Movie Criminal Mistakes

Posted on September 29, 2008 at 6:00 pm

Cracked has a funny list of the six mistakes always made by movie criminals, from “discussing your crime in a diner” (“Pulp Fiction,” “Thief,” “Heat,” “American Gangster,” “Goodfellas”) to “working with a sociopath” and “talking too much to the people trying to catch you.”
I loved the way “The Incredibles” made fun of the movie tradition of having the bad guy take time out from doing his evil deeds to explain everything, both bringing the audience up to date and giving the good guys time to do their good guy things.

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2 Replies to “Movie Criminal Mistakes”

  1. Having a kid – What villain wants some teenaged rebel working against the villains interests. Dr Evil in Austin Powers had just such a situation. I am sure there are others. Maybe this is why most Crime / Super Villain films do not have offspring as part of the story.

  2. Or have a girlfriend! Whether through betrayal or cluelessness, they very often are responsible for the bad guy’s downfall.

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