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#1 TKainZero

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Posted July 19, 2014 - 06:21 PM

Ever watch a movie, and try to interpret it from another point of view?

Like... instead of siding with the main charecters and the Proganists,....

 

Side with the so called bad guy?

 

 

The first time this came to me when I was watching Smallsiville with my buddy... and I thought to myself... you know.. .this lex luther guy seems nice! he is always paying people when he makes a mistake, always trying to do the right thing by people, and then there is Superman, who is going around robbing banks...

 

 

Watching Wedding crashers... the movie follows Vince Vaughn and Luke Wilson... 2 shady dudes that lie their butts off, while crashing weddings... the "BAD Guy" is the boyfriend of one of the girls the guys are chasing... He is a bad guy? because he doesn't want his long term GF to leave him for another guy? How about the girl being a bad person? Cheating on her long term BF...  And... they pose as family members... to hook up with... family members... yuk!!!

 

 

Or even classic star wars...

A glatic government has finnaly surpressed the Religious fanatics (jedi) when some hillbilly, sister kisser,  from the sand pits blows up the GREATEST ENGENEERING FEAT IN HISTORY!!!! Killing MILLIONS of innocent lives...

 

 

Do you ever do this?

What are some other examples of siding with a character that is not presented as the 'Good guy'?

 

 

 



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Posted July 19, 2014 - 09:09 PM

I've never done this. Bad guys/ good guys they can be both. That's the way I prefer it. If someone is just bad or good that is boring to me. I like layers.

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Posted July 19, 2014 - 10:24 PM

While not a movie, Breaking Bad is a good example. The series can be viewed from multiple perspectives, to the point where there were some who were "pro Walt" versus "pro Jesse." Good thread.


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Posted July 19, 2014 - 10:31 PM

While not a movie, Breaking Bad is a good example. The series can be viewed from multiple perspectives, to the point where there were some who were "pro Walt" versus "pro Jesse." Good thread.

 

Another TV series, House of Cards. Some are against Frank Underwood's manipulative techniques and often side with the opposition.



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Posted July 20, 2014 - 05:48 AM

Always rooted for Lex against Clark in Smallville. Maybe it's because of the actors. I can't stand the guy who plays Clark at all.

And I loved Ben in LOST. He wasn't a bad guy though. As a matter of fact, every LOST character is deep and constantly evolving.

 

As far as movies are concerned... I loved HAL9000 in 2001. But I love all AIs so I think that doesn't count. :laughing:


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Posted July 20, 2014 - 07:43 AM

Yes.  When Slater and Zack were at opposite ends, I always could see their motivations; the beautiful Kelly Kapowski.



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Posted July 20, 2014 - 09:00 AM

Same can be done with the Sopranos. You can root for multiple people to succeed. Works that way in stories that has everyone generally at fault and only one person coming out with a win.



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Posted July 21, 2014 - 11:33 AM

While not a movie, Breaking Bad is a good example. The series can be viewed from multiple perspectives, to the point where there were some who were "pro Walt" versus "pro Jesse." Good thread.

Perfect example as me & Buster had several disputes on this very series and topic.

Years ago when I watched wrestling, I usually rooted for the heel.

Edited by MAMBA24ILL, July 21, 2014 - 11:36 AM.

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#9 TKainZero

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Posted July 21, 2014 - 12:41 PM

I like that you guys are getting into the spirit of this!!!!



#10 Busty Bluth

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Posted July 21, 2014 - 02:41 PM

While not a movie, Breaking Bad is a good example. The series can be viewed from multiple perspectives, to the point where there were some who were "pro Walt" versus "pro Jesse." Good thread.Perfect example as me & Buster had several disputes on this very series and topic.

Years ago when I watched wrestling, I usually rooted for the heel.



Disliking walts actions doesn't make me pro Jesse.

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Posted July 23, 2014 - 12:38 PM

So who did you like Busty?


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Posted July 23, 2014 - 02:20 PM

So who did you like Busty?


I like them all in different ways.

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Posted July 23, 2014 - 02:38 PM

The first time I went through Breaking Bad I saw everything from Walt's POV (no pornhub). He was the character that I was attached to and I saw justification for everything he did.

Second time through the series and I'm seeing things from other peoples perspectives. It changed my stance on Walt and his actions and some of the things he was doing.
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Posted July 23, 2014 - 03:37 PM

The first time I went through Breaking Bad I saw everything from Walt's POV (no pornhub). He was the character that I was attached to and I saw justification for everything he did.


Second time through the series and I'm seeing things from other peoples perspectives. It changed my stance on Walt and his actions and some of the things he was doing.


This is correct.

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Posted July 23, 2014 - 05:00 PM

I did this when watching the last 3 seasons of True Blood. I basically find Sookie to be a moron and kill the best Vampire in the whole damn series! Warlow killed her parents because they wanted to kill her. Warlow didn't even kill any of her friends in his pursuit of her. I don't think he killed anybody during the series and he only wanted to be with her so he wouldn't have to kill anyone. Unlike those piece of [expletive] other vampires who got drunk off 1000 year old blood and sought a genocide. But nope, Sookie's dumbass decides to side with those POS vampires smh. Still pissed she killed Warlow, that would of solved everything.

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Posted July 24, 2014 - 11:39 AM

^ Yeah, you have a good point. And i've pretty much always thought Sookie was a loose, skag. 


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Posted July 29, 2014 - 10:10 AM

I always root for the bad guy. I'm a Kobe fan.

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Posted July 29, 2014 - 11:16 AM


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