Originally Posted by Fredrik
Or are the roles/characters victims of PG13 ?
Thats one of the problem, the other is of course that some bad guys are not written as good(bad) as they needed to be. Also add that they sometimes is miscast, sometimes to much cgi to be scary, and sometimes just bad directed and not very well edited.
There are plenty of good exampels were the movies actually manage to have a bad guy that works for the movie.
We have the classic bad guy thats so despicable that you just want to find him and kill him yourself (preferably with a spoon). (Dirty Harry)
A bad guy sometimes needs to be more complex then just being evil. He should be in the border land between good and evil. So the viewer can understand (not sympathise) with the bad guy. (The Rock Movie
And he needs to better then the good guy, the hero is never stronger then his foe. (The Terminator)