Review: Creed III: Was Damien Evil? Did he need to be?

I suppose if you haven’t watched the film, don’t read this. Though there’s no real spoiler, I want you to see the film, and think for yourself. Was Damien evil? Did he need to be? Just why do we sympathize with him?

See I consider myself a villians expert. I study literature part-time. I like bad guys. I make em up all the time in my head. And when I watched this film, I realized one thing: the villian was dope.

Good acting all around. An excellent film. But was the bad guy, well, evil enough? He just seemed like he had a little bad luck: he was the wrong dude at the wrong time in the wrong place. It’s like that old adage; two cattle farmers and one ranch. Either one could be the bad guy; it was like that for Damien. He could have just as well been the hero of this here tale.

So what do y’all think? Do we need to place villians in a box? Do they need to be blood curdling evil chaps? Should damien have been a gang banger with a grudge? Could he have been more evil? Did we need to hate him more? And sympathize with him less?

This movie made me think: Just why did I sympathize with the bad guy? And that’s quite the feat – more than some run of the mill films can do for you – this flim makes you think.

Awesome film. If you haven’t seen it already. I highly reccomend it.

Author: Steve Mini

I hear voices. I'm a part-time undergrad studying English literature at the prestigious University Of Toronto. I've unearthed an entire metaverse full of fiction, villains and heroes, just by talking to the voices in my head. I once thought that someone could communicate with me telepathically. I was hospitalized many times and now know that I am ill. I have no criminal record, eschew wealth, and have taken several vows, including of poverty and literacy. For more info, click on the ABOUT section.

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