Villainous characters help to put us on the edge in movies because of their complex agendas which can be elaborate enough to wipe off the protagonists in any movie.
Unfortunately however, a lot of the times the villains have their agendas coming back to haunt them because they underestimate the protagonists and get themselves in a ridiculous Web simply because they weren’t smart enough to know when to back down.
As a matter of fact, a lot of movies would not have seen the light of the day if the villains in them were smart enough to have made better decisions.
Check out five of your favourite movies from the past which would not have been if the villains were a tad smarter.
Home Alone (1990)
The villains of the movie, Harry and Marv aren’t that bring as they are outsmarted by the young Kevin. brightest duo by a long shot. The villains passed through a lot of torture in the hands of Kevin as they are set on fire, burnt by hot doorknobs and scared by fireworks.
What makes it funny is that the duo are supposed to be hardened criminals who have been on the prowl without being captured for long. This makes it funny very funny that they were defeated by a young boy that is practically home alone.
They could just have found a better way such as entering the house while Kevin is asleep and getting the things they needed but their dumb nature is exactly what made the movie a blockbuster.
Blade is an American vampire superhero film starring Wesley Snipes as Vampire-hunter Eric “Blade” Brooks and Stephen Dorff as Deacon Frost and is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name.
Deacon frost as a ridiculous plan to wipe out all humans from existence by turning them into vampires in the first Blade movie. Frost’s intention is bizarre because if he wipes of all humans there would be no food supply for the vampires since they feed on human blood.
As such Deacon Frost’s dream of killing all humans would definitely lead to an extinction of his own kind too.
The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix is a science-fiction movie starring Keanu Reeves as Thomas ‘Neo’ Anderson, Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus, Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity and Hugo Weaving as Agent Smith.
The villainous character of agent Smith could simply have brought a thousand versions of himself to overwhelm Neo and his crew before he had a chance to kill him.
Agent Smith should’ve brought a hundred versions of himself to the original Matrix movie which would have made the movie just one part instead of dragging us through 2 more.
The Harry Potter Films (2001-2011)
This British film series based on the Harry Potter novels by author J. K. Rowling stars stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as the three leading characters: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.
Despite how terrifying Voldemort looks, he’s not the smartest of villains as he had multiple opportunities to put an end to Harry Potter but failed to do so in all.
Sure, Voldemort looks terrifying, but he’s certainly not the smartest villain. How many times does Voldemort have young Harry Potter in a situation where he can easily put an end to him but hesitates because he wants to follow a complex and rigid route to achieve his aims.
This ultimately leads to the demise of Lord Voldemort. If only he had been smarter!
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Christian Bale reprises the lead role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, and introduces Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway), and Bane (Tom Hardy). Bane’s mission is to destroy Gotham City by any means possible, in fulfilment of Ra’s al Ghul’s wishes.
He however threatens to release use nuclear weapons all through the movie when he could simply have used it. He creates a plan to release all the prisoners at Blackgate Penitentiary, trap all police officers underground and take down the banks and the Gotham Stock Exchange.
He simply could have used the bomb in the first place, couldn’t he?