Sunday, October 7, 2012

Villain of the Day- Oct 7th

Marvel has given us some pretty fascinating characters. One of the best, in my opinion is the mega villain Magneto. He's not only a villain, he's a tragic hero almost that is easy to identify with and feel sorry for, but is also hard to root for when you see him do some pretty messed up stuff. All he wants to do is make the planet safe for mutants to live in, but in his mind, that can only happen when humans are no longer in existence.He's much like Ra's Al Ghul in that he has a radical objective that he has already decided in his mind is the right thing, and nobody can change his mind, not even his best friend who believes that humans and mutants can live in harmony. At this day and age, I think we find the idea of radicals rather frightening because we have seen what a radical belief in something can do and how little they care about the consequences. Magneto's convictions, paired with a masterful performance from Michael Fassbender and the always great Sir Ian McKellen make for a great villain and another one of my favorites, even if I haven't read all of the comics.

"The war is still coming, and I intend to fight it, by any means necessary"

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