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What Happened To Our Villains?

Every hero needs a good villain. Movie villains used to be awesome, but now they kind of suck. Join me as I explain why.

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  1. The Critical Drinker

    The Critical Drinker

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    • TNWODISCIPLE

      TNWODISCIPLE

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      china happened to our villains.

    • matthew cherrington

      matthew cherrington

      پیش 3 روز

      What do you mean goth Vader is great

    • Sebastian Bratu

      Sebastian Bratu

      پیش 17 روز

      The guy in Unhinged is a great villain, even if the "hero" is the feminist icon of star wars. Make a clip about that movie, if you find the time:)

    • John Chlebek

      John Chlebek

      پیش 17 روز

      The only decent villains I've seen lately is Thanos and John Kreese.

    • Ettiene Alberts

      Ettiene Alberts

      پیش 18 روز

      Please do a review of Guns Akimbo

  2. Ionut Cristian

    Ionut Cristian

    پیش 35 دقیقه

    Surprise twist = Kylo Ren was actualy the protagonist. Why else would he be the only one with somewhat of a character ark ? It surely isn't bad writing from a company as big as disney.

  3. WoodmanFeatherhigh

    WoodmanFeatherhigh

    پیش 2 ساعت

    Goddammit. You're absolutely right.

  4. Lee Waters

    Lee Waters

    پیش 4 ساعت

    In case you don't have time for this video, let me sum it up. "I only like villains with the specific traits and experiences of the villains from movies of my particular youth who had stereotypically male traits such as dominance and who commanded respect. Stories that have their own villains rather than facsimiles of Star Wars archetypes are bad and they make me angry, regardless of the genres of those stories. For example, the comedic aspects of the comedy villains from the comedic series of Charlie's Angels films detracts from these comedy movies because comedically they don't command respect like mysterious Darth Vader, from Star Wars, a space opera in which he maintains control of his emotions at all times. Villains who display anger or lose control of their emotions are failures because for unexplained reasons, any villain who is not like DARTH Vader is a result of poor writing and more importantly, this indicates that the inclusion of women as heroes and appeasement of SJWs is clearly responsible for this general emasculation of the villain in modern movies." You're welcome. I wholeheartedly agree that the girl power trope which prevents films from showing women ever defeated by men reduces the tension of the story since we already know who will always win in mixed gender conflicts, but dude, this is just the bounce back from hundreds - at least - of years which showed women as nothing more than props. Do you really not have a larger perspective than the last 40 years or so? If you're annoyed at this overused trope, imagine how many women must have felt with the incessant tropes throughout our culture that have portrayed women as lesser than men in pretty much every important relevant way, relevance also being defined by the men. We are all going to get tired of the overused girl-power-uber-alles trope, and things will find a new equilibrium. This is the life cycle of any trope. And I'm sure it won't take the thousands of years it took for the pendulum to swing away from the male-power-is-a-given tropes that have existed at least in Western media since - well - the beginning of media. Let the women have a decade or two. I'm sorry you happen to live at the time of this readjustment and not 100 years before or after this moment of realignment since it seems to bother you so much, but those are the breaks. Buck up and stop being a puss in boots who lost his boots about it.

  5. Michael Lazarou

    Michael Lazarou

    پیش 5 ساعت

    why is it ive been so brainwashed ive never noticed this before being told

  6. Jeff Richards

    Jeff Richards

    پیش 8 ساعت

    Great stuff keep up the good work

  7. Tyrion Lannister

    Tyrion Lannister

    پیش 12 ساعت

    Someone's not watching Attack on Titan...

  8. James Eugene

    James Eugene

    پیش 16 ساعت

    There was better villains in G.I.JOE (the 1984 cartoon)

  9. The Senate

    The Senate

    پیش 17 ساعت

    Snoke looked like a rotting peanut.

  10. Steve Killgore

    Steve Killgore

    پیش 18 ساعت

    1:04 I saw what you did there !

  11. Jerome Bout

    Jerome Bout

    پیش 19 ساعت

    Imagine a remake of die hard with hans gruber's hostage complaining for gluten free food and gender fluid toilet, and about the fact that the terrorist crew is not diverse enough.

  12. Tanuki G

    Tanuki G

    پیش 20 ساعت

    But doesn’t sarah connor defeat the terminator? There isn’t any sort of pandering towards the female audience there. As for the Star Wars movies, I agree that Kylo is a problematic villain but a fun character. The problem with the new star wars movies is that they lack any strong central villain, like you mentioned. But looking at a strong, modern villain, I think Roman Sionis is solid. He is childish and is unhinged, but it manifests in acts of violence. He intimidates the people around him, and makes the world a worse off place to be. His power lies in his ability to manipulate and intimidate with a weak psyche. He’s the playground bully turned up to 11. But I think you have a point that some villains are worse than others currently, with writers unsure of how to handle previously established characters and entities, especially Disney.

