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Old 01-27-03, 02:24 PM
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rooting for the bad guy in movies

anyone got some good dvd ideas for movies where you end up rooting for the bad guy - whether intentional or not by the director/writer. e.g pitch black (vin diesal).

i know there was another one ive seen recently because i remember talking to my friends about it, and now i cant think of it (and its driving me mad!).

would you guys consider oceans 11 an example since they are actually robbing the place and breaking the law?
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Heat. I liked Deniro's character much better than Pacino and honestly would have let the "Bad Guy" go. But most movies have to have a nice ending don't they?
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Sondra Locke in Sudden Impact.
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Alan Rickman's villain in Die Hard had class. I also enjoyed him in Robin Hood as the frustrated villain. Don't know if I rooted for him in either case, but he was certainly fun to watch.
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Dr Evil.
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Bond girls.

You know, the evil ones.
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Darth Maul from The Phantom Menace. He was "Da Bomb!"
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Bruce Willis in The Jackal.
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Most recently, Daniel Day Lewis in Gangs of New York.
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Bruce Willis in Payback, was a bad charecter, but over shadowed by worse charecters. Then there was also O-Dogg in Menece to Society. The hughes brothers in that movie talk about how he is a bad charecter, but every one liked him.
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Payback, mel gibson by the way, not bruce willis.
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Moving to Movie Talk from Main. Even though you say you want "dvd ideas," you're asking about the movies, not anything related to the discs' specs.
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Usual Suspects!!!!!!! All the way!
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Chucky from the "Child's Play" films
Feathers McGraw from "The Wrong Trousers"
Maleficent from "Sleeping Beauty"
The headless horseman from "Sleepy Hollow"
The Joker from "Batman"
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Leon, from The Professional. Well he was a bad man really.
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Darth Vader. I liked him because he didn't take s**t from anyone.............until the end of ROTJ.
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Originally posted by Fok
Darth Vader. I liked him because he didn't take s**t from anyone.............until the end of ROTJ.


Also Forest Whitaker's character in Panic Room.
Spoiler:
I wish he got away.
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John Travolta in Swordfish?
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Arlington Rd.

Any Jason movie.
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The Germans in Saving Private Ryan. I just wanted them to shoot that p***y Jeremy Davies.
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Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven (even tho he was the protagonist, he was still a "bad guy").

Micheal Corleone (ditto the above).

While i don't generally cheer for the bad guy in movies, i do tend to find their characters more interesting.
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mickey rourke in "johnny handsome"

awesome modern film noir....

Check out "Angel Heart" as well....
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There are literally thousands of movies that fit this description. Any crime movie worth its salt will have you symapthizing with the "bad guy". How about:

Psycho
Any of the Hannibal Lecter movies
The Getaway
A Perfect World
The Godfather films
Double Indemnity
Goodfellas or pretty much any Scorsese movie
Fargo

The list goes on and on...

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