But even more striking is the occasional instance when we find that the "bad guy or girl" is actually more sympathetic and involving than the protagonists. We're rooting not for ultra high body counts or lots of ripped clothing, but honestly hoping the villain attains their goal.
So let's get down with the misunderstood and just plain righteously wrong. If I miss your favorite evil to root for then spit some bullets and set me straight below!
Rutger Hauer is one unrelenting sunuvabitch throughout this whole movie, but at the end we see what it's all been about for him and it's hard not to take his side. He's got a dove for goodness sake! The whole construct of Blade Runner is one of the best sci-fi has to offer - at what point does life count? Good stuff, and a very understandable villain.
Can somebody just give this kid a hug? And some Prozac?! Basically a nice guy who's all wigged out, literally, by sexual issues and mommy stuff. Creepy for sure, but you can't hate the guy for things that are out of his control. Besides, it's not like most of the people he's interacting with are of the highest character anyway. Sometimes a boy's just gotta get down and dirty.
Bateman is fun, and he's living in a world populated by superficial, annoying, effete, jerkwads and their disposable mates. So seeing him ending some lives with a chainsaw and an axe while dancing to hits from the 80's is a pure joy to behold. I even want him to feed the cat to that ATM. Let the bodies hit the floor!
Anybody looking to defend the census taker? Or Dr. Chilton? Buffalo Bill was kinda sad, depressing and twisted, but Lecter is a mofo I'd love to have dinner and drinks with - provided I could side step him finding me discourteous. The man has style, wit, grace, and most importantly, a purpose. Too bad for Dr. Chilton I suppose.
This movie knocked my socks off when I first saw it. Leslie Vernon is easily one of the most compelling slasher's I've ever seen. Not only is he motivated and funny, but he's got a logic to his approach that has you nodding your head along with what he's saying. Even when it involves the brutal slaying of a house full of teens. That's some powerful mojo my friends!