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The Cine-Analyst: Episode 12 – Magneto

On this episode of the Cine-Analyst, we look at Magneto, the one character in the X-men franchise who you can never really be sure whose side he’s on. Having survived the Holocaust, Magneto sees the world as an us versus them struggle, a struggle that lives on in his existence as a mutant in a mostly human world. But what’s the price you pay for keeping a never-ending war going?

 

 

Here’s what we talk about this episode:

  • When you make a villain too likable, just make their lives hell
  • How a character who kills literal Nazis ends up a villain
  • Aggression versus assimilation
  • A world where being different is like having a target drawn on your back
  • Yoda would sense in him much fear

Tune in every Friday as I breakdown fictional characters and talk about what’s going on inside that brain of theirs. Are your favorite heroes crazy or just misunderstood? Find out on this season of The Cine-Analyst!

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About The Author

Sara Roncero-Menendez

A reporter by trade, Sara is a lover of horror, sci-fi, and all things pop culture. From indies to classics to even the strangest schlock, all movies and TV shows are fair game. She believes Batman is the most fascinating superhero, and that Silent Hill is one of the best horror franchises ever made (as long as you don't count the movies). Fun Fact: The only movie Sara will not rewatch is The Room -- once was more than enough.