Who's the meanest movie character you've ever rooted for?

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#1 Posted by DharmaMember77 (2377 posts) -

Bill Maplewood from Happiness

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Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees.

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#3 Edited by GoogleAndroid (162 posts) -

@xdude85 said:

Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees.

Especially Jason.

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#4 Posted by Flubbbs (4948 posts) -

bill the butcher.. i mean its daniel day lewis, how could you not root for him

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@xdude85 said:

Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees.

I second this motion.

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#6 Posted by destinhpark (4831 posts) -

Daniel Plainview in "There Will Be Blood."

Such a greedy, disgusting slimeball character, but damn is Daniel Day Lewis good or what?! Such an excellent role.

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#7 Edited by AvatarMan96 (7324 posts) -

Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange. For someone who brutalizes and rapes for the heck of it, there's something strangely likeable about him. It certainly helps that Malcolm McDowell did such a great job.

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#8 Posted by Shottayouth13- (7016 posts) -

Michael Corleone.

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#9 Edited by LoG-Sacrament (20397 posts) -

i don't know. daniel plainview from there will be blood is strangely magnetic. his biggest purpose for the story is being somebody who cares only for himself. that combined with his ambition mean he ends up knowingly doing some terrible things. still, his biggest rival in the movie checks off a bunch of stuff on my "f*ck you" list so i can't help but root for him a little there. plus he does some good as well even if it is for his own gain.

i'm sure there are plenty more. pretty much any time a character becomes the focus of the film, there's some degree of empathy created and that includes mean spirited people.

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#10 Edited by VaguelyTagged (10701 posts) -

michael myres.

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#11 Posted by ferrari2001 (17763 posts) -

Calvin Candie in Django was pretty bad ass and so masterfully portrayed, I couldn't help but root for him a little. As well as Doctor Horrible in Dr. Horrible's sing along blog.

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#12 Edited by lensflare15 (6613 posts) -

Tommy Devito (Joe Pesci) in Goodfellas, as well as Alonzo Harris (Denzel Washington) in Training Day.

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#13 Posted by Kurushio (10485 posts) -

Johnny Lawrence from the Cobra Kai Dojo in The Karate Kid.

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#14 Edited by PannicAtack (21040 posts) -

@AvatarMan96 said:

Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange. For someone who brutalizes and rapes for the heck of it, there's something strangely likeable about him. It certainly helps that Malcolm McDowell did such a great job.

I wasn't necessarily rooting for him, but I couldn't help but feel bad for him when his former victims started turning the tables on him.

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#15 Edited by bob_toeback (11267 posts) -

@AvatarMan96 said:

Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange. For someone who brutalizes and rapes for the heck of it, there's something strangely likeable about him. It certainly helps that Malcolm McDowell did such a great job.

I still need to give that another go, but I agree that I found him incredibly likeable.

I'll add Pat Bateman from American Psycho

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#16 Posted by lowkey254 (5965 posts) -

@xdude85: On a similar note, the lawn mower man.

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#17 Posted by AvatarMan96 (7324 posts) -

@bob_toeback said:

@AvatarMan96 said:

Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange. For someone who brutalizes and rapes for the heck of it, there's something strangely likeable about him. It certainly helps that Malcolm McDowell did such a great job.

I still need to give that another go, but I agree that I found him incredibly likeable.

I'll add Pat Bateman from American Psycho

Yeah, Bateman for sure. He was another amazing protagonist

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#18 Edited by sukraj (27501 posts) -

I never root for bad guys.

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#19 Edited by Detroit222 (5371 posts) -

The Grinch.

I have to agree with him - "Oh, the noise, noise noise noise.........", especially when my neighbors have a party into the wee hours of the morning.

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#20 Edited by sammyjenkis898 (28392 posts) -

Frank Booth in Blue Velvet.

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#21 Posted by drinkerofjuice (4567 posts) -

Tuco in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

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#22 Edited by AcidTango (1395 posts) -

Nicky Santoro from Casino.

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#23 Posted by tocool340 (21188 posts) -

@lensflare15 said:

Alonzo Harris (Denzel Washington) in Training Day.

Pretty much the only character I can think of outside Jason, Mike Myers, and freddy Kreuger...

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#24 Posted by LittleMac19 (1638 posts) -

Snape from the Harry Potter films

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#25 Edited by DharmaMember77 (2377 posts) -

@PannicAtack said:

@AvatarMan96 said:

Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange. For someone who brutalizes and rapes for the heck of it, there's something strangely likeable about him. It certainly helps that Malcolm McDowell did such a great job.

I wasn't necessarily rooting for him, but I couldn't help but feel bad for him when his former victims started turning the tables on him.

I'm not sure if Alex would fit into this category. You're really only sympathetic with him when he becomes the victim.

