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YMMV: Wild Wild West
Adaptation Displacement: Not everyone who has seen (or even heard of) this film is aware of the TV show it's based on.
Complete Monster: Arliss Loveless is a former white slaver and technology expert with no allegiance to anyone but himself. In addition to being an utter bigot, he slaughters General McGrath's men in front of him with a tank prototype as punishment for surrendering to the North and to use the General's men as target practice. He kills the General himself when he demands that Loveless stop the massacre. He plans to destroy the United States unless the President surrenders to his new alliance, and firebombs a random frontier town to prove his point. He sells out the former Confederacy that he fought for when he presents his plan to carve up the whole country amongst himself and a collection of foreign powers. It's revealed that he previously used his tank to wipe out a settlement of free slaves, including Jim West's family, also for target practice.
Critic Proof: Despite both bad reviews and a poor box office performance, the film still recouped its budget nearly twice over.