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Episode 265 - 9 Movies That Forgot To Prove The Villain Wrong

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Imagine a genie gave you one million dollars to make a movie. You’d immediately go into Working Your Ass Off Mode, right? After all, if you’re spending one whole million U.S. dollars, you’d want to make sure the script and production were as perfect as they could be. Now here’s the next version of that thought experiment: what if you got to spend FOUR HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS? What if you got to spend it making an Avengers story that tied together ten years of filmmaking? And here’s the scary part: what if your story forgot to make it clear that the villain was, ya know, on the wrong side of the conflict? 

On this week’s episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writers Chase Mitchell and Ben Joseph for a look at how some of the biggest movies of all time forgot to prove that their villain was in the wrong. And if they’re lucky they’ll find a way to explain how films from ‘The Little Mermaid’ to ‘Mission: Impossible - Fallout’ to ‘Avengers Thanos-stravaganza’ screwed up the basic building block of "good versus evil" without audiences noticing.

Footnotes: http://www.cracked.com/podcast/9-movies-that-forgot-to-prove-villain-wrong/

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This is the second time that speech about blue has come up on a Cracked podcast (the first was a while ago) as a justification for the fashion industry and the character's pickiness, but Hathaway's character would have bought the same sweater regardless of which slight variation of blue it was.  The speech is about how the fashion industry puts huge efforts into things that only matters to the fashion industry.  That's fine, but it shouldn't change how the main character feels about which ever two nearly identical things that were being compared.

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