Spending time reading novels, watching movies, and following TV shows I have found that I have an interest in murder and the minds of serial killers. Not only that, but I also enjoy dissecting any type of villain apart and trying to understand their motivation for being evil. Since I am a Christian I believe that anybody is capable of being evil but it astound me to what level of “bad” these horrible super villains and murderers are truly willing to be.
One of the movies I watched today was Thor and I have to say, Loki’s character was not very well developed at all. I don’t fully understand the motivation behind his villainous acts or why he became evil in the first place. It seemed to be very weak character development. This saddens me. One of the best things about superhero flicks is the capability of creating an excellent hero but an even more brilliant villain. Everybody loves a good hero but having a great villain will make people go crazy.
Lately, with movie makers especially, they have been taking the route of not having one main villain but a whole host of good/bad people. For instance, one of the other movies I watched today was Taken starring Liam Neesan where there was no main “bad guy”; friends turned on friends and villains that weren’t as evil as you first thought. Even so all the individual motivations of each person were taken into account and they acted accordingly.
Give me a thriller any day that has a complex villain and you spend until the very last minute of the movie trying to solve the puzzle. I will watch an intense action flick or mind blowing mystery thriller but the horrific violent scenes are something I don’t think are necessary. Strangely enough though I don’t do gore. I can handle some violence but only enough to be able to get the taste of what’s going on. Some of my favorite movies like this are Rope, Witness for the Prosecution, Taken, Strangers on a Train, and Red 1 & 2. I may think of more later on but those are the first ones to come to mind.
Anyway, hope you all have been having a lovely day. Happy blogging and good night!
“People aren’t either wicked or noble. They’re like chef’s salads, with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict.”-Lemony Snicket