We watched that movie my sophomore year of high school. I cried, a lot. And no, it's not the wrong choice because Max is actually a gentle soul who unfortunately looks like his murdering dad, and Kevin reveals that side to everyone.Really should stop powerleveling, but recent posts made me remember this incident in middle school.
So I was taking this film elective where we just watched movies, and one of the films we watched was about this learning-disabled-but-strong kid who befriends a kid who's a genius but has serious physical disabilities. In the end the learning-disabled kid gets better at reading and shit, while the smart one succumbs to his disabilites and fucking dies at like 12.
The teacher asked who we'd rather be, and I said definitely the learning-disabled one because I didn't want to die around my then-current age. They got irritated and scolded me for making that choice.
Still think I was completely right.