History SmugSnake / Film

15th Apr '17 12:51:30 PM nombretomado
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* Although at first he appears to be on the hero's side, [[spoiler:the gameshow host]] in ''SlumdogMillionaire'' is as smug as can be, and seems absolutely insulted by Jamal's success throughout the movie.

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* Although at first he appears to be on the hero's side, [[spoiler:the gameshow host]] in ''SlumdogMillionaire'' ''Film/SlumdogMillionaire'' is as smug as can be, and seems absolutely insulted by Jamal's success throughout the movie.
8th Apr '17 3:45:27 PM nombretomado
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** Jabba the Hutt in Episode VI: Film/ReturnOfTheJedi. Han offered money instead of his captivity and Jabba wouldn't listen; when Leia and Luke warned Jabba they could defeat him, Jabba and his minions didn't take them seriously at all. Even when being led to the Sarlacc Pit Luke said "this is your last chance; free us, or die." Jabba and his minions stil didn't take them seriously. Jabba had so many warnings, and so many chances for alternatives, that for him to still keep ignoring them made his KarmicDeath all the more satisfying. In his defense (and who ever thought they'd hear ''that'') he'd heard it ''all'' before. He'd had dozens, maybe hundreds of others in exactly the same place that the heroes were in, and clearly he had come off the better of it each time. In various EU works, he actually is more of a MagnificentBastard than Smug Snake. But as far as the movies themselves go, no context is given for this dismissive approach. Also, "free us, or die" comes after Luke manages to defeat the Rancor; this should give Jabba some indication that Luke could be a potential threat. Even if he was a MagnificentBastard before this, that doesn't rule out the possibility that he has turned into a Smug Snake since. (Even Palpatine, who was clearly a MagnificentBastard in the prequel trilogy, showed signs of turning into a Smug Snake in ReturnOfTheJedi.)

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** Jabba the Hutt in Episode ''Episode VI: Film/ReturnOfTheJedi.Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. Han offered money instead of his captivity and Jabba wouldn't listen; when Leia and Luke warned Jabba they could defeat him, Jabba and his minions didn't take them seriously at all. Even when being led to the Sarlacc Pit Luke said "this is your last chance; free us, or die." Jabba and his minions stil didn't take them seriously. Jabba had so many warnings, and so many chances for alternatives, that for him to still keep ignoring them made his KarmicDeath all the more satisfying. In his defense (and who ever thought they'd hear ''that'') he'd heard it ''all'' before. He'd had dozens, maybe hundreds of others in exactly the same place that the heroes were in, and clearly he had come off the better of it each time. In various EU works, he actually is more of a MagnificentBastard than Smug Snake. But as far as the movies themselves go, no context is given for this dismissive approach. Also, "free us, or die" comes after Luke manages to defeat the Rancor; this should give Jabba some indication that Luke could be a potential threat. Even if he was a MagnificentBastard before this, that doesn't rule out the possibility that he has turned into a Smug Snake since. (Even Palpatine, who was clearly a MagnificentBastard in the prequel trilogy, showed signs of turning into a Smug Snake in ReturnOfTheJedi.''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.)
25th Jan '17 9:50:55 PM DoctorNemesis
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* The villains in many an Creator/AdamSandler project tend to be rather smarmy creeps who are overly pleased with themselves, perhaps to make it easier for the audience to hate them over the often hot-tempered and at times borderline PsychopathicManChild protagonist:

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* The villains in many an Creator/AdamSandler project tend to be rather ''incredibly'' smarmy creeps who are overly pleased with themselves, perhaps to make it easier for the audience to hate them over the often hot-tempered and at times borderline PsychopathicManChild protagonist:
25th Jan '17 9:44:26 PM DoctorNemesis
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* The villains in many a Creator/AdamSandler project tend to be rather smarmy creeps who are overly pleased with themselves, perhaps to make it easier for the audience to hate them over the often hot-tempered and at times borderline PsychopathicManChild protagonist:

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* The villains in many a an Creator/AdamSandler project tend to be rather smarmy creeps who are overly pleased with themselves, perhaps to make it easier for the audience to hate them over the often hot-tempered and at times borderline PsychopathicManChild protagonist:
9th Jan '17 6:08:13 AM DoctorNemesis
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** In ''Film/TheWeddingSinger'', Robbie's competition for Julia's heart is Glen Guilia, her smug philandering fiancee.

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** In ''Film/TheWeddingSinger'', Robbie's competition for Julia's heart is Glen Guilia, her smug philandering yuppie fiancee.
9th Jan '17 6:06:37 AM DoctorNemesis
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* The villains in many a Creator/AdamSandler project tend to be rather smarmy creeps who are overly pleased with themselves, perhaps to make it easier for the audience to hate them over the often hot-tempered and at times borderline PsychopathicManChild protagonist:
** Film/BillyMadison faces off against Eric Gordon, a weaselly and slimy CorruptCorporateExecutive in order to inherit his father's hotel chain.
** Film/HappyGilmore competes against Shooter [=McGavin=], self-satisfied and preening professional golfer.
** In ''Film/TheWeddingSinger'', Robbie's competition for Julia's heart is Glen Guilia, her smug philandering fiancee.
1st Jan '17 7:16:49 AM PaulA
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* Klytus from the 1980 ''Film/FlashGordon''. Also WickedCultured, but with a strong dose of aristocratic snark. Occasionally loses his cool, but always has a bored, sneering dismissiveness for his opponents or a sleazy "with pleasure" for his boss--yet he badly overestimates how cowed Prince Barin is [[spoiler:and gets thrown onto spikes for his trouble]].

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* Klytus from the 1980 ''Film/FlashGordon''.''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}''. Also WickedCultured, but with a strong dose of aristocratic snark. Occasionally loses his cool, but always has a bored, sneering dismissiveness for his opponents or a sleazy "with pleasure" for his boss--yet he badly overestimates how cowed Prince Barin is [[spoiler:and gets thrown onto spikes for his trouble]].
22nd Dec '16 11:42:06 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[spoiler:Admiral Marcus]] from ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' counts as one. [[spoiler:In his final scene, he goes on a rant on how Kirk started a war, "forcing" Marcus to step up to lead Earth in a time of impending war. The arrogance and BlatantLies are ''enormous''. Not only that, but he didn't take into account that Kirk has a habit of disobeying the rules, meaning he found out the details of his plan.]] Let's not also forget that he thought he could control a {{Badass}} like [[spoiler:Khan...]]

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** [[spoiler:Admiral Marcus]] from ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' counts as one. [[spoiler:In his final scene, he goes on a rant on how Kirk started a war, "forcing" Marcus to step up to lead Earth in a time of impending war. The arrogance and BlatantLies are ''enormous''. Not only that, but he didn't take into account that Kirk has a habit of disobeying the rules, meaning he found out the details of his plan.]] Let's not also forget that he thought he could control a {{Badass}} badass like [[spoiler:Khan...]]
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?''
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