. Oh, and did we mention that he’s a doctor?!
So while the choice may seem obvious, Mia Wasikowska friend-zones the HECK out of Charlie Hunnam and moves across the pond to England with sketchy Tom Hiddleston to live in this giant RED FLAG of a mansion…
…where she’s forced to become roomies with Lucille Sharpe (Jessica Chastain), a Cersei Lannister of a sister-in-law.
Annnndddd cue the crazy.
The moral of the story is this: If Mia would have stayed at home with DR. Charlie and had a happy life, there would have been NO ghosts.
NO tragic deaths.
NO Lizzie Borden of a sister in law.
NONE of this…
..and none of THIS.
THAT is why you should never friend zone a good guy, as told by Crimson Peak.