Speaking of villains and heroes, last night I watched 3:10 to Yuma. Wow, what an awesome movie! It's now my favorite after The Last of the Mohicans.
3:10 to Yuma has all the things an incredible story needs. Conflict, characterization, dialogue, it had it all.
And the hero and villain? Wonderfully done. The hero was not perfect. He struggled to do right. The villian was not all bad. I loved them both. Really such a perfect movie all around.
While I'm thinking about The Last of The Mohicans, that villain was sympathetic as well. We got his backstory of the murdered family and now his quest for revenge. But he's twisted, just like Hawkeye says.
Ahhhh, big sigh of contentment. These are truly great stories that I believe will live on for a long, long time.