Ferris Bueller is The New Batman
Ferris Bueller is the type of kid who is always testing his limits during times he should not be. He knows exactly who he can pick on, it just so happens that the vice principal of his school, Mr. Rooney, is one of those people. On this particular skip day, Rooney, is on to him and his phony illness. Ferris had it made; out of school for the day with his best friend, Cameron, but that was not enough, he wanted more. He wanted Sloane. Ferris, being the sly genius that he is, devised a plan to make that happen. Moments later, Mr. Rooney receives a phone call (from who he believes to be Ferris impersonating Sloane’s father). While he is in the middle of threatening this man on the phone, he receives a call on the other line. Who could it be from? Well, Ferris Bueller of course. Once Rooney realizes that he just strung together some of the nastiest words the English language has to offer and directed them towards a parent, he is catapulted in to a long line of apologies. At this point, Rooney will do anything for this enraged parent so he does not lose his job. It is later discovered that the mysterious man on the phone asking for Sloane to be released from school was Cameron. Ferris’ plan was executed perfectly.
This is one of my favorite scenes from the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off because it portrays all of the characters so perfectly. Ferris is a manipulative teenage boy who always seems to do whatever he wants and never gets caught. His best friend, Cameron, is someone who plays by the rules, because of his timid, dull lifestyle. These contradicting personalities prove to be beneficial to both characters throughout the course of the film. Vice Principal Rooney plays the role of the villain; he is trying to ruin Ferris’ skip day and force him to repeat his senior year. He has a very old school way of doing things, which does not clash well with Ferris’ ideal lifestyle.
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