Honestly, part of me has always loved the bad boy angel. Movies about villains are even better but they are not very common. But also if I think about villains I do go straight for the superhero movies. Something which I really didn’t want to do for this week so… let’s see how I wiggled myself out of his one.
Considering how little I turn to 70’s or 80’s, not to decades before that, I’m glad I watched Taxi Driver. I ended up liking it a lot and can see the similarities between this and Nightcrawler (which I love!) so well now. But Taxi Driver in itself is a story of a mentally unstable veteran. Things do get a bit crazy and violent by the end. Robert De Niro as Travis is great. There’s never a dull moment and I have only good memories of this movie. I’m not generally an all in kind of gal with Scorsese but this is definitely among my favourites of his filmography.
Moving on to the 80’s, we have another famous villain movie – The Shining. This mention does spoil the movie but I’m guessing most have seen it already. If not, I’m surprised because even I’ve seen it and that’s saying a lot. This follows a family who goes to a hotel and bad things start to happen. Kubrick gives us a lot of memorable scenes, many used as gifs and memes, and Jack Nicholson introduces himself as Johnny. I mean what else is there to say?
As you can see, after the 70’s and 80’s we get 90’s. While definitely not in the same ballpark Pulp Fiction also follows villains. The tone here is definitely different, more lighter, comical and oh so Tarantino. Haven’t seen this one in a while but I do remember that this one here is the only one where I really rooted for the villains. By the way, another link, the order I listed the movies here is also the same they appear in the IMDb Top 250 movies. So Pulp Fiction is in the lead on #8, The Shining follows it as €63 and Taxi Driver is #107.
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