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Why did the filmmakers try to make all the characters dicks?

The fundamental problem with the film is there's no one to root for the protagonists aren't likable and you wanted the villain to win. If we were suppose to root for Kevin Bacon then why did they have him rape his neighbour and then have him look like a victim seeing his ex-girlfriend with someone else?, if Shue and Brolin are suppose to be the heroes then why are they shown making love behind Bacon's back? it would've worked for a different character but not for a main protagonist and why is everyone a bunch of loudmouths?

Feels like the filmmaker used only the first draft or was more into the special effects, sex and violence, they just couldn't decide on why should the audience care about the characters.


They didn't feel like scientists on the verge of a discovery as just foul mouth unprofessionals.