History SmugSnake / Film

27th Nov '16 3:03:41 PM eroock
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* Ther hero of ''Film/SweetSmellOfSuccess'' is a press agent without a scruple to his name, willing to do anything to succeed, even using his friends. He slithers around trying to make deals with people by selling them on rhetoric, but many note that he's little more than a hired hand for his boss Hunsecker, and pretty much all of his own schemes end up falling completely flat. And so he ends up getting RewardedAsATraitorDeserves.
1st Nov '16 11:46:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Resurrection}}'': Once the killer is caught, he's incredibly smug about the fact that the cops have nothing that ties him to the murders.
-->''Cocky son of a bitch, isn't he?''
9th Oct '16 8:13:49 PM erforce
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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' features Lord Cutler Beckett, a CorruptCorporateExecutive played deliberately and with slimy relish. Who'd have thought that a series whose villains thus far were [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot cursed, immortal undead pirates]] would have a stereotypical [[AristocratsAreEvil evil English aristocrat]] as its BigBad? He's so repulsive that he made many viewers ''[[DracoInLeatherPants sympathize with Davy Jones]]'' when the latter was forced into [[TheDragon servitude]]. Evidently the writers felt the same, as [[spoiler: Jones' death is an anticlimactic drop-off-the-deck while Beckett gets a huge, epic slow motion [[StrollingThroughTheChaos walk through his exploding ship]] complete with OminousLatinChanting.]]

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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' features Lord Cutler Beckett, a CorruptCorporateExecutive played deliberately and with slimy relish. Who'd have thought that a series whose villains thus far were [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot cursed, immortal undead pirates]] would have a stereotypical [[AristocratsAreEvil evil English aristocrat]] as its BigBad? He's so repulsive that he made many viewers ''[[DracoInLeatherPants sympathize with Davy Jones]]'' when the latter was forced into [[TheDragon servitude]]. Evidently the writers felt the same, as [[spoiler: Jones' death in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd third film]] is an anticlimactic drop-off-the-deck while Beckett gets a huge, epic slow motion [[StrollingThroughTheChaos walk through his exploding ship]] complete with OminousLatinChanting.]]
30th May '16 4:55:33 AM DoctorNemesis
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* The Film/JamesBond film ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'' features [[spoiler:General Koskov]], an effective villain who so ''very'' much wants to be a MagnificentBastard, but doesn't quite make it. In his favour, though, he does come equipped with one of the best {{Evil Plan}}s in Bond movie history.

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* The Film/JamesBond film ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'' features [[spoiler:General Koskov]], an effective and [[AffablyEvil rather affable]] villain who so ''very'' much wants to be a MagnificentBastard, but doesn't quite make it. In his favour, though, he does come equipped with one of the best {{Evil Plan}}s in Bond movie history. Against him, however, is his rather goofy HappyDance when things are going his way.
20th Feb '16 10:01:20 AM nombretomado
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* After successfully stealing the Tesseract from SHIELD's custody at the start of ''Film/TheAvengers'', Loki is pretty much a MagnificentBastard who's got everything well in hand. However, by the time the Avengers get their act together and fight back against his alien allies when they invade New York, he makes the terrible mistake of [[spoiler:trying to verbally belittle the Incredible Hulk, ending up on the wrong end of a hilariously one-sided CurbStompBattle.]] He also falls for Black Widow's ploy to figure out his plans. As in the ''Thor'' films, he's not incompetent, but he's nowhere near as good as he thinks he is and he refuses to admit that ''anything'' is his fault. Thanks to the strength of Tom Hiddleston's performance, [[TropesAreNotBad people seem to enjoy watching his plans succeed just as much as they like watching him getting the crap kicked out of him when they don't.]]

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* After successfully stealing the Tesseract from SHIELD's custody at the start of ''Film/TheAvengers'', ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', Loki is pretty much a MagnificentBastard who's got everything well in hand. However, by the time the Avengers get their act together and fight back against his alien allies when they invade New York, he makes the terrible mistake of [[spoiler:trying to verbally belittle the Incredible Hulk, ending up on the wrong end of a hilariously one-sided CurbStompBattle.]] He also falls for Black Widow's ploy to figure out his plans. As in the ''Thor'' films, he's not incompetent, but he's nowhere near as good as he thinks he is and he refuses to admit that ''anything'' is his fault. Thanks to the strength of Tom Hiddleston's performance, [[TropesAreNotBad people seem to enjoy watching his plans succeed just as much as they like watching him getting the crap kicked out of him when they don't.]]
17th Jan '16 11:02:00 PM rjung
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** Wing Chau, the inventor of "synthetic CDOs" whom Mark Baum meets in Las Vegas. When Baum expresses disbelief at how he's created the "atomic bomb" of banking by selling bad investments, Chau smirks and taunts him by asking how their net worths compare.

