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Are The British Evil?  
User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Posted (13 years 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3578 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?


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User currently onlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29705 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3516 times:

I dunno but I really wanted to go out and "joing the revolution" after watching the Patriot.

That being said there have been many movies where the Brits have been the heros. The Great Escape, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Battle of Britain and the movie I just got ZULU, for example.

Not Gen Montgomery needs to be protrayed as anything but the moron that he was.



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User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3506 times:

It's Hollywood's hobby to have the bad guys either European or Arab or Russian or Chinese.

Bad Boys - French
Terminator - German
The Ptriot - British
Lethal Weapon 4 - Chinese
"""""" 2 - South Africans
Deep Blue Sea - British
Mission Impossible 2 - British
...
...

Hollywood just casts us as Bad Guys, cause we aren't Americans....

Regards

Ikarus


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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13735 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3509 times:

The Evil: (In my rank order)

William Hague
Ann Widdecombe
Nick Brown
Vinnie Jones
Terry Wogan



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User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3497 times:

.....Anthea Turner
Dale Winton
Phil Reeves (newspaper columnist)
Spice Bloody Girls
Robin Cook
All Football Yobs

All actors or presenters in the following programmes: DIY/Gardening/Soaps/Docu-Soaps/Game-shows/

They're all evil...

Respect:

Jeremy Paxman
Lord Brittan
Patrick Stewart (aka Capt.Picard  Smile/happy/getting dizzy )
Jasper Carrot (comedian)


Evil imports from the US:

Jerry Bloody Springer (booooring.....)
Any Buffy/Beverly Hills 768433 or whatever it's called/America's "funniest" videos/WWF/Friends/general crap spewed from their side.

Respected US imports

"60 Minutes"
Frasier (only because Frasier reminds me of my Dad)
Discovery Channel
History Channel

I might think of some more...





User currently offlineWN boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3479 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.


User currently offlineLima From Argentina, joined May 1999, 1122 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3469 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.

User currently offlineEg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1834 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3469 times:

It's coz we're all

BASTARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But seriously, if you look at the average villain (in a decent movie) they are intelligent and sophisticated - like Hannibal Lector.

Apparently, Americans think that any proper British (Home counties, not estuary English) accent is far more sophisticated than their own accents so naturally we get more parts...


User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3461 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.


"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 36
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3451 times:

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There.

(I think Anne Robinson is really the devil in desguise)

EGGD


User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 days ago) and read 3446 times:

"For example, sometimes they like to ridiculize people with ironic humour and even enjoy doing that. "

What's wrong with that? I'm no good at it anymore, but I used to be, and I LOVED it....

Regards

Ikarus


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 36
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 days ago) and read 3443 times:

hehe, i love doing that, i also like pointing out other peoples mistakes  Smile

EGGD


User currently offlineG Dubya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 days ago) and read 3441 times:

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silly, isn't it!


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 36
Reply 13, posted (13 years 4 days ago) and read 3442 times:

What the hell are you on about George!

Get back in that Closet!


User currently offlineWestern727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 727 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (13 years 4 days ago) and read 3440 times:


Well, I was going to mention something about the British Leaders in the 1770's, but I'll refrain.



Jack @ AUS
User currently offlineDE727UPS From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 814 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3433 times:

My favorite movie...Monty Python's in search of the Holy Grail....is British. It's not evil....except for the white bunny. "That's no ordinary rabbit".....

User currently offlineWestern727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 727 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3432 times:

I love Monty Python. "It's not the real grail?" and "Camelot! Camelot! Camelot!..... It's only a model." Now that is what I would call funny.


Jack @ AUS
User currently offlineTheseGuysSuck From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3429 times:

No, they're not evil. Just no fun sometimes.

User currently offlineMEGAPTERA From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3418 times:

At the risk of causing offence, I would say that the reason that Brits are often cast as villains is because they are actors rather than film stars. There is a big difference.

User currently offlineTransactoid From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3416 times:

They have cool accents, that's why  Smokin cool

User currently onlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29705 posts, RR: 59
Reply 20, posted (13 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3407 times:

The rabbit bit from the Holy Grail is pretty good. But I think John Cleese's bit teaching sex-ed to those boarding school boys in The Meaning of Life was just...just...wrong...

Very Very funny but wrong



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User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 41
Reply 21, posted (13 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3406 times:

How about Russians always being portrayed as bad guys. I will never forget a movie where Russian Army is marching in the desert in winter uniforms.


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User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (13 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3396 times:

No- we're just harder than Yanks!!!





 Acting devilish  Acting devilish  Acting devilish


User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (13 years 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

Oi

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

OK?



User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (13 years 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3389 times:

Englandair,

Ah, thank you for that most beautiful flag.

I think we shall make you British Ambassador to the USA.

You will be replacing His Exellency Sir Christopher Meyer (pictured below):



It's about time

God Save the Queen!!.........etc. etc. etc.... Big grin

For those of you interested in the UK's little patch in the USA, check out the link below.

http://www.britainusa.com/consular/embassy/embassy.asp

CP


25 Post contains images Capt.Picard : Englandair, This is your new home in Washington, I'm sure you will find the local neighbourhood most agreable: CP, British Ambassador to Argentina
26 Post contains images N766AS : The Patriot was named. Yes, The Patriot portrays the Brits as the evil villans. Why? Simply because they were. Very good movie, by the way. It wasn't
27 Samurai 777 : The movie Patriot is supposed to be pretty good movie, but my mom (who is English, BTW) told me that while the American critics gave the movie two thu
28 Post contains images Capt.Picard : Hi Samurai, That's because *apparently* (stressed because I haven't seen the film), and according to the Brits over here, there are some "historical i
29 Lindy field : Imagine the alternative: Evil Norwegians! Evil Jamaicans! Evil Canadians!
30 EGGD : The Patriot is a good film! I wanna go and kill some brits now...
31 Post contains images CstarU : perhaps it's because of these two great actors... Christopher Lee Peter Cushing
32 Samurai 777 : Picard, I'd agree with your POV pretty much so. No, I haven't even seen the movie, either! Patriot was a US-made movie, so it's not surprising as to w
33 An-225 : Patriot was another America rules type of movie. Plain and simple.
34 Post contains images CPDC10-30 : My father seems to think so...he spent the first 20 years of his life there. The thing he confesses that motivated him to immigrate first to the US an
35 N766AS : >Patriot was another America rules type of movie. Plain and simple Wrong. It was a very patriotic movie (something you usually don't see in Hollywood)
36 Post contains images Bove : N766AS, even by your admittedly low standards that last comment was absolutely ridiculous. Enough with the chest-thumping and blaring of trumpets alre
37 Post contains images Aloha 737-200 : HA! YOU KNOW WHY THE BRITISH ARE EVIL?????? It's because they have the best accent for the part!!! Hell, just listen to Sean Connery!!! Is that not a
38 N766AS : >not follow some trite Hooloywood script as gospel. I don't follow any leftist Hollywood script as gospel. Quite the opposite. I did state, however, t
39 Ikarus : So... an American group of terrorists robbing and slaughtering British travellers as much as they can makes you feel patriotic? Just because they call
40 Englandair : LOL Capt. Picard!
41 Post contains images EGGD : Well, if you think about it. I think British actors' accents are more likely to be taken seriously (no offense to Americans), it has that weird I dema
42 Jaspike : I'm British. I'm not evil! Anne Robinson is....Goodbye!
43 Post contains images Englandair : WRONG!! It's g'bye !!!!!!!
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