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(Movie News)   Ten best comic book villains and the movies they villained in   (movies.com) divider line 12
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2013-09-02 06:05:31 PM
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Nicholas D. Wolfwood: List fails without Ozymandias, from 'Watchmen'.  How many others of these losers actually managed to *pull off* their Eeeevil Plots (tm)?  That alone should have nailed top spot for him.


Nope, the list would fail with him. He's a great villain in the comic, but he was horribly miscast in the movie. Ozy needed to be a likable movie idol type to sell the twist ending, not a skinny, untrustworthy schemer with an on-again-off-again Eastern European accent. Weirdly enough, it was one of the very few comic book roles that would have been perfect for George Clooney.
2013-09-02 03:32:44 PM
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Nicholas D. Wolfwood: List fails without Ozymandias, from 'Watchmen'.  How many others of these losers actually managed to *pull off* their Eeeevil Plots (tm)?  That alone should have nailed top spot for him.


Perhaps because the actual performance was sort of...lackluster.

Nuada, and Hellboy 2, were brilliant. Del Toro made a great flick, that captured the essence of a great deal of Mignola's work. The wonder, the horror, the humor, and while it wasn't based on any single Mignola piece, it managed to keep the style and do them justice to the characters and the world he's created. The best of Mignola's villains aren't the ones who are just monsters--and there are plenty of those--but the ones that you can see exactly why they walked the paths they did, and often with the best of intentions and reasons. That's the thing about Mignola, is that you see plenty of critters that are just plane shaking ebbil, but also, wonders trying desperately to stay out of the world, away from the world of Men. I hope that del Toro will pick up another Hellboy one day, because there isn't another director out there that gets the work as well as he does.
2013-09-02 11:47:08 AM
2 votes:
Also liked this description for Prince Nuada...

"A guy whose actions seem evil from the outside but absolutely heroic and essential when seen from his point of view. After all, he's only trying to save his entire world from extinction. Who can blame the guy?"

That's how I felt about Zod in Man of Steel.
2013-09-02 11:43:23 AM
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Molina's Doc Ock was farking awesome and the best thing to come out of any of the Spider-Man movies past or present.
2013-09-02 11:25:49 AM
2 votes:
I would've had Loki higher based on Hiddleston's performance, but not a bad list.
2013-09-02 11:24:49 AM
2 votes:
Pretty good list and well written without the usual fanboy drooling.
2013-09-02 11:21:56 PM
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therecksays: PIP_the_TROLL: slayer199: Seemed more like a guy with a serious inferiority complex.

That's what Loki has *always* been. It's been his primary motivating factor since forever.

As far back as the original Norse Mythology.


Pretty much no.  The actual Norse God is blood brother to Odin, and sometimes traveling companion to Thorr.  In one version of the myth, he co-created humanity with Odin and Hoenir and imbued humans with "color and countenance".  Gave the Gods Gungnir, Skidbladnir and Sif's golden hair, and indirectly responsible for (through a wager) the ring Draupnir, Gullinbursti the boar, and Mjollnir.

/back to your regularly scheduled comic book discussion
2013-09-02 05:01:42 PM
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Alphax: Shrugging Atlas: "A guy whose actions seem evil from the outside but absolutely heroic and essential when seen from his point of view. After all, he's only trying to save his entire world from extinction. Who can blame the guy?"

That's how I felt about Zod in Man of Steel.

Agreed.  Though Man of Steel hadn't come out when the list was made.


Please: Zod was a dick.

Humans and Kryptonians could have co-existed, but Zod wanted to murder us all and then set up his own utopia. No excuses for him.
2013-09-02 01:12:36 PM
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Could use a little of Mark Hamill's joker, but I guess they had to pick one.
2013-09-02 12:21:04 PM
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List fails without Ozymandias, from 'Watchmen'.  How many others of these losers actually managed to *pull off* their Eeeevil Plots (tm)?  That alone should have nailed top spot for him.
2013-09-02 11:59:10 AM
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Infernalist: PIP_the_TROLL: Alphax: Not a bad list, but published in April.

I'm also unfamiliar with #9 and #7.

Agreed. A pretty darn good list and Magneto is rightfully on top. You can't beat Ian McKellan. His Magneto is pitch perfect.

In the first X-Men movie, there was one moment near the end after he's finished mocking the Xers and and he turns, holds his hands canted out in a slightly cruciform pose and effortlessly starts to levitate up the Statue of Liberty... something about that just *screamed* Magneto to me.

As good as he was in X-men, it was his role in X-2 that really brought it home for me.  In that movie, you see that not only is he 'right' about humanity, but that he honestly sees mutant as his family, even the ones that are trying to beat him up.


Agreed, McKellan was great as Magneto.  However, don't forget about Michael Fassbender.  He did a great job as well.  Fantastic actors, both of them.
2013-09-02 11:29:36 AM
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Alphax: Not a bad list, but published in April.

I'm also unfamiliar with #9 and #7.


Agreed. A pretty darn good list and Magneto is rightfully on top. You can't beat Ian McKellan. His Magneto is pitch perfect.

In the first X-Men movie, there was one moment near the end after he's finished mocking the Xers and and he turns, holds his hands canted out in a slightly cruciform pose and effortlessly starts to levitate up the Statue of Liberty... something about that just *screamed* Magneto to me.
 
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