Well, if you notice, they are showing shots of the main characters only, although there were 18 kids in the class that year. Also, only one of them scored a 3 while the others got 4 or 5. I think it was interesting that Angel did get a 5, considering how much of a rebel he was at the beginning.
Angel was a rebel, but there was the scene where he knew that -2-2=0, which the other students didn’t know. He also took initiative to ask the teacher about not being been carrying books, which shows that Angel wanted to study but just didn’t want others to know.
So the movie had conveyed the idea that Angel was really smart and dedicated to it.
11 out of 10.
Makes you want to stand up and deliver ...a cheer.
Angel was always smart, as the zero scene shows.
He was afraid he wouldn’t look cool lobbing around books and actual doing well. A lot of this movie is Angel’s journey to the final realization that he is destined for better. That day comes when his loser banger friend beats him up and leaves him in the street.
Even at the beach after surviving the test he is reluctant to join them for a victory swim — still afraid he’ll look uncool hanging with the math nerds.