Dave Galanter
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katefan

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Subj: Re: Back in the 80s and 90s - Who were your favorite BAD GUYS?
Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 at 07:52:46 pm EDT (Viewed 105 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Back in the 80s and 90s - Who were your favorite BAD GUYS?
Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 at 12:43:18 pm EDT (Viewed 108 times)

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    Hmmm. When it comes to professional wrestling Jake The Snake Roberts was great. Randy "Macho Man" Savage was also great. The Hart Foundation were cool, too.



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    As for movies...



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    Vader is a good choice. Between Empire and Jedi he had some decent depth to add to his evil.



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    Face/Off. John Travolta and Nicolas Cage were both great in this film, portraying both super villain Caster Troy and the FBI agent who switches faces with him. It's like the two were trying to see who could over-act whom.



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    The Matrix's Agent Smith! Hugo Weaving's delivery is so awesome in this film. "Misssster Anderson..."



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    "Son of Jor-El, kneel before Zod!" Gawd, Terrence Stamp is every kind of awesome. \:\)



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    Oh, and Chris Claremont's Magneto at this time was amazing. Watching him go from villain to anti-hero was great to read. Honestly? I wish Magneto had died before he became a bad guy again. Watching him "turn heel" once more cheapened the character, in my opinion. I would have liked to have seen Xavier die and Magneto permanently replace him as head of the mutant school. Since then we've seen both characters put through the ringer.


I'll definitely second all of these.

I'm a big Star Wars fan. I love Superman II mainly because I love the villains especially Terrence Stamp's Zod. The First Matrix was fantastic, I was so disappointed when they did more and they weren't as good and it took the shine off the original. Like how disappointing the Star Wars prequels were.

And yes, Magneto was such an interesting character at this point how they were able to take the series main villain and show that he wasn't all bad and that he wasn't beyond redemption. Dr. Doom when written well is the same way. And it is definitely the mark of great writing when you can show that a super villain isn't just a mustache twirling Snidely Whiplash that he is a real person that looks himself in the mirror everyday and really thinks that he is the good guy and that his ends (however evil they seem to others justify his means.

Oh and you forgot Kahn!!!!!!!!!!! I love Star Trek 2.

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