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Top 5 Villains of the XXIst Century
« on: July 14, 2017, 11:54:00 AM »
One of my main takeaways from Covenant (which I have still to write anything about) was that David was one of the best villains I could remember seeing in a long time. I am pretty sure he would feature near the top of any top villains list made by me. Anyone wanna compare notes?
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Re: Top 5 Villains of the XXIst Century
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 12:08:26 PM »
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Re: Top 5 Villains of the XXIst Century
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2017, 12:22:33 PM »
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Re: Top 5 Villains of the XXIst Century
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2017, 01:03:34 PM »
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Re: Top 5 Villains of the XXIst Century
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 11:29:40 PM »
Comparing notes, chronologically:

2000 - Miranda Richardson as Mrs. Tweedy in Chicken Run
2000 - Alan Ford as Brick Top in Snatch
2000 - Ben Kingsley as Don Logan in Sexy Beast
2001 - Steve Buscemi as Randall in Monsters Inc.
2002 - Leandro Firmino as Li'l Zé in City of God
2002 - Daniel Day-Lewis as Bill the Butcher in Gangs of New York
2003 - Geoffrey Rush as Captain Barbossa in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
2003 - Chiaki Kuriyama as Go-Go Yubari in Kill Bill Vol. 1
2004 - Jason Lee as Syndrome in The Incredibles
2005-2011 - Ralphe Finnes as Voldemort in the Harry Potter series
2006 - Philip Seymour Hoffman as Owen Davian in Mission: Impossible III
2006 - Ben Whishaw as Jean-Baptiste Grenouille in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
2007 - Billy Mitchell as Himself in The King of Kong
2007 - Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurth in No Country For Old Men
2008 - Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight
2008 - Jack O'Connell as Brett in Eden Lake
2009 - Christoph Waltz as Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds
2011 - Ezra Miller as Kevin in We Need to Talk About Kevin
2013 - Sea World in Blackfish
2014 - Toby Kebbell as Koba in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
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Re: Top 5 Villains of the XXIst Century
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2017, 01:40:20 AM »
I'm going to take this a year at a time ...

For 2000, I'd expect Ben Kingsley as Don Logan in Sexy Beast to be a popular choice; or Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho; but I might have to go with the villain in Unbreakable, despite not being a huge fan of that film. I don't see an option that really jumps out at me.

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Re: Top 5 Villains of the XXIst Century
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2017, 01:59:45 AM »
2003 - Chiaki Kuriyama as Go-Go Yubari in Kill Bill Vol. 1
2014 - Toby Kebbell as Koba in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Nice non-obvious ones!

The Dark Knight's Joker
Ex Machina's Nathan
Pan's Labyrinth's Vidal
V For Vendetta's Sutler
City of God's Lil Ze
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Re: Top 5 Villains of the XXIst Century
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2017, 04:09:01 AM »
1SO I don't know how you can make a list like that, with that level of detail and method, and not include the Joker. What do you think is so good about all those animated ones? And also, is Voldermort really that good a villain? I find there's just not much in the text for him.

I know a protagonist can be a villain of a story, but I cannot bring myself to consider any of the main characters villains. Patrick Bateman is the hero of his story.

I like chardy's list a lost.
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Re: Top 5 Villains of the XXIst Century
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2017, 07:22:05 AM »
2000 - Miranda Richardson as Mrs. Tweedy in Chicken Run

According to my HS girlfriend's budding Libertarian brother the real villians in Chicken Run were the chickens.

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Re: Top 5 Villains of the XXIst Century
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2017, 07:44:18 AM »
1. The Joker (The Dark Knight)
2. Hans Landa (Inglorious Basterds)
3. Loki (MCU)
4. Anton Chigurh (No Country For Old Men)
5. David (Alien: Covenant)

HM: Zé Pequeno (City of God), Terrence Fletcher

This is very tentative.
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