November 29, 2007

Revenge is sweet....

There is a wise old saying - Don't get mad, get even. And, if movies are to be believed, it is a motto to live by.

Take the actions of Khan on Star Trek. Here this poor guy is awaken from his 300 year cryo sleep when this jerk Kirk ditches him on some planet only to watch his new bride die slowly and painfully. Well, Khan finds Captain James T. Kirk and leaves him stranded, not *on* a planet, but *IN* one. Too far deep to be transported out. Somehow, the communicator is able to tunnel through miles of rock and dirt, and the two have the following conversation:

Kirk: Khan, you bloodsucker! You're going to have to do your own dirty work now, do you hear me? Do you?!
Khan: Kirk! Kirk, you're still alive, my old friend.
Kirk: Still... Old... Friend... You've managed to kill just about everybody else, but like a poor marksman you keep missing the target!
Khan: Perhaps I no longer need to try, Admiral.
Kirk: Khan. Khan, you've got Genesis. But you don't have me! You're going to kill me, Khan, you're going to have to come... down... here... You're going to have to Come... Down... HERE...
Khan: I've done far worse than kill you. I've hurt you. And I wish to go on... hurting you. I shall leave you as you left me, as you left her. Marooned for all eternity... in the center of a dead planet. Buried alive... buried alive...

Another great revenge movie is The Count of Monte Cristo. That poor guy had everything taken from him - his career, his father, his finance, his wealth, his freedom, 17 years of his life... And he got EVERYONE that messed with him back. Sending them to their death, or to the same hell hole prison they sent him too. It was awesome. Of course, the movie doesn't end the way the book does. It makes it more happy.

Well now there's another review film for you to check out, just visit the official Sweeney Todd movie site and see how Tim Burton and Johny Depp treat revenge. Here's a hint. There's a lot of big messed up hair, white make up and singing and dancing involved. Kind of like Edward Scissorhands with a chip on his shoulder meets Cats. What happens is this barber has his family and freedom taken away from him, which drives him quite mad, so after a good number of years, he comes back and goes on a fun-filled, cartoonish killing spree to take revenge on the people that ruined his life. Sort of like the Count of Monte Cristo, except with more blood and music. You can also visit Sweeney Todd on MySpace.

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