5 Hollywood Movies That Make You Sympathize With The “Bad Guys”
April 02, 2022 at 02:15 am
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One stark difference between real life and the movies is that we as the audience have a clear view of who the latter’s antagonist is.
Although we support the protagonists because they stand for the greater good, in some cases it becomes hard to hate the so-called villains/grey characters.
These characters go against the general consensus and are referred to as villains.
We list five such “villains” of Hollywood.
Two faces of ‘The Dark Knight’
The black Knight The trilogy is widely considered to be the best on-screen portrayal of the DC superhero Batman.
But it also gave us wonderfully layered villains.
Consider Two-Face aka Harvey Dent. He’s not a bad person. In fact, Dent embodies truth and loyalty first.
It is only after suffering personal losses and failures that anger causes him to lose his morality.
Another entry from the superhero movies, Magneto du x-men franchise is really a gray character, which is the “right” choice for many mutants.
After all, Magneto has witnessed the consequences of being left at the mercy of a mutant-fearing society and doesn’t want humans to take over people like him.
However, he loses his way trying to achieve ultimate dominance.
All dinosaurs from the “Jurassic Park” series
Imagine recreating an entire species of predators thinking you would be able to control them, losing said control, and then labeling the predators as the bad guys (or dinos).
We’re talking about the uber-famous jurassic park trilogy.
Seen through the eyes of the dinosaurs, they are just a group of giant but poor creatures trying to survive and get rid of the mean and intrusive (tiny) humans.
We may remember the years 1999 The Mummy like a grand Indiana Jones adventure tale where a ferocious Egyptian mummy relentlessly follows/torments the main characters.
But in fact, Imhotep, who becomes the mummy, was just a high priest who wanted to resurrect his beloved Anck-su-namun.
Even in his mortal life, Imhotep had only used dark magic to unite with his love, not to wreak havoc.
Erik Killmonger from “Black Panther”
Rounding out the list is Erik Killmonger aka N’Jadaka from Marvel’s Black Panther.
He is considered the antithesis of King T’Challa of Wakanda. However, we couldn’t help but relate to Killmonger’s cause.
After all, he was just a child when his family was killed and had to grow up far from home, embittered by the feeling of having been abandoned by the Wakandan people.