13 Cinematic Villains With Admirable Intentions
ComingSoon.net has picked some of cinema’s most understood baddies. Check out our picks in the gallery below!
It has often been said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions; this particular proverb has never rung truer than in the annals of cinematic history. There have been many characters to grace the silver screen and produce mixed feelings from the audience; perhaps we see a part of ourselves up there—dancing in the moral gray area that exists between right and wrong. One of the most well-received and concrete aspects of a good character arc revolves around the idea that damnation is merely a result of misconceived intent. The lies that we believe.
It would be unfair to say that every one of the following antagonists even had a choice; sometimes characters are just driven by instinct or are simply doing what they were made to do. That being said, there are also some characters on this list who had the opportunity to embrace a more rational viewpoint but choose not to, others could be considered anti-heroes. Hopefully, this collection will serve as a very conflicted walk down memory lane (end of road metaphors).