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Tue, 28th Dec '04, 6:35pm
Yeah, the title pretty much explains it, my choices are:
-Dracula from "Blade Trinity": he shape shifts and kills everybody because he can, and wants to. Oh and he threw a baby of a building.
-The hairy guy from "Arthur": he commands a large Saxon army and rapes and pillages more or less the entire movie.
-Agent Smith from the Matrix trilogy: he can multiply himself and he can fly. he's also supposed to represent Satan or the antichrist or whatever.
Tue, 28th Dec '04, 7:44pm
-The Ringwraiths from Lord of the Rings: They look cool and the action sequences with them are incredible.
-Darth Vader from Star Wars: I love the armor and the voice.
-Flagg from The Stand: Although not as cool as he was in the book, he is still fairly badass.
Tue, 28th Dec '04, 9:49pm
In no particular order:
Hannibal Lecter in 'Silence of the Lambs' (I didn't think 'Red Dragon' or 'Hannibal' were that good) - the ultimate in chilling, empathy-free, calculating evil.
Frank'n'Furter (is he really a villain, though? Perhaps Riff's the real villain) from 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' - words fail me. Superb.
The Emperor Commodus from 'Gladiator' - murderous, incestuous, deceiving, and yet still oddly groovy in an evil sort of way.
Tue, 28th Dec '04, 10:13pm
King Longshanks from 'Braveheart' - watch the movie and you'll see what I mean.
The "Deadites" from 'Army of Darkness' - 'nuff said! :p
Sadam from the 'Hot Shots part Dux' - So evil, yet so funny! :thumb: :rolling:
Tue, 28th Dec '04, 10:43pm
Darth Vader from Star Wars - same reasons as Rednik mentioned
Tommy DeVito from Goodfellas - even thought he's one of the good guys from the perspective in which Goodfellas was made, he's still a gangster, thus a villain. Everything about that movie is brilliant, but especially Tommy DeVito, played by Joe Pesci.
Pinhead from the Hellraiser films - just look and listen to him...
Tue, 28th Dec '04, 10:44pm
Kevin Spacey's character in "Seven". He has the coolest dialog.
Sadako in Ringu. She scared the *bleep* out of me.
Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern. They were the "Wet Bandits" in Home Alone. They were really funny in the first movie.
Wed, 29th Dec '04, 12:30am
I can only vote for Darth Vader since I haven't been following the movie-scene for years. Ask about "Top-3 Game Villains" and I might have a bit longer list. :cool:
Wed, 29th Dec '04, 1:52am
Sauron - Hey, my obsession with the books will never die.
Emperor Palpatine - Much as I love Darth Vader, the Emperor conveys a more subtle and no less menacing aura, IMHO.
Alien Queen - This savage and ruthless beast was what made the Aliens movie an immortal classic for me.
Wed, 29th Dec '04, 3:12am
Rothbart from The Swan Princess - that guy is an amazing (and singing!) bad guy :)
Gaston from Beauty and the Beast - Goes without saying, no? Arrogance is a wonderful thing :)
Jaffar from Aladdin - because evil voice overs don't get much more evil than that :)
Wed, 29th Dec '04, 10:29am
You've got to be kidding me...your top 3 villains are from Disney cartoon movies?!?! :rolleyes:
Although, I must say, when Rothbart turns in to 'The Great Animal', he's pretty cool. Disney wasn't off the track too far to include a demon-like monster in one of their movies! :rolling:
Wed, 29th Dec '04, 10:57pm
Well, maybe they're not all exactly villains, but I think these deserve at least honorary mentions:
Don Vito Corleone in "The Godfather": honorable and even just in a sort of a way, but with very few scruples when he wants something done... and the "offer he can't refuse" bit was impressive.
Alucard from "Hellsing": hm, although it can be argued that being on the side of the agency may disqualify him from running for the title, he is otherwise a perfect candidate: arrogant, cruel, powerful, charismatic = 120% cool - and simply not human. I've seen him called "The king of all badasses"... I couldn't agree more. Talking about the lure of the dark side... Apologies to all SW fans, but that's what it's all about.
The alter ego of the protagonist in "Fight Club" (don't remember the name right now). I've forgotten most of the movie, but that guy left some impression.
Wed, 29th Dec '04, 11:37pm
The Grey Men from MOMO (also in the Book) - A evil group of people with grey skin, that steal the time of the people, and smoke it as cigars? That's evil!
King Haggard from "The Last Unicorn" - He might seem a sad old man, but don't be deceived. The Red bull is a little calf in comparison.
Einon from Dragonheart - I can't really go into the details why he is so evil, but let me just say that he is a spoiled child, that abuses the good that has been done to him.
Also, I would like to make a honourable mention (because most of you probably don't know the movie anyway):
Santa Maria from "Der Schuh des Manitu" ("The Shoe of Manitou"), played by Sky Dumont.
Santa Maria - being cool (http://www.schuhdesmanitu.de/images/szene07.jpg)
I would love to show you the clip for the "Super Perforator" scene, but I can't find it anywere...
Fri, 31st Dec '04, 11:33am
1) Cynric from King Arthur. He kinda looks cool with the beard and all. He kills Lancelot with a crossbow at Badon Hill and he's the son of Cerdic, the Saxon commander.
2) Marik Ishtar from Yu-Gi-Oh! He's the Egyptian guy who wants to be ruler of the world with the power of the three gods: Slifer the Sky Dragon, Obelisk the Tormentor and The Winged Dragon of Ra.
3) That woman villain from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. She is so cool with her deadly arsenal of weapons, excellent fighting techniques and the ability to change into another person.
(she's not as good as Arnie though, but he's a good guy in T3)
Fri, 31st Dec '04, 12:40pm
Darth Vader - Simply the best villain EVER.
Alucard - should be on the list but he hasnt been in any movies that i can think of so gets automatically disqualified.
Tyler Durden (the alter ego from Fight Club) - Nothing beats a villain that only exists in your head.
Agent Smith - Suit, tie, shades. Great lines, vision, and almost unstