Why are the villains always right?

I figured it out.  …Why villains are so provacative.

Because they’re BAD?  …No.

Because they’re mysterious?  …No.

Because they kill people?  …No again.

It’s because they have the clarity and knowledge of reality that many human beings refuse to acknowledge–and then they apply/show/express it, in mind blowing, eye catching, and extreme ways.

(Now who can guess which movie I saw tonight. 😀  …I’ll give you a hint.  The person I’m talking about is the Joker. :P)

Now, anyone who’s seen this movie may know what I’m talking about.  Anyone who hasn’t: 1) You should.  2) When you see it, listen closely to what the Joker says when he’s actually…er…talking.  He’s a psycho, sure, everyone knows this, but do you know why?  Because he’s realized the reality of his big city, the agendas, routines, illusion of safety, the hope placed in false idols, the power hungry law.

“It’s not about money.  It’s about sending a message.”   That’s all he wants to do, to show people the harsh reality of their world by–well–shaking things up a bit.

Who’s seen Saw?  The villain, the jigsaw killer.  He places people in fatal situations to make them fight for the lives they took for granted in the past.  Not only does this send a message to the people who survive, but for the people who catch word of it, they receive his message.  The message he wishes to send because he knows that masses of people are taking their lives for granted, but no one will listen to one person unless they shake things up!

The super villains and criminal masterminds of Hollywood are the most extreme and brutally truthful visions of society’s  dark side.  The side that everyone wants “heroes” to shield them from.  But who isn’t secretly drawn to the truth, scary as it may be?  …and who isn’t secretly drawn to villains?


Now you tell me where the irony is in the fact that Gotham City’s “white knight” Harvey Dent, becomes the cities next big villain?

Just some food for thought.

—-End Spoiler—-

And for the record, Heath Ledger was phenomenal as the joker.  If he wasn’t already immortal in the world’s eyes, there’s no doubt that he is now.  He gave the Joker his life, complexity, and insanity.  Amazing–one of a kind performance.

RIP Heath Ledger.

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