Ryanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16 Posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3403 times:
I have often wondered why in many films the British are either portrayed as the bad guys, or play the roles of the baddies themselves. For example, the baddies in films such as Die Hard, Leon, Hannibal/Silence of the Lambs, Braveheart etc are either British or played by British actors. Is it the accent, is it the fact that the Brits enjoy being evil? What are your thoughts?
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
WN boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3304 times:
Beyond the roles actually assigned to the British is the fact that non-British villians often have English accents. For example, in every movie in which the Romans are the bad guys, for some reason the Romans always have British accents (e.g., The Robe, Sparticus, Ben Hur, Gladiator). In addition, numerous evil space aliens for some reason speak the King's English (e.g., the Emperor in Star Wars).
I don't happen to know what a Roman, or a space alien, actually sounds like, but I am pretty sure that they did/do not have English accents.
Lima From Argentina, joined May 1999, 1122 posts, RR: 15 Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3294 times:
I would not put all the British, but but some English are indeed a bit evil. If not take a look on their complex idyosincracy. For example, sometimes they like to ridiculize people with ironic humour and even enjoy doing that.
JetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 12 Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3286 times:
International criminals give the crime a feel of a very complicated caper that was planned and perhaps rehearsed by some demented mastermind. It probably makes the plot of the movie more attractive, because it puts the police in an 'underdog' situation, and Americans love rooting for the underdog.
Scotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 3 Reply 23, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3217 times:
What you mean we're "no fun" sometimes. We are ALL fun so nae messin or we will all come over there and mess up your towns
We luv fun. We have loads of all the time. We have an election coming up and that will be fun. Aye right so it will. We can have fun ANYWHERE - the dentists for example. So much fun we give OURSELVES the drills