Villains in films are typically portrayed as completely evil with little or no redeeming qualities. They usually have some goal or motive to benefit no one and cause catastrophic damage. Sometimes, though, the weirdest villain gets around that maybe wants something simple, or maybe their goals are completely justified.
Maybe they’re just doing their job, or maybe their motives aren’t so bad once you think about it. Either way, villains like this feel more human because they have more redeeming qualities, and above all, a completely understandable point.
Ed Rooney – “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986)
Ed Rooney (Jeffrey Jones) is principal at Ferris Bueller’s (Matthew Broderick) High School. So, when Bueller decides to take a day off pretending to be sick, Rooney has reason to be suspicious, as Bueller was absent nine times that semester for no real reason. Rooney is portrayed in the film as an old nerd, but in all fairness, Bueller is a jerk.
Bueller pretends to be ill and ends up rallying the whole town around him and setting up a charity to save him while he’s having the time of his life, and Rooney seems to be the only one who makes it. wants to stop. Sure, Bueller may be idolized by fun-loving kids, but as those kids turn into adults, they begin to understand Rooney more. Granted, he probably shouldn’t have broken into the Bueller’s house. just a thought.
Mr Hector – “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” (1992)
Ed Rooney, same as Mr Hector (Tim Curry) is a responsible adult who is just trying to do his job. She suffers just like Rooney, portraying her as a grumpy old party pooper, but in this case, her opposition is actually for the safety of a child.
Kevin McCallister (macale culkin) gets winded after accidentally taking the wrong flight in New York. Luckily, he has his father’s credit card and uses it to book a room in a hotel, completely on his own. It seems Mr Hector is the only person to suspect that an only child is using a credit card to book a room in a hotel with no adults, and rightly so. Were this a real situation, that child would be in grave danger, especially alone in New York City.
Lord Cutler Beckett – ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End’ (2007)
Lord Cutler Beckett (tom hollander) appears first in dead man’s ChestBut he plays a more prominent role in its sequel, at World’s End. He is calm, calm and at all times self-confident and surprisingly intelligent. While she has no problem stepping on others to get what she wants, her goals are actually quite noble.
Beckett seeks to rid the world of piracy, which was so prevalent in the era of movies, in fact so widespread that it is still known as “The Golden Age of Piracy”. Essentially, he wants to stop all the destruction, theft and murder done by innocent traders in the open sea. Although his methods are questionable, he has a very compelling motive.
Kane – “Be Movie” (2007)
Ken (Patrick Warburton) seems like she’s constantly angry and high-powered, but in all fairness, she has every reason to be. one of the many reasons why Bee Movie It was so strange because Ken’s wife falls in love with a bee. Yes true. Apparently, several years of dating and planned marriages don’t make much sense if you happen to be a fuzzy little pollinator with a stinger.
Ken continually tries to kill the bee, as do many ordinary people when they meet one in their home, but his attempt is always thwarted by his wife. With a bee ruining her marriage and Kane being the villain for it, it’s no wonder he’s angry all the time. The poor man just can’t catch a break.
The Hyenas – “The Lion King” (1994)
It should go without saying that hyenas are carnivores. They need to eat meat to survive. It’s not their fault that Simba (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Apart from the fact that Simba, being a lion, himself is not at all innocent. He may not have actually eaten meat on screen, but he is also a non-vegetarian, and it is doubtful that he only ate salad as a child.
Granted, plot with scars (Jeremy Irons), the usurper of the throne, is not good for them at all, but their motivation for doing so is because they want the right to hunt in the Pride Lands, which is the territory of the lions. Basically, lions, at the top of the food chain, are always getting good prey, and hyenas want some of it too. Who can blame them for this?
Bruce – “Finding Nemo” (2003)
hyena-like The Lion KingBruce (Barry Humphries) is a shark and thus, a carnivore by nature. He survives by eating small fish. It’s not really his fault that Marlin (Albert Brooks) and lanyard (Ellen Degeneres) just happened there.
It should also be noted that Bruce was making every effort not to eat fish. It wasn’t until Dory was accidentally hurt and bleeding profusely that her carnivorous instincts began.
Jigsaw – ‘Saw’ (2004)
jigsaw (tobin bell) may seem a brutal and calculated killer on the surface, but when you dig deeper, his reason really makes sense. On the other hand, his approach is not so much. The story of Aara is that he is a retired civil engineer who is suffering from brain tumor and is nearing the end of his life. Upon his diagnosis, he had a newfound appreciation for his existence and wanted others to feel the same way about his life.
Unfortunately, not everyone does. His solution is to capture people and force them to take part in a series of trials, all of which are meant to be solved, but fail to have fatal consequences. Many of these people he abducts are reckless people who are on hard drugs or other self-perpetuating vices, and those who survive often begin to appreciate their lives more. So, in a way, he was absolutely right, although there must be a better way to speak his mind without putting people in a death trap.
Ra’s al-Ghul – “Batman Begins” (2005)
Ra al-Ghul (Liam Neeson) is another case of a villain with a good point but terrible ways. As the leader of the League of Shadows, Ra’s goal is to restore peace to places where there is none. One of many such places is Gotham City. He plans to do this by releasing a toxin into the air, which will cleanse the city of most human life. Then, the city can rebuild from the rubble and become a beacon of hope and harmony.
His reason for doing so is simple: Gotham is a pool of crime, chaos, and corruption, and Ra feels that it is irreplaceable. Although he is essentially stopped by Batman (Christian Bale), he ends up being right. In the following sequel, Gotham becomes subject to a wave of crime that is worse than it’s seen. Batman Begins, and many more innocent people die because of the destruction. Maybe Gotham is truly irreplaceable.
Jareth the Goblin King – Maze (1986)
When a young girl named Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) Tired of babysitting, she wants her baby brother to get away. It is only after meeting the Goblin King, Jareth, that he realizes his terrible mistake (David Bowie) he informs her that he will have one last chance to get her back, but only if she navigates a mysterious labyrinth within thirteen hours.
As she does so, Jareth realizes that he is not that bad. The child is well taken care of in Jareth’s palace and he remains a part of musical numbers and dance parties for hours. He even starts enjoying himself. Perhaps Jareth is better than the child’s own sister at taking care of the child. Obviously, because Sarah literally sent off her brother so that she wouldn’t have to bear his cries.
Ras Kargil – “The Simpsons Movie” (2007)
Russ Cargill (Albert Brooks) is the chairman of the EPA in the widely beloved film The Simpsons Movie, Joe is fed up with the amount of pollution in Springfield. Although the Springfielders make a valiant effort to reduce the waste by placing hundreds of “no dumping” signs near the lake, it eventually goes haywire when Homer (dan castellaneta) ignores the above signals and puts a silo full of pig feces in it.
With this being the last straw, Russ encircles Springfield in a giant glass dome and then plans to blow up the entire city. Even though the methods don’t make sense, Kargil ultimately wants less pollution and garbage in the city, which isn’t really such a bad thing.
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