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#26 Edited by bob_toeback (11267 posts) -

@DharmaMember77 said:

@PannicAtack said:

@AvatarMan96 said:

Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange. For someone who brutalizes and rapes for the heck of it, there's something strangely likeable about him. It certainly helps that Malcolm McDowell did such a great job.

I wasn't necessarily rooting for him, but I couldn't help but feel bad for him when his former victims started turning the tables on him.

I'm not sure if Alex would fit into this category. You're really only sympathetic with him when he becomes the victim.

That's the main reason to feel sympathy for someone (something bad happening to them) This topic is about who you've rooted for, regardless.

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#27 Posted by DharmaMember77 (2377 posts) -

@bob_toeback said:

@DharmaMember77 said:

@PannicAtack said:

@AvatarMan96 said:

Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange. For someone who brutalizes and rapes for the heck of it, there's something strangely likeable about him. It certainly helps that Malcolm McDowell did such a great job.

I wasn't necessarily rooting for him, but I couldn't help but feel bad for him when his former victims started turning the tables on him.

I'm not sure if Alex would fit into this category. You're really only sympathetic with him when he becomes the victim.

That's the main reason to feel sympathy for someone (something bad happening to them) This topic is about who you've rooted for, regardless.

No the topic was about rooting for someone even though they're doing terrible things throughout the movie. Alex for a large chunk of the movie can no longer do these things and a part of him does want to change for the better which is why you root for him.

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#28 Posted by bob_toeback (11267 posts) -

@DharmaMember77 said:

@bob_toeback said:

@DharmaMember77 said:

@PannicAtack said:

@AvatarMan96 said:

Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange. For someone who brutalizes and rapes for the heck of it, there's something strangely likeable about him. It certainly helps that Malcolm McDowell did such a great job.

I wasn't necessarily rooting for him, but I couldn't help but feel bad for him when his former victims started turning the tables on him.

I'm not sure if Alex would fit into this category. You're really only sympathetic with him when he becomes the victim.

That's the main reason to feel sympathy for someone (something bad happening to them) This topic is about who you've rooted for, regardless.

No the topic was about rooting for someone even though they're doing terrible things throughout the movie. Alex for a large chunk of the movie can no longer do these things and a part of him does want to change for the better which is why you root for him.

Alright, cool.

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#29 Posted by destinhpark (4831 posts) -

@LittleMac19 said:

Snape from the Harry Potter films

He wasn't a bad guy/villian. He was a total freaking savior. Have you read the entire series?

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#30 Posted by Tqricardinho (477 posts) -

The Joker from The Dark Knight; Bane from The Dark Knight Rises; and Sephiroth from Advent Children

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#31 Edited by PannicAtack (21040 posts) -

@destinhpark said:

@LittleMac19 said:

Snape from the Harry Potter films

He wasn't a bad guy/villian. He was a total freaking savior. Have you read the entire series?

Villain or not, he was still an asshole.

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#32 Posted by lightleggy (16090 posts) -

I have never rooted for a villain, but I have rooted against the main character several times.

For example in "All about steve!" (horrible movie) I was rooting against Sandra Bullock all the time, what the hell was I supposed to like about that obessessive crazy b*tch other than her body?.

And Bucky Larson Superstar (possibly the worst movie I've ever seen), I just wanted for a boulder to crush him since he showed up for the first time in the film.

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#33 Edited by spike6958 (6691 posts) -

Probably Voldermort. I have no real reason why. I just always wanted him to win in the movies, even though I had already read the books and knew how it would end.

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#34 Edited by Ravenous_Joker (297 posts) -

The Joker

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#35 Posted by LittleMac19 (1638 posts) -
@destinhpark said:

@LittleMac19 said:

Snape from the Harry Potter films

He wasn't a bad guy/villian. He was a total freaking savior. Have you read the entire series?

Obviously, the thread clearly states "who's the meanest movie character you've rooted for". Not the meanest villian/bad guy so I would advise you to read the thread title first before commenting. Snape is my favorite character in the series but it still doesn't change the fact that he acted like a complete tool in both the movies and the books.

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#36 Posted by shadowkiller11 (7956 posts) -

Johnny from Naked he was a terrible person yet I was still hoping he would gain some direction in his life at the end. I know there's more but I can't remember

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#37 Posted by foxhound_fox (97003 posts) -

I watch the movie because of him. Batman almost seems as a secondary character meant to frame Joker's malevolent, chaotic insanity.

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#38 Posted by The_Last_Ride (76371 posts) -

Clyde Shelton in Law Abiding Citizen

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#39 Edited by lightleggy (16090 posts) -

@foxhound_fox said:

I watch the movie because of him. Batman almost seems as a secondary character meant to frame Joker's malevolent, chaotic insanity.

I'll never understand the love for the joker, he really doesn't seem that great to me, it's your typical psychopath, I know he is pretty much THE FIRST psychopath in comics but still.

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#40 Posted by conquerorsaint (1332 posts) -

Ra's Al Ghul, he just wants society to start from scratch/clean slate