Sometimes the villain isn't really the villain. If everything was always as black and white as that, there'd be no intrigue left in storytelling whatsoever. In fact, from time to time, the antagonist of the story actually has the most going on. For example, does anyone really care about Rick Deckard in Blade Runner? Like, are there just a bunch of Deckard stans running around out there? No way, man. But people are very much into what Rutger Hauer's Roy Batty has going on.
Other famous baddies like Batman Returns' Catwoman and Ex Machina's Ava prove to be the most interesting characters on-screen whenever we're lucky enough to watch them. And don't act like you're not secretly rooting for Kong in his titular adventure. Sometimes, the antagonist is secretly the protagonist. It's as simple as that.
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