X-Men - Magneto

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X-Men - Magneto

Post  Polidano on Wed May 02, 2018 10:53 am

Do audiences sympathize with Magneto?  What does Brian Singer do to help audiences feel for this character?  Even though he is the main baddy, is he likable?  Explain.

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Post  Isabella_Smith on Thu May 03, 2018 5:09 pm

Magneto thinks he is doing the right thing for the rest of the mutants. In his eyes then the world will never understand them, so he needs to make it his mission to take control. We can sympathize with him because he is only doing what he sees is right. Also, he also feel bad for him because of the background information that is provided. He grew up during war times and went through a traumatic experience with his family and ended up being separated from them. Brian Singer does a good job making us feel for his character by convincing the audience that he believes that he is doing is the right thing. Overall, even as a bad guy, he is very likable because he is cunning, relentless, and will stop at nothing to have his ambitions realized.
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Post  Julia S on Thu May 03, 2018 5:58 pm

The audience is able to feel sympathy for Magneto because even though he does awful things, he truly believes that what he is doing is right. Furthermore, people discriminate against the mutants and prosecute them so Magneto wants to make everyone equal so that way he and mutants everywhere will be treated equally, so his reasons for doing his evil crimes are understandable. Another way sympathy is created for him is when they show a glimpse at his past and it shows how awful his childhood was.
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Post  NicoleM on Fri May 04, 2018 4:24 pm

Yes, because he is trying to protect the mutants and he's trying to do what he thinks is right. Brian Singer helps the audience feel for this character because he shows how magneto blames himself for the mutant girl running away because he thought if he hadn't accidentally stabbed her when she woke him up she wouldn't be blamed for trying to take his powers and she wouldn't have runaway. Magneto is likeable because he risked his life many times to save the mutant girl and save mutants and thought the movie he was trying to protect the mutants from humans. Also he kept his promise to the mutant girl and protected her.

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Post  danny_76 on Mon May 07, 2018 5:24 pm

Audiences do sympathise with Magneto for various reasons. The movie begins with Magneto being taken away from his mother in a world war ridden Poland; this alone has us feel for him because it's sad to see a child taken from his mother. Furthermore, Magneto speaks of how he's fighting so that the mutants of the world are looked after because the world hates them. This makes him relatable as he is protecting his race with physicality like Malcom X. He is likeable because his motives have reasoning behind them and has had a rough past that is nowhere near repeatable to most but definitely causes sympathy.

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Post  mattiodapattio on Mon May 07, 2018 6:06 pm

Yes audiences sympathize with Magneto. This is due to the fact that we understand why he is doing what he is doing. Magneto sees the mutant and human conflict as survival of the fittest unlike professor x who sees it as a grave misunderstanding. Magneto believes that if humans aren't dealt with than all mutants will be on the run and will be threatened worse than they already are. We also sympathize with Magneto because we get to see what happens to him as a child when, he was spilt off from his parents during the war.

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Post  Monahan on Tue May 08, 2018 11:12 am

Magneto in the film "X-Men" is depicted as a villain that believes he is doing the right thing by making mutants separated from human society. However, even if he is a "baddy" I believe that Magneto deserves some sort of sympathy, even if it is only a little. This is because he really does want mutants to be successful, and be accepted into human society, but he wants them into the human society in all the wrong ways. For instance, Magneto attempts to put mutants over all humans within their own society, essentially making them their slaves to a certain extreme. However, on the "Good Guy" side with Professor X, they are aiming to just merge societies into one, where mutant and human can coexist, and be equal. Overall Brian Singer did a great job depicting a believable Magneto in the sense that he just wanted the best for the people living in the world just like him. Although his methods are wrong, Magneto is in the right, attempting to make the right steps for his people.

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Post  Christine Sim on Mon May 14, 2018 7:40 pm

The audience sympathises with Magneto because, although he is doing terrible things, he believes that it is the right thing to do. In the beginning of the movie, the viewers learn about Magento’s rough past and can learn to sympathise with him because of this. He is likeable because he is devious and works hard to achieve his goals. He is does everything in his power to separate the mutants from human society, because he believes that it is the best thing to do.

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Post  Brendan schuck on Tue May 15, 2018 9:16 am

Yes, the audience does sympathize with Magneto and this is because he believes what he is doing is right and something that the mutants will benefit from. The audience also feels sympathy by showing Magneto’s dark past during the holocaust. This helps to give a reason for Magnetos views on the human race. I think that he he is likeable as he is charismatic and despite his different views on humanity is still not necessarily “evil”.

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Post  jessvautour on Tue May 15, 2018 9:22 am

Yes we can sympathize with him because he thinks what he is doing is right and that it is was is best for the mutants. He does everything he can to ‘protect’ his kind. He is also seen at the beginning of the movie growing up in a time of war and we see that his parents were taken away from him. This gives us a little bit of a backstory of him and his struggles during childhood. He is fairly likeable because he is very persistent about his goals and stops at nothing to carry out his plan.

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Post  Angienunez on Tue May 15, 2018 9:26 am

Audiences do sympathise with Magneto for various reasons. The movie begins with Magneto being taken away from his mother during the war. This has the audience sympathize for magneto because no child should be taken away from their mother . The audience also sympathizes him because we are able to understand why he is doing what he is doing. He believes that he must protect the mutants or else mankind will destroy them. He is fighting for the mutants and wants them to be understood and accepted. Although his actions are wrong and evil his intentions are good therefore this allows the audience to feel sympathy towards him

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Post  Angienunez on Tue May 15, 2018 9:26 am

Audiences do sympathise with Magneto for various reasons. The movie begins with Magneto being taken away from his mother during the war. This has the audience sympathize for magneto because no child should be taken away from their mother . The audience also sympathizes him because we are able to understand why he is doing what he is doing. He believes that he must protect the mutants or else mankind will destroy them. He is fighting for the mutants and wants them to be understood and accepted. Although his actions are wrong and evil his intentions are good therefore this allows the audience to feel sympathy towards him

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