Movies

I like the villain. Is there something wrong with me?

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That’s actually not true. He he. I don’t like villains. I was the kid who always chose to play as the counter-terrorists in Counterstrike even though there were “rumours” that the terrorists were more powerful. Damn I miss those days. Not really.

But there’s something admirable about certain villains. So admirable that they almost make it look like the makers of the movie want you to like the villain more than the hero. These villians single-handedly make the movie so good. The movies I am talking about are ones like

Night Crawler

The Dark Knight

Split

Clockwork Orange

So what’s wrong with Split? We have a dude who goes around kidnapping girls, makes them take off their clothes and finally eats them. Now what could possibly be wrong about this friendly bloke? Seems like a pretty good role model to me!

Reasons why I tend to sympathize with this guy:

He is mentally ill

Multiple personality disorder is “sooooo cool” (only when it happens to others)

He has unbelievably good discipline

People are mean to him

And most importantly, he has good taste in music. Damn those moves were killer(no pun intended).

Jake Gyllenhaal’s character in Night Crawler actually inspired me. That guy is as creative as Casey Neistat! He’s the kind of guy you would want to be part of your start-up company. He’s got the ideas, plans and most importantly, the ability to do some kickass talking.

I could go on and on about these villains. Obviously, they are all horrible, fucked-up people who deserve to be stopped. However I found some interesting qualities in all of them. For example, all of them have such determination that makes them almost unstoppable. I admire their drive. They are all “perfectionists” and they are really good at what they do.

One last thing about Split:

Everyone’s thinking it. I am just putting it out there. That “Beast” thing was just bullshit.

The Grey

I don’t know what it is about these kind of movies that I like so much!(https://randomthoughtbeam.wordpress.com/2016/03/05/the-revenant/)

Liam Neeson, as always is spectacular in the movie. The cold does a good job of amplifying fear. Visuals and sound are good. This is kind of absurd but after watching the movie, I’m kinda scared of my dog who also happens to be my best friend. My takeaway from the movie- Fight for your life. Fight for others. Do not fear death. When life messes with you, kick it in the face! Also, stay in shape. You never know when you might need it!

Now, off to watch the Accountant.

The Revenant

I am sorry. This is not actually a review. Its just my thoughts on a few scenes from the movie.
Have you ever felt like you liked a movie a little later after watching it but you did not like it as much while watching it? I don’t know if you understood that. Sorry for grammatical errors! I have felt the same way for several movies. My first such experience was for The Dark Knight Rises. I have to mention that I cried during Micheal Caine’s emotional dialogue with Christian Bale. That was a powerful scene. Overall, I did not like the movie as much as The Dark Knight. I was expecting more but right after coming out of the cinema, I began to realise that the movie wasn’t actually that bad. Especially after my friend said “I’m watching this again”. This kind of a revelation-after-the-movie was felt even more after watching Prometheus. It was like pieces of a puzzle coming together. I was driving back from the cinema and I realised how the scenes at the beginning of the movie actually made sense by the end of the movie. To be honest, while watching the movie I thought it was crap. The Revenant was a slightly similar experience. One main difference was that I thoroughly enjoyed the movie while watching it. I enjoyed it even more after leaving the cinema! The movie was gripping. It was the first time I saw a movie that was extremely slow and gripping at the same time. Well, not actually. 2001 A Space Odessey. Nothing more to say.
Anyway, the movie carried me with it all along the way. Since there was no complex plot, it was easy to follow. I was relaxed while watching the movie. You could feel the pain of a helpless father throughout the movie. It was a series of unfortunate events. I even began to think about what it would be like to be a father! Damn it’s going to hard! It’s like you have a small version of you running behind you all the time, who wants to do things that you do and if you loose sight of it , may end up dead. It’s very hard to keep these things alive! I have to point out that I did not recognize Tom Hardy until like half an hour into the movie. He did some excellent work. Oh how much I hated his character though!. I cannot tolerate such people in real life too. They might not be as severe as the character in the movie but I sense that kind of attitude in people quickly. Traitors, waste of life. That’s what they are. Thoroughout the movie I wanted to drive a samurai sword through him. My main takeaway from the movie was the line- “I’ll be right here”. It has been often said in many other movies but the situations in this movie was different. They said it when all hope was lost. Even after they knew that things aren’t going to get better they still said it to each other. “I’ll be right here”. I guess it’s what people actually want to hear at the worst of times. The knowledge that there is at least a single person in the whole world who is willing to stand beside you and face the storm gives you amazing courage. Speaking of storms, the scene where the native American helps Glass keep warm during the storm was just epic. I don’t remember that scene having any good background score but it did great even without one. The whole movie lacked a good background score. In Reservoir Dogs I actually felt suffocated due to the lack of background music. Again, the movie was awesome even without one. Finally I wish to talk about the scene where Glass jumps off a cliff with a horse. Poor animal but great scene. A sudden transition during an already intense chase scene. All in all I liked the movie. I wish there would be more movies like this in the future.