We have a ritual at my house any time we gather around to watch a DVD. It begins like this:
“What movie do you want to watch?”
“I dunno, what movie do you want to watch?”
“Eh, I really don’t care. Just put something in. But please not–“
The whole thing started as a joke because I was tired of always casting the deciding vote on movie night. I reasoned (wrongly, as it turned out) if I always chose the same movie, eventually someone else would voice a preference. Now I’ve seen Hellboy more times than I’d care to count and the movie with the red demon sporting sawed-off horns has become part of our twisted family history.
Despite the number of times I’ve seen the film, I still enjoy it. Why? Because the main character runs counter to type. Instead of being a bad guy, he wants to be good.
What makes a good guy good? What makes a bad guy bad? Those questions form the basis for this weekend’s assignment.
What if your favorite hero suddenly went darkside? What if the villain everyone loves to hate took a blow to the head and turned into a do-gooder? This weekend, pick your favorite good guy (or bad guy), pull a switcheroo, and write a scene showing him acting the opposite of his normal role.
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