ANSWERS: 39
  • I am old fashioned and want the hero to win, but I like movies to at least help us understand the antagonist/villain.
  • whichever one they're trying to make us feel sorry for... Its like watching scarface and then watching the untouchables... im easily manipulated lol
  • I like it best when the psychological profile of the hero and villian is laid bare. Silence of the lambs comes to mind as a prime example. With only a one dimensional character playing Lechter, the movie would be a flop.
  • I personally think that the villian is usually more developed as a character, if done well, we feel sorry for him, and understand his angst. Sometimes I just get so sick of the good guy winning. Maybe because in real like it's not that neat and tidy.
  • I usually want the hero to win, though I end up forgetting that at points, and realize how interesting the bad guy is or how messed up he is, as in the case of the joker in dark knight.
  • H E R O !!! The villian winning would really suck.
  • Who ever wins is a Hero at last.
  • Ive always had a small part of me wish for the villain to win. Depending on how well the characters are played out, sometimes i am on the edge of my seat (e.g Gladiators) wanting the goodies to win so much!
  • I've always preferred villains to heroes, because there are a lot of times that a villain's backstory is not explained, and I figure that there must be some good reason for a person to do bad things. That's why I prefer to think of them as anti-heroes instead of evil villains.
  • I think I would more than likely want the hero to win in most movies. But then there are movies where the hero sometimes becomes the villain himself....
  • if the villain is good looking and smart then i would want him to win.. otherwise.............. LOL
  • What we really need is a movie where the hero dies half way through the movie, and then a total stranger comes into the movie to finish off the bad guy. I don't think that's been done yet. ... or a movie where the super-villain dies half way through the movie and then the rest of the movie is about cleaning up the rest of his evil empire so none of his hench-men can take over the reins. It's time the hero or the villain died just as easily as anyone else in the movie. You got a gun to someone's head - they die, none of these special concessions just because this particular person is the hero / end-of-level baddy. We also need a website, something along the lines of "When the hero / baddy is dead". For example, take a James Bond movie, watch when he gets taken prisoner by some baddy who just happens to shoot everyone else. The only reason James Bond lives has nothing to do with logic and everything to do with the fact that it is a James Bond movie. So at this point he should be dead. So at x minutes into the movie, Bond should be dead. And the website should also keep track of how many times he would have died in the movie. Anyone out there with lots of free time on their hands?
  • The hero, of course!
  • The hero. I just love a happy ending.
  • It depends on the characters.The guy i find most cool,that i want to win.But my favorite is when i can't decide on which side i am because this makes it even more interesting! xD
  • it depends, if the hero dude is cool or hes trying to save some chick/ or his friend then him prolly but if the villain is trying to do something similar, like he kills someone so that he could spare, say his sister or wife from being killed (because of some huge thing he got himself into or something) then id have a tough time deciding who id want to win. For example, most people hated the germans in ww 2... well my grandma was in Dresden, a city that got levelled and almost everyone died, more than in a nuke. A lot of people she knew in her family died, etc. People sometimes forget of how bad the russians were, the germans werent THAT bad... they were human too
  • I would like all to be happy, that is how I like movies to end. Even if the bad guy has been terrible, if he can come to realize the harm he's done and wants to change or find true love, whatever, that's fine with me. I like happy endings.
  • I must be strange because many times I root for the villian. I guess I'm just a sucker for an underdog.
  • Sometimes I want them both to loose, its too boreing when you know that the hero always wins.
  • If there is a hero and a villain, and the film's American, then you can be pretty sure the hero's going to win - so there's no reason to 'root' for one or the other.
  • When the hero only exists to underline and define everything else in the movie, then I definitely want the villain to win. All those destined and naturally kind hearted heroes that so conveniently happen to be there make me sick. In fact I much prefer anti-heroes, even when the normal heroes are well done. Villains are the same, sometimes they suck too, and only exist, with some half assed motive and plot, to give the hero something to hate. Of course villains aren't always much better. But usually in films they try to establish a good position and profile for both, so it really depends. Can't answer it absolutely because there's so many different factors in movies that can change things and how you view it. In horror movies I always want the villains to win and that should be natural even though they're so horrible that you're supposed to WANT them to die, (The Hills Have Eyes, a good example.) they're the stars and most main characters, even protagonists, are mere fodder. But in other sorts of movies like fantasy, usually I find myself rooting for the hero, no matter how cool the villain may be. I guess it depends on who they focus on, and how well they do it. I always wanted the Nazgul to rip everyone to pieces in Lord of the Rings, but felt a great big ''fuck yeah'' when Eowin dropped the leader. :D The more elaborate your reason for rooting is, the better the movie is, but I couldn't possibly answer in a definite manner.
  • I love routing for the villains. They're so much more eccentric, and true to themselves. Go Joker!
  • Villian!!! It makes it more exciting!
  • The hero of course;-)+
  • I don't know why, but I always want the hero to win. I'm just a huge sucker for "happy endings". But I also like twists that turn a hero into a villian, and turns the tables.(The movie version of Doom, for example)
  • I always want the villian to win! Much more exciting that way.
  • Well the villain needs to have some victories just so we know how evil they really are. Therefore I prefer it when a few good guys get killed so we can look forward to the hero getting revenge!
  • Depends with which actor I feel the most empathy . I suppose I tend to lean towards the Hero.
  • Which one has the nicer butt?
  • Most of the time I want the hero to win. There are some movies though, where I can tell that the villain isn't really a villain, and I pull for them to do the right thing in the end..
  • I usually want the hero to win, unless the villain is the underdog/hero. (The Sopranos)
  • depends...if its someone like jason/freddy exc...then them to win...but someone like rob zombies characters,then NO!!! TORTURE THEIR MF'N @SS!!!!!!!!!!
  • Mostly the hero, but in the case of the original Terminator. I was for Arnold, the terminator was cool.
  • Don't really mind. Which ever one proves more deserving.
  • Usually the character played by Bruce Willis. Usually he is a good guy, but sometimes... you know, the bad guy rocks too!
  • It may seem strange but I like it when the villian wins. I say this because it brings out emotions but also shows the full sacrifice of the hero. It also gives the film a more spiritual feel, as if the hero is still out there some where, watching as the story carries along. It can really be quite a peaceful feeling.
  • i would like to see the villain win sometimes
  • I'd have to say that I actually get some enjoyment out of the villian winning, however if it is a long, inspiring film, a happy ending provides great comfort.

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