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« on: July 23, 2011, 11:37:45 PM »



I thought this would make for an interesting topic so I'll get this started.

I rooted for Clyde Shelton throughout Law Abiding Citizen.
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2011, 12:21:56 AM »


Return Of The Jedi. The whole time Vader was trying to convince Luke to cross over to the dark side I was going "Do it! Go ahead! Do it!"

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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2011, 12:23:54 AM »

Jack in The Shining
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2011, 02:44:51 AM »

^Same, in the Shining I was rooting for the husband.
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2011, 06:28:31 AM »

Deep Blue Sea - they were trying to make Saffron Burrow's character out to be the bad guy because she genetically altered the sharks, but to me she was by far the most sympathetic and likable character in the whole movie.  The so-called "good" people came off like a bunch of self-righteous pricks.
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2011, 09:30:29 AM »

The Green Hornet.

M:I III

The Dark Knight

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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2011, 01:37:37 PM »



I thought this would make for an interesting topic so I'll get this started.

I rooted for Clyde Shelton throughout Law Abiding Citizen.

You took the words right out of my mouth...after what he went thru, he lives to see the system side with the murderer.  

Even if this movie is fiction, the sense of frustration and anger over cops "siding with thieves" is too prevalent to ignore. How many times have decent people truly been fuc*ed over by the law in real life?

Shelton was truly the victim in the movie. I wouldn't say he was the bad guy, he was a by-product of someone else's actions that personally affected his own life.

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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2011, 04:00:29 PM »

Only because it's the fun way to look at it, I tend to root for the bad guy in any cheesy slasher flick.  Most of the victims tend to be VERY unlikeable, so watching them get sliced and diced is what makes those movies of course...

Also, and this kind of plays into previous comments about Law Abiding Citizen, I always root for the protagonist in any revenge thriller.  They start off as the nice family man, but due to circumstances that occur, they become the 'bad guy' in the eyes of authorities when they seek their revenge.  But, of course, you want to see them get that revenge!
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2011, 04:17:27 PM »



I thought this would make for an interesting topic so I'll get this started.

I rooted for Clyde Shelton throughout Law Abiding Citizen.

You took the words right out of my mouth...after what he went thru, he lives to see the system side with the murderer.  

Even if this movie is fiction, the sense of frustration and anger over cops "siding with thieves" is too prevalent to ignore. How many times have decent people truly been fuc*ed over by the law in real life?

Shelton was truly the victim in the movie. I wouldn't say he was the bad guy, he was a by-product of someone else's actions that personally affected his own life.


Same here. Rooting for Shelton the whole way.

I'd add any movie where the protagonists are just too difficult for me to like. I was just thinking about Pacific Heights recently, and remembered rooting for Michael Keaton's character at times because his victims struck me as such an annoying yuppie couple.
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2011, 08:08:22 PM »

Star Wars series

NOES series

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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2011, 08:20:43 PM »

Blade Runner: *shrugs* I felt more the robots than the humans, especially since they felt more like actual humans than the real humans were.
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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2011, 04:53:50 AM »

Cobra Kai
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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2011, 08:17:06 AM »


Terminator.

The Jackal.

Pitch Black [although do anti-hero's count?]

There's a heap more, but they stand out right at the moment.
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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2011, 11:25:28 AM »

* BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID
* BONNIE & CLYDE
* THE WILD BUNCH

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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2011, 11:28:19 AM »

Thor.

I kinda liked Loki...
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