Maybe Im just a freak, but what is my fascination with the dark side? Besides adoring the (non) color black, I have always been attracted to the dark characters. Darth Vader being a prime example, as his Empires March gives me chills and his quotes serve as wisdom in my life. “Luke, I am your father, join me and we can travel the universe as father and son” or “The circle is now complete, when I last saw you I was but the learner… Now I am the MASTER!” Luke Skywalker was much too wimpy for me, I mean I really could not stand him, always whining and complaining. No I liked the bad boys, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and that bad ass drug smuggling wise guy Han Solo (part bad guy/good guy). I was devastated when Darth Maul was killed off so early in the first Star Wars, I mean, my God he was the coolest character.
Being a collector, I take pride in my collection of Star Wars bounty hunters, wicked X-men characters (such as Magneto) and the McFarlane Toys Movie Monsters (Jason, Leatherface, Freddy Kruger, Michael Meyers, Scream, Normon Bates, etc). My Spawn figures also litter the house in their reverence to gothic darkness. These villainous characters shrine my apartment like a wicked homage to the dark side.
In addition to this, I have a black cat, I love dark poetry, I cant stand feel-good movies or melodrama and prefer to watch either horror or action adventures. My favorite character in the Harry Potter movies is Malfoy (however he’s too evil in the books). The villains always excite me; Rudger Hower is Awesome in Blade Runner, Magneto is my favorite X-men, Cigarette Smoking Man was the coolest on X-files, Kahn was the best in Star Trek wrath of Kahn, Rob from Survivor’s All-star was my hero, and who couldn’t love Dr. Zeus on Planet of the Apes?
Im just a sucker for bad boys, I guess this being my weakness. I knew I had really lost it when I started having a crush on some of the characters of HBO’s OZ (Jaz Hoyt, Ryan O’Reily). My original bad boy crush was Matt Dillion and all his 80’s SE Hinton characters. I am entrigued by Tupak Shakur and Biggie Smalls, I enjoy Howard Stern and Tom Lykus. Its not that I agree with everything these bad boyz preach, its that I can find humor even in their most sexist remarks.
Jessica Rabbit once said “Im not bad… I was just drawn that way!” This is a quote I seem to live by. I like Frenchie in Greese, and find Sandra D to prissy. I only appreciated the talent of Burt Reynolds when he plays some slimeball like in Boogie Nights. Sometimes I only like a character when they become tempted by the dark side, or their troubled side. I like Fox Mulder better when he is spotted walking out of X-rated theaters or caught watching porn. Frank Black from Millennium was only likable once he started waging his internal battle. Luke Skywalker finally got some balls by being tempted by the dark side. Wolverine is definitely coolest when he is raging, and Cat Woman is a sexy bad ass chick who you secretly hope will kick Batman’s ass.
Is it cool to be bad? Do nice guy’s really finish last? I cant say the answer to these questions. At least in my fictional movie starstruck eyes, its good to be bad, and BORING to be good. Make any sense?
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