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Movies where you cheered for "bad guys"

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Movies where you cheered for "bad guys"

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Post by Armoreska » May 17th, 2020, 8:33 am

...that are not actually presented as protagonists too.

I've only got 2 so far:
Inferno
The Predator
possibly Avengers's Thanos movies too

I would imagine there's some nazi propaganda like that but I haven't seen them.
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Post by Onderhond » May 17th, 2020, 9:25 am

All Alien films. And most slashers I guess. Sadly they rarely come out as the winners.

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Post by RBG » May 17th, 2020, 11:03 am

the mask of fu manchu (1932)

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also black moon (1934). tw these films are explicitly racist yet fun
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Post by kongs_speech » May 17th, 2020, 12:57 pm

I've rooted for tons of antihero protagonists, but I'm trying to think of a time I sided with the villain over the hero protagonist. I've got nothing.
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Post by blocho » May 17th, 2020, 2:23 pm

In my childhood, I usually hoped the bad guys would win. Even at a young age, I found the cliches of good vs. bad storytelling very tiresome, and I was always hoping for a surprise ending, especially if the villain was charismatic. I certainly hoped Hans Gruber would beat John McClane in Die Hard, not because I disliked McClane but because Hans was so much fun.

And yes, I rooted for Thanos in the Avengers movie where he kills everybody. He wasn't charismatic at all, but he killed so many characters I truly despised.

Also, the shark in Deep Blue Sea. Hard to not have sympathy for a killer movie animal with such great timing.

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Post by gromit82 » May 17th, 2020, 3:25 pm

During Jurassic Park, I remember calling out, "Eat Timmy first." But I don't think I was rooting for the dinosaurs to eat any of the other people.

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Post by burneyfan » May 17th, 2020, 4:16 pm

Never mind -- I think I misunderstood the category! :-)

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Post by AdamH » May 17th, 2020, 4:40 pm

gromit82 wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 3:25 pm
During Jurassic Park, I remember calling out, "Eat Timmy first." But I don't think I was rooting for the dinosaurs to eat any of the other people.
Similar to that, I was hoping for Tea Leone to be killed in Jurassic Park 3.

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Post by He Lies Hayes » May 17th, 2020, 10:18 pm

The drug dealing punks in Class of 1984.

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