It can be difficult to perfect the character of the murderous villain. Being a super evil, psychologically disturbed individual can be a tough reputation to uphold. Add in a stressful situation or a car chase, and you’ll start to see cracks. Unfortunately for these villains, their mistakes cost them their freedom, their lives, and their reputations.
Sometimes the bad guys aren’t always responsible for their mistakes. Sometimes the director makes the mistake of simply forgetting certain elements. Other times, the characters are forced to break their own rules in an attempt to save themselves from the inevitable.
With these villains, it seems like sometimes the easiest rules are the things that end up getting them in the end. For example, Hannibal lets his greatest threat live, Norman Bates invites a girl to dinner, and Kevin helps his victim escape. These three aren’t the only ones to make stupid mistakes when it comes to causing destruction and devastation, and they probably won’t be the last.
It’s a demanding profession to murder people, and sometimes the pressure gets to you. Poor misunderstood assholes.
Everyone knows what to do and what not to do when faced with Joe Dante’s vicious little Gremlins. There are three basic rules for caring for your pre-Gremlin Mogwai. Never feed them after midnight, don’t let them catch the sun’s rays and never get them wet!
We all know this, but it seems like the Mogwai themselves sometimes forget the rules. In the film, the cute little bundles of fur are shown running through the snow. As we all know, snow is the frozen form of water and should in theory have the same effect on prepubescent creatures.
This is apparently not the case until the Mogwai begin to multiply in the scene, breaking their rules and the laws of basic science. The only time we see the Mogwai begin to multiply is when they hit the water. Technically, they’re breaking their own rule, but the director doesn’t hold them accountable for their actions, and they get away with the little mistake.
What was obviously a slight negligence on the part of the director should have resulted in a much bigger problem than what was depicted in the film.