Wednesday, April 19, 2006

dum dum DAH dumdum dum DAH dum deedledee...

OK, so I'm seeing these trailers for Mission Impossible 3 and I have just one thought:

If Philip Seymour Hoffman and Lawrence Fishburne can't kill Tom Cruise, well, I want a shot at Lennox Lewis. 'Cause there ain't no justice.

So here's a topic: past MI3 and Robin Hood: Prince of Wolves Thieves, when else have you really wanted to see the bad guy in a movie kick the snot out of the "hero"?


Blogger GrigorPDX said...

Well duh!

Any of the three new Star Wars films. I enjoyed the films, but that whiny proto-Vader really got on my nerves.

10:13 PM, April 19, 2006  
Blogger Mick said...

I agree. I was glad to see him get his legs cut off.

I would also have to add Meet The Parents. I actually wanted DeNiro to pull out some of the , ahem, "Interrogation Equipment" on Ben Stiller.

9:01 AM, April 20, 2006  
Blogger Alison said...

Hrm...I am not counting the new Star Wars stuff, since I think of proto-Vader (nice term, grigorpdx) as being the bad guy. Although I totally wanted him to get smacked.

That leaves....Batman & Robin. I actually didn't care enough about either of the title characters to really be bothered if they won, and Ahnold was plenty annoying, but I really wanted Uma Thurman to take out Alicia Silverstone.

9:09 AM, April 20, 2006  
Anonymous swankette said...

Can I vote for Darth to knock whiny-ass Luke off in episode 1, while still keeping everyone else around?

3:17 PM, April 20, 2006  
Blogger dan2bit said...

Slam Dunk - Al Pacino's John Milton over Keanu Reaves in Devil's Advocate. He didn't deserve Charlize, for one thing.

Also Mel reminds me, a host of hapless/helpless heroines, where you're not exactly rooting for the villain, but against the stupidity of the heroine/contrivance of the writing (Jodie Foster in Panic Room, Sigourney Weaver in CopyCat...)

Also does rooting for Magneto count? I suppose the X-Men universe is at least morally questionable enough to allow for villanous heroes and heroic villans, so maybe not the best example.

Anyway that's my 2 bits plus.

10:31 PM, April 20, 2006  
Blogger lemming said...

God has mercifully erased the name of this film from my memory. Battleship something, maybe. Anyway, it involved a highly stratified military society at war with very large bugs. I only liked one of the heroes, and the moment she bared her breasts, I knew she'd get offed soon. (She did.) There was some sort of sub-plot about high school sweethearts split up and reunited.

I attended this film with a group of friends and about 2/3 of the way through we started openly rooting for the bugs. We weren't the only ones.

1:34 PM, April 24, 2006  
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1:35 PM, April 24, 2006  
Blogger lemming said...

Starship Troopers, that's it!!

(cringes at the memory)

3:11 PM, April 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Darth Maul over Liam Neeson in Star Wars, definitely.

Karl the Long-Haired Terrorist over Bruce Willis in Die Hard 1.

And I was totally rooting for Courtney Love in that documentary, "Kurt and Courtney".



12:33 PM, April 25, 2006  
Anonymous michael said...

I always root for the animated germs and viruses on the anthropo-mucus blobs, just because it pisses off Dan.

1:26 PM, May 01, 2006  

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