  13. Simon Matthews

    Simon Matthews

    پیش 21 ساعت

    Ha ha I love your videos & moonshine is aviation fuel!

  14. #BatWho Laughs

    #BatWho Laughs

    پیش 21 ساعت

    This man needs more subscribers.

  15. Crozan Egovult

    Crozan Egovult

    پیش 23 ساعت

    The solution is equal rights . . . and lefts.

  16. Dave of Yorkshire

    Dave of Yorkshire

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    What happened to our villains? They were hired by Disney and took over the narrative to destroy entertainment as we know it...

  17. Jason Jeff

    Jason Jeff

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    yeah thats the worst booze ever

  18. A. Inai

    A. Inai

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    The best villians I’ve seen are General Grevious 2003 version, Raggyo Kiriuyin from Kill la kill, Tywin lannister GOT DIO from Jojo bizzare adventures

  19. Chianty B

    Chianty B

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    Well I believe things are turning around back to the so called normal again, could be very wrong though

  20. PixelsRnautDed

    PixelsRnautDed

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    Dr. Claw was more intimidating then these villians.

  21. Matthew Horton

    Matthew Horton

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    Made me think of GI Jane with Viggo and Demi

  22. Caer Ibormeith

    Caer Ibormeith

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    Kylo Ren could have been a great villainous anti-hero if they actually honored the character traits they gave him within the plot and if there were an actual villain to contrast him with and if there was an actual plot that made any sense or if the films weren't generally trash.

  23. royal001ful

    royal001ful

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    You have to downplay men for women to be lead characters...they are horrible action heroes...they can only succeed in a fantasy scenario...weak men are a hollywood fantasy...unfortunately, life imitates art.

  24. doc blade

    doc blade

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    Disney villains must not scare children...

  25. Attila Dukai

    Attila Dukai

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    For 10:54 John Wick vs Ares.

  26. Euphemia Gnash

    Euphemia Gnash

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    Adam Driver is so good as Kylo Ren. Even if he wasn't a villain villain. He acted so good. He looks more like the protagonist tbh

  27. Zak VanDoorne

    Zak VanDoorne

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    And for that, you earned my subscription!

  28. TNWODISCIPLE

    TNWODISCIPLE

    پیش روز

    china happened to our villains.

  29. Jason Cunningham

    Jason Cunningham

    پیش روز

    When you said they make you wonder who the real villain is, the footage should be of Johnny Lawrence.

  30. Max DeRoche

    Max DeRoche

    پیش 2 روز

    Cant wait for when the Drinker takes on the massive challenge of rewriting the Star Wars sequels so theyre actually good

  31. Chris Sykes

    Chris Sykes

    پیش 2 روز

    Facts!!!!!👍🏿👍🏿

  32. Darryl Kemp

    Darryl Kemp

    پیش 2 روز

    Imagine a world were people shout equality but make one sex unequally win 🤣

  33. Sam Black

    Sam Black

    پیش 2 روز

    Faaaaaarken hell.. I had to pause the video for a good 5 minutes after the slaughter of bree larson a minute in. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🥳

  34. Radoslav Puhalovic

    Radoslav Puhalovic

    پیش 2 روز

    It's simple, Disney happened...

  35. Joe Bama

    Joe Bama

    پیش 2 روز

    Gotta disagree on Thor Ragnarok, ofcourse they didn’t quote the source material word for word but in the comics (minus a few occasions) Thor couldn’t hang with Hela...like not even close. I think that’s the only example I see really grasping at straws

  36. A A

    A A

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    I have completely erased the sequel trilogy from my mind.. Never existed. Star Wars ends with The Return of the Jedi..

    • Jack Bits

      Jack Bits

      پیش 2 روز

      Me too. Sad, Kilo Ren had so much potential to be a great villain. The scene the drinker points out where Po is sassing him...should have been an immediate force choke or some new just as scary ability. I remember as a kid when I first watched SW, Vader was as scary to me as Jason from Friday the 13th or any other horror movie villain.

  37. Derek Cheng

    Derek Cheng

    پیش 2 روز

    Just watched 'i care a lot' and immediately reminded me of this video

  38. Marvin Lee

    Marvin Lee

    پیش 2 روز

    These is what women fight all along equality... And now a transgender women is dominating women sports... Haist...

  39. JEN'S WONDERFUL WORLD

    JEN'S WONDERFUL WORLD

    پیش 2 روز

    Modern 'female protagonists' are less original and more pathetic than Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Ravenway. As a woman who has always looked up to strong female characters, I must say that they've really run dry. STOP PANDERING PLEASE!!!!! I grew up with Ripley, and Sarah Connor, Ziva David, Hermione, even the Teen Titans! They all make Rey 'Skywalker' look pathetic. Don't get me STARTED on Captain Karen! Stop treating women as *sensitive precious wittle babies* that can't actually do anything unless you make them all powerful! They prech about how they're making women 'strong and brave!' and yet look what they did to Mulan! Cheers, mate!!

  40. Phil C

    Phil C

    پیش 3 روز

    So true Mr Drinker!

  41. Ola Nordmann

    Ola Nordmann

    پیش 3 روز

    One of my favorite vilans: Simcoe from Turn.

  42. stretch654

    stretch654

    پیش 3 روز

    I thought "Gus Fring" was an awesome villain in "Breaking Bad" - the kind of guy you actually wanted to win.

  43. fahs

    fahs

    پیش 3 روز

    Heros usually follow a specific archetype, it has always been that way. Villians used to be unbridled and undefined, not anymore.

  44. madman123456

    madman123456

    پیش 3 روز

    Could have a female hero go against a female antagonist. There, i solved the idiot rage problem. You're welcome! :D

  45. bonzwah1

    bonzwah1

    پیش 3 روز

    That’s kinda why, after walking out of the theatre from force awakens, that Rey was gonna fall and Kylo would become the primary protagonist. Cuz they established that he kinda sucks at being villain and that Rey is stronger. Every flaw you pointed out about kylo...it seemed too obvious to be anything but deliberate...but I guess not.

  46. Philip Coggins

    Philip Coggins

    پیش 4 روز

    0:09 So the same age then?

  47. Minh Hoàng Trần

    Minh Hoàng Trần

    پیش 4 روز

    The Major in Hellsing Ultimate is the absolute best villain in Anime, especially in the English dub version.

  48. Iron Reed

    Iron Reed

    پیش 4 روز

    They kill the woman pretty fairly in the John Wick movies...granted semi proving your point by over establishing the bonafides before having the protagonist kill them to elevate his character.

  49. Joey Konyha

    Joey Konyha

    پیش 4 روز

    Kylo Renn had the misfortune of being pitted against Mary Sue Skywalker-...eeerrrrrrr....Palpatine.

  50. Nekrone Schwartz

    Nekrone Schwartz

    پیش 4 روز

    Hollywood's formula is pretty simple. White males are only allowed to be shown as subservient, cowardly, jealous, underhanded losers. Black males are allowed to be strong, confident, sympathetic alpha males and possible love interest for White females, but they are very rarely used to portray villains.

  51. Medium Chain

    Medium Chain

    پیش 4 روز

    Man can't beat woman. Woman can beat man. yeah that sounds equal.

  52. Ðevil Shiro

    Ðevil Shiro

    پیش 5 روز

    it's only coincidence that all of the movie's with weak male villains have strong independent women that are supposed to be the hero, they don't pose any threat because if they do then the sjw's will scream how the female characters were oppressed ...like that matters ... the bigger the monster the bigger the payoff when it falls ... but no if the villain is a man he can only be weak, restrain himself and be dumb, let's be honest if any male bad guy if he lands a punch on a female she should fall and should find other ways to bring them down also it shouldn't matter if a villain man strikes down a female hero they are the villain they are not supposed to be moral, they should stop making all of these movies like the villains are complex being tortured and whatever because most of them leave a lot to be desired and most don't even make sense, even as much as i like marvel's infinity war and endgame Thanos's goal to kill half of the universe so they don't consume all of the resources makes no god damn sense, for technologically advanced beings it wouldn't be that hard to rebuild and in less than 10 generations the population probably would bounce back and in end game he goes full bad guy and wants to remake the universe the way he wants it too ... honestly i would have preferred the original story where he does it to impress Death but w/e.... Villains should be villains they should not be affected by morality and especially not sjw morality

  53. Coolpool 785

    Coolpool 785

    پیش 5 روز

    "What is Captain Marvel without Brie Larson?" Actual potential for a good character?

  54. Mr Gaye

    Mr Gaye

    پیش 5 روز

    If Thanos was a Strong Muscular Female Alien, she would've ended the entire MCU in endgame.

  55. GIBBY X3

    GIBBY X3

    پیش 5 روز

    So true, typically Hollywood trying to create a scenario where everyone all across the board is always equal.

  56. klipser66

    klipser66

    پیش 5 روز

    What Hollyweird is doing in the last decade is making us root for the villains as they are the underdogs FFS! Greedy and lazy!

  57. Jose Luis

    Jose Luis

    پیش 5 روز

    Man, this video is a master class!

  58. Oathbreaker

    Oathbreaker

    پیش 5 روز

    Mary Sue, Mary Sue, pretty strong woman Mary sue!

  59. Clint Hosking

    Clint Hosking

    پیش 5 روز

    This is why John Wick's fight with Perkins was so surprisingly effective. Because of this trend I really thought she would easily subdue him somehow. Instead we got a great, evenly matched fight with an uncertain outcome.

  60. Metalhead Machine

    Metalhead Machine

    پیش 5 روز

    Loki constantly got his arse kicked But we admired his power and determination We understood his motives And his bravery and cunning And we also knew he was intended anyway as a build up villain

  61. Metalhead Machine

    Metalhead Machine

    پیش 5 روز

    Davros in doctor who The elderly cripple Frail and and physically weak The most intelligent villain Ruthless and stop at nothing Willing to commit torture and slavery and multiple genocides

  62. Yevgeniy Gorbachev

    Yevgeniy Gorbachev

    پیش 5 روز

    I don't think the opening scene in TFA is all that bad. It shows that Kylo doesn't care about personal insults, he just wants to get the job done, kind of like Leia commenting "I should have known you were the one holding Vader's leash" to Tarkin. Too bad Disney did a 180 on that.

  63. D B

    D B

    پیش 6 روز

    So basically Hollywood movies these days are just Chota Bheem 😂

  64. Cíťa

    Cíťa

    پیش 6 روز

    Speaking of the villains and heroes. As a little girl, I cheered when Eowyn killed the Nazgul, saying: I am no man. That was a powerful moment, when you were proud of the woman. She wasn't superior and she needed Pippin's help, but at the end, she made one of the best scenes of the movie (in my opinion) and she wasn't even the main hero. Fast forward, Captain Marvel, Rey - They are supposed to be powerful and everything, but I just care less about them anymore.

  65. john robia

    john robia

    پیش 6 روز

    #firekathleenkenedy #notmystarwars #canceldisneyplus

  66. Politically Correct Redskin

    Politically Correct Redskin

    پیش 6 روز

    KR is what happens when someone who doesn't know how to write and doesn't understand literature or the subject matter get the jerb of writing SW movies. They don't understand why things are there, but feel as if they have to put them in anyway because "fans expect it". So you get a soy-villain in a helmet without any comprehensible motivations at all.

  67. moloko5

    moloko5

    پیش 6 روز

    Thing is, nobody, man or woman, cares about these movies even a couple years after they were released. They don't have fans at all. Even the people who "like" them, don't actually like them, they just support the movies because they are propaganda for their ideology. But they forget about them as well and move on to the next internet spat.

  68. Normal_GuY!!1

    Normal_GuY!!1

    پیش 6 روز

    I give kylo ren a pass because i consider him to be the real protagonist of the sequels. hes like a bad guy protagonist i guess. his fits of rage and unmenacingness are humanizing characteristics, as if he was the protagonist, in a way that rey wasn't

  69. ZmA 24

    ZmA 24

    پیش 6 روز

    I know it cant happen with disney etc... but they should have used Reys Palpatines heritage and slowly turn her dark and have Kylo on a redemption arc...as this would fit with his conflicted nature throughout

  70. scotsman242424

    scotsman242424

    پیش 6 روز

    Film is dead, unless you want to watch the same shite over and over, films are just boring now.

  71. John Owen

    John Owen

    پیش 7 روز

    What about Thanos.....I never agreed as much with the bad guy as much as I did as with Thanos.....he also wasn't mindless....he fought where he needed to and sometimes I didn't seem to really want to fight people.....who could of killed Starloard easily but he didn't.....he let him live because he didn't need to die....he got what he wanted, so he left....he could have permanently killed the rest of the guardians but once he left they all came back to normal form.......Same with Tony Stark......he was about to kill him but he then got what he truly wanted and let him live.....he wasn't just a villain but he was a man that kept to his word.....I bet Kylo would have taken the time stone and then killed Tony stark.....just because.

  72. Panda Santi

    Panda Santi

    پیش 7 روز

    Proof the 80’s was the golden age. 2021 we are in the woke joke!

  73. Rei Ayanami

    Rei Ayanami

    پیش 7 روز

    The villains just went from on screen, to off screen writers and directors.

  74. parth sharma

    parth sharma

    پیش 7 روز

    lovely scottish accent

  75. Tubetube Commentor

    Tubetube Commentor

    پیش 7 روز

    switch the role. would make a better movie. the villain have more room and reasons to grow (and the struggle). The protagonists and all their powers would make a better villain

  76. indomitusEvehementis

    indomitusEvehementis

    پیش 7 روز

    Wha happened to our villains? Woke Disney happened

  77. Bro Duke

    Bro Duke

    پیش 7 روز

    Hollywood’s days are numbered. Content will be written and produced by outsiders who won’t need to bend the knee to their ridiculous unwritten gender and race rules.

  78. Dustin Neely

    Dustin Neely

    پیش 7 روز

    Go watch Farscape. Scorpius is the greatest villain of all time.

  79. Isaac Mounce

    Isaac Mounce

    پیش 7 روز

    You want make a good hero and story, start with creating the villain.

  80. JonhCar88

    JonhCar88

    پیش 7 روز

    They become sissies.

  81. Ibraheem Ahmed

    Ibraheem Ahmed

    پیش 7 روز

    I feel like the only current movie that actually let the women loose in a fight was in both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Civil War. Both times Black Widow lost to Winter Soldier, elevating both Bucky and Natasha.

  82. hosein naderi

    hosein naderi

    پیش 8 روز

    What if the villain goes through arc and beats hero at the end and film ends😈

  83. EdR

    EdR

    پیش 8 روز

    nailed it

  84. keiphy sheeg

    keiphy sheeg

    پیش 8 روز

    Well said, Cliff Booth was right in about them

  85. rockoorbe2002

    rockoorbe2002

    پیش 8 روز

    Im glad you put Ben Stiller as White Goodman from Dodgeball in your collage. The guy is a real jackass.

  86. KAZMATICtheGREAT

    KAZMATICtheGREAT

    پیش 8 روز

    👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽well said ur 1000% spot on

  87. BUILDSforDRIVING

    BUILDSforDRIVING

    پیش 8 روز

    Spoiled dog fermented and served is locally known as leftover dinner sir not a beverage

  88. Big Taco Combo

    Big Taco Combo

    پیش 8 روز

    Amazing video, that got a subscription from me, Cheers!!

  89. amidaobscura

    amidaobscura

    پیش 8 روز

    The mystery behind the mask was a nose.

  90. zSyhan

    zSyhan

    پیش 8 روز

    Bruh, I remember a complaint on Apocalypse choking Mystique. Like, hes a villain doing bad things. But apparently, Apocalypse cant choke Mystique because shes a woman. Hahahaha.

  91. Ratpack Rebel

    Ratpack Rebel

    پیش 8 روز

    SPOT ON!!!!

  92. Daniele Cecchini

    Daniele Cecchini

    پیش 9 روز

    Very valid points made here... Even the better films of these years, ie John Wick, has him beating up a helpless 80 y/o in the final fight! Where's the challenge?

  93. James Li

    James Li

    پیش 9 روز

    So the trigger mob who are the weakest bunch on the planet want to fake that they are strong, and not want want to reveal any hint that they are weak. There’s a name for this disease.

  94. random tall person

    random tall person

    پیش 9 روز

    Well u no responsibility, critical thinking, and challenges that have to be over come are hard and feel bad. And anything bad is not ok. Why cant we just remake life in such a way that everything is perfect and we all start off perfect. Wouldnt that be nice. 👍

  95. Tarron

    Tarron

    پیش 9 روز

    Wait wait wait wait..! You're showing Bane as a good villain? WTF? Where's that GoT puking scene, when you need it?

  96. Olatunde Fajimi

    Olatunde Fajimi

    پیش 9 روز

    Word!

  97. Gemini 0086

    Gemini 0086

    پیش 9 روز

    I miss boobs and violence. That’s a great title for a film.

  98. NyBSfP —

    NyBSfP —

    پیش 9 روز

    Were they all white men? I missed a few minutes

  99. Mikkel Petersen

    Mikkel Petersen

    پیش 10 روز

    They cannot make good villains anymore because that would be toxic masculinity..or something.

  100. Dylan thomas

    Dylan thomas

    پیش 10 روز

    I totally agree with your point but I think the thor ragnaroc write did a pretty good job getting around it they made Thor’s victory of hella a moral and idea logical one then summed a fire giant to stab her thraw the heart of a city and have it explored in a sea of fire that was awesome 🤩