Movies can get you to like almost any characters if pitch them in the right light
I'm watching some older, probably 1960's outlaw movie, pretty good actually, one of those 'made before it's time' feeling type of films.
Two guys, two different backgrounds, brought together to commit a crime act, I guess they new each other in prison or jail.
Ones blonde, the other looks like a way younger Charles Mansion, but not him.
They form relationship, partners in crime, then rob a farm, it goes bad, they didn't get what they thought they should, but killed the family anyways, and from there as they elude the law, the movie gets interesting, cause with all the back time you get to know the two characters, as if riding around with them, peering into their backgrounds and so forth, like what you do with your own family.
And scenes cut back and forth between them, and the community, and the cops on their tail, it's almost like a Martin Scorosee film before his time, just has that real life gritty feel to it, yet class A production.
Anyways, if student of film and movies, you know what's going to eventually happen even if don't finish watching.
Evil can never be rewarded, especially back in those days, the 1960's, you just know there's going to be a reckoning, either their relationship will fall apart, and or the law will catch them or both.
Whatever happens you just know the ending won't be good.
But at this time you're kind of starting to like the characters cause you see their back stories.
Sure they spend 5 minutes of film committing ugly crime, but rest of film is about back their back stories and other side characters.
No one is a monster all the time, even a monster can be calm for days, weeks, even years, appear to be more affectionate then 'normal' people, then 'bam' they strike.
I guess that could be any of us from just watching the news headlines.
Anyways point is you begin to like the characters, then start getting sad cause you know what's coming, they're going to get caught, or shot, or tried and hung, and that's when it gets sad.
But you're not sad for crime they did, but sad cause you feel like you're loosing friends or even family.
Films that can make you feel that way are good, the actors, the script and so forth.
(As I type this they've been caught and in interigation room, but just before that, out of kind gesture, they picked up two hitchikers, a old man and his grandson...again showing you the human side of characters, but then 'bam', the get caught right as their futures seem to be getting better.
Have some free Amazon movie stuff going on, not worth it.
Movie directing just sucks now.
Hard to get scared in movie where the females are cast as super thin, transvestite male looking characters (Cause behind the scenes, that's who's in charge).
But hard to watch these super anarexic starved 'W' women, and feel sympathy for them, even in horror movie.
What has happened to true 'Stars' that could actually act., and make you forget they were acting.
Hell, If I' were some super thin, Etheopian thin 'W' chick that looked like a Transvestite male,...let me stop....maybe it's not so good to look that way.
Even they're human and deserve my pity...poor things.
Just sad that they still believe being thin, near death thin, pale, death pale, and looking like transestite guy, when really a female, they still believe that's better than being a healthy looking person of color, than more power to them, poor things.