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** Wing Chau, the inventor of "synthetic CDOs" [=CDOs=]" whom Mark Baum meets in Las Vegas. When Baum expresses disbelief at how he's created the "atomic bomb" of banking by selling bad investments, Chau smirks and taunts him by asking how their net worths compare.
17th Jan '16 11:01:43 PM rjung
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* Two from ''Film/TheBigShort'':
** Vennett is a sleazy, tanned, over-slick guy, but not a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk like other characters because he is at least honest and upfront with people.
** Wing Chau, the inventor of "synthetic CDOs" whom Mark Baum meets in Las Vegas. When Baum expresses disbelief at how he's created the "atomic bomb" of banking by selling bad investments, Chau smirks and taunts him by asking how their net worths compare.
--->'''Chau:''' You think I'm a parasite, don't you, Mr. Baum? Yet apparently society values me ''very'' much.
24th Dec '15 9:29:11 AM Ambaryerno
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* Grí­ma Wormtongue as portrayed by Brad Dourif in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. He's slimy to the core, talks to everyone with an annoying sneer in his voice, and didn't prepare even nearly large enough a guard to ward off a small band of heroes who happen to be good fighters, and apparently not remembering to tell his guards ''why'' they needed to take Gandalf's staff. (The book, in contrast, makes clear that the doorwarden doesn't trust Grí­ma further than he could throw him -- he lets Gandalf get away with bringing his staff because he believes that Gandalf means well for the Rohirrim, but that Grí­ma does not.)

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* Grí­ma Wormtongue as portrayed by Brad Dourif in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. He's slimy to the core, talks to everyone with an annoying sneer in his voice, and didn't prepare even nearly large enough a guard to ward off a small band of heroes who happen to be good fighters, and apparently not remembering to tell his guards ''why'' they needed to take Gandalf's staff. (The [[note]]The book, in contrast, makes clear that the doorwarden doesn't trust Grí­ma further than he could throw him -- he lets Gandalf get away with bringing his staff because he believes that Gandalf means well for the Rohirrim, but that Grí­ma does not.)not. The film does imply this with the annoyed look Háma gives Gandalf when he tries to finagle his way in with staff in hand before letting him through, and later when he stops Gamling from trying to intervene, but it's much less explicit.[[/note]]
20th Dec '15 9:46:51 AM res20stupid
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* In ''Film/NewJackCity'', drug dealer Nino Brown's sliminess reaches its epitome near the end when he makes a deal with the prosecution for a reduced sentence. He gloats to the cop who tried to get him convicted and whose mother he killed years ago to come work for him when he's back on the streets, and praises the American justice system to the press. [[spoiler:He is almost immediately publically killed vigilante-style by an old man whose life he destroyed earlier in the film.]]

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* In ''Film/NewJackCity'', drug dealer Nino Brown's sliminess reaches its epitome near the end when he makes a deal with the prosecution for a reduced sentence. He gloats to the cop who tried to get him convicted and whose mother he killed years ago to come work for him when he's back on the streets, and praises the American justice system to the press. [[spoiler:He is almost immediately publically publicly killed vigilante-style by an old man whose life he destroyed earlier in the film.]]
* The main villain of ''A Christmas Star'' spends most of the film trying to buy up the land of a small village in Norther Ireland with the intention of [[spoiler: closing down the local pottery factory and bulldoze the town to create an amusement park]], something that only Noelle, a young child living in the town, seems to understand. He even sends hired goons after her to make her shut up! However, his plan completely falls apart when Noelle and her friends barge into his meeting with the local politicians at Stormont (local parliament). First off, [[spoiler: he's not the head of the business trying to acquire the land, and his boss wanted to develop in the village, not destroy it, so he instantly fires the villain via Skype.]] While that mostly stops his plans, he tries to remind the protagonist and her friends that he has already bought the pottery and legally owns the business Noelle is trying to save, even waving the deed in front of their faces and bragging (which is even funnier since Stormont meetings are broadcasted on UTV and BBC News), only for [[spoiler: his own son to snatch the deed out of his hands and point out one little problem - after a small incident earlier in the movie, the previous owners included a clause that the villain is banned from claiming ownership. The BigBad doesn't own the pottery, his son does! His plans basically imploded.]]
9th Dec '15 7:20:46 PM WillBGood
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** ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'':\\\
Stryker. Down to the overconfidence part.\\\
Also Agent Zero has his moments.

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** ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'':\\\
''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'': Stryker. Down to the overconfidence part.\\\
Also Agent Zero has his moments.
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