The other night I re-watched Guardians of the Galaxy (great movie) I AM GROOT. Which got me thinking about Guardians of the Galaxy II (good movie) I am Groot. Love that little dude.
Which got me thinking about other movies and movie villains. It seems to me there ought to be Rules for Villains that movie writers are required to follow.
Asimov had rules robots had to follow. I think there should be rules for villains.
Rule 1: Never, ever, tell the hero you killed his mother/child/love of his life. It leads to highly focus animosity and a laser-like determination to put an end to the villain’s life. The writers will just have to find a different way to fill in the backstory.
Rule 2: If you’re a villain and you’re going to kill someone, kill them. Don’t play with your food. The writers will have to be more creative in getting the hero out of the proverbial tight spot.
I’m sure there are more. What other rules do you think villain writers should have to obey?