Terrible films with great villains - Page 4
I already cited COMMANDO in the 'great films with terrible villains' thread, citing Dan Hedaya as the terrible villain.
In no way, shape, or form is COMMANDO a terrible film. You heretic.
Happy Gilmore perfectly captures that weird, immature rage you feel at trying a sport like Golf that looks easy.
Glad people are agreeing that Shooter McGavin is such an underrated character. There seems to be an unfairness that Shooter ends up being chased and presumably mercilessly beaten by Richard Kiel and an angry mob at the end of the movie, since he's really no better or worse than the "hero". Sandler's first few movies are the only one's where he really played an anti-hero to the point that you were actually sympathetic of the villains - it's entirely agreeable, for example, that Leslie Mann's character wouldn't want Sandler dating her sister in "Big Daddy". Sandler makes some cracks about Mann's character, but we don't really believe him - Sandler could just as easily hired a villain actress that wasn't smoking hot and sincere, but he didn't really care if you sided with his character in the first ten minutes of the movie. In the early years, selling the joke and the characters was more important than crossing over big. Eventually though, as Sandler became more vain and his characters became 40 year-old "great guys", the villains became SO lightweight that there's zero conflict or narrative tension, so it's always Dave Mathews or, if we're lucky Lucy Lawless and Guy Pierce phoning it in - it's one of the big reasons the last ten years or so of Sandler movies have sucked so bad. Colin Quinn's villain in "Grown Ups" is so tacked on and in inconsequential, its puzzling to see why they even bothered having an antagonist for Sandler's Mr. Perfect awesome millionaire dad character.
"i've never seen so many dead hookers in my entire life!"
"God knows I have."
There are some gem one-liners in there.
Or how about,
"Mildred! Hey, Mildred!"
"Hi Mitch. You know, my name's not Mildred, right?"
"Actually, you never told me your name, so I just guessed."
It's not even that funny, but for some reason, it cracks me up.
"After you left, we totally kicked those guys asses"
"Is that really true?"
"Well, everything but the last part - during that last part, the exact opposite happened"
"Isn't that kind of immature, grown men fighting each other?"
"Grown men fight each other all the time, like in that movie ... Kickboxer"
Artie: You like that girl, hu?
Artie: I can tell you really like that girl, because when you're not telling the truth you say "nooooooooooooo"
Norm: Get out of here, what are you talking about?
Artie: Here, I'll show you. Have you ever been to the moon?
Artie: Have you ever robbed a bank?
Artie: Did you once say that you could understand why women find Sean Connery sexually attractive?
Later, Norm acts embarrassed when he sees a poster for "Thunderball"
God dammit, The Horned King still gives me the creeps; he barely does anything in the damn film and still, he's dowright terrifying, its all in the voice work.
No wonder that The Lich in "Adventure Time" is pretty much an expy of him.
Jemaine Clement's plagiarizing sci-fi author in Gentlemen Broncos.
To be fair, he's by no means a "great villain." But by being merely weak instead of completely awful like every other aspect of this movie—a movie so abysmally, unwatchably bad even Sam Rockwell couldn't elevate it—he looks great by comparison.
How many other movies can say that their villain is Ron Jeremy's possessed penis?