Seven movies or franchises where I rooted for the bad guy

Sometimes, the movie’s bad guys outdo their heroes. Whether by their skills, charisma or because you just have to pity them. I have compiled my own personal list of such movies. Feel free to disagree.

Let’s begin.

  • Twilight franchise: Every single bad guy in it.

 

What is the franchise about: To those people who had enough sanity to avoid the insanity that is the Twilight craze, I will tell a bit about these movies. In these movies Bella (played by K. Stewart) falls in love with an over one hundred year sparkly vampire named Edward (played by R. Pattinson). I’m not kidding. Vampires in this story sparkle. During their ‘love’ story they take down multiple villains, Bella gets suicidal after Edward leaves her then they hook up again get married and have a half vampire daughter named Renesmee. That’s it. It’s only redeeming quality is Edward’s adopted brother Jasper Cullen né Whitlock, who is the one of the few rounded characters in the series.

 

What caused me to make the choice: Well, to tell you the truth it was the so called heroine of the franchise that made the choice for me. How pathetic is the series when you want to see the main character becoming a buffet to any vampire she meets? We nearly get the chance in Twilight and in latter films, but alas she still lives.

 

  • Thor and Avengers franchises: Loki

 

What are the franchises about: The Thor franchise introduces the Norse gods to us. The Avengers picks up where Thor leaves and makes the titular protagonist group The Avengers fight Loki the God of Mischief and his army of Chitauri.

 

What caused me to make the choice: What’s not to like about Loki? He actually uses his brain over his brawn and has cool magic powers. In Thor he was given a back-story people can relate to and personally, throughout that movie I was torn between wanting to hug him and slap some sense into him. If people actually listened to him for once he’d make a kickass advisor as he sees the world so much clearer than Thor or anyone in Asgard (perhaps save for Frigga).

 

  • The X-men franchise: Magneto

 

What the franchise is about: this franchise is about mutants with cool powers and their relationship with humans. It’s got everything an aspiring fantasy fan could want and more.

 

What caused me to make the choice: Frankly, it was a tough call between Magneto and Major Stryker. Both of them are shrewd in their own way, but Magneto’s charisma, back story and the fact that there is a chance that the future of Mutants vs. Humans he envisions has a good chance of coming true won me over. His power of Magnetism is just the icing on the cake.

 

  • Fight Club: Tyler Durden

What the movie is about: A fight club started by the main character and his alter ego Tyler Durden. I was quite scptical when I watched it, but I loved it.

What caused me to make the choice: Sure, Tyler’s just a part of the main character, but he’s wild, sexy, charismatic and carefree. He’s the type of guy who doesn’t give a flying one about what people think of him.

 

  • The Home Alone franchise: Harry and Marv

 

What the franchise is about: this franchise is about a kid getting left home alone and defending himself from robbers.

 

What caused me to make the choice: Frankly, I felt sorry for those two. Getting beaten by a kid is nobody’s idea of a picnic, but Kevin (played by M. Culkin) makes Harry and Marv go through absolute hell and the more I watch these movies the sorrier I am for those two.

 

  • The Lord of the Rings franchise: Saruman

 

What this franchise is about: an idiotic hobbit finding a powerful magical artifact, keeping it and endangering all of Middle Earth, causing nine heroes to step up to save the day.

 

What caused me to make this choice: Although Saruman is not the main baddie in this franchise, he’d the one that really stands out. No offence to the Witch King or Sauron, but they got far less screen time and character development than needed to interest me. Plus their deaths were just so pathetic. And although Saruman is not quite as kickass in the movies as he is in the books, but his strategic genius and overall power is nothing to sneeze at.

 

  • Dracula (1992) aka Bram Stoker’s Dracula : Dracula

 

What the movie is about: It follows the story of Johnatan Harker as he entangles himself in a world of the supernatural. It is the best attempt to turn Bram Stoker’s Dracula  into a movie.

 

What caused me to make the choice: Garry Oldman’s performance as Dracula, of course! He mixes the kindness and ruthlessness that anyone who had read Dracula would recognize and makes it into an art form. Seriously, by the end you start to feel sorry for Dracula.

 

 

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