We asked our regular contributors through e-mail In which movie did the villain actually have a point? We got many interesting responses. Here are some of them. We have just copied and pasted their responses, not editing them in any way.
1. Wizard of Oz. Yeah, she was a witch but c’mon. They were her dead sister’s shoes. She should have them. Not some stranger who just showed up and wants them. Oh, by the way, this stranger that just showed up, was the one that killed her sister. Sad really.
2. Barbossa, he just wanted to be uncursed. Granted he was being a real asshole about it.
3. Emperor’s New Groove, Kronk’s shoulder devil.
“No, no, he’s got a point.”
4. The shark in Jaws.
The ocean is his home.
5. There is this podcast ran by two stand-up comedians called “The villain was right” that has quite a long list of episodes on this premise. Ranging from death from Final Destination to Arthur from the magic school bus.
6. Now he wasn’t really a villain, but he was the antagonist, Goofy in A Goofy Movie had understandably good reasons to be scared for his son from his perspective.
7. Magneto from the x-men series (particularly the reboot). Especially in Days of Future Past.
8. Shylock in The Merchant of Venice. The play’s entire message could be summed up as “Shylock’s not wrong, he’s just an asshole.”
9. School Of Rock. Principal Mullens definitely had a right to be concerned, No Vacancy had a right to kick him out of the band, and Ned and his girlfriend had a right to be pissed at their roommate for not paying rent.
10. The bee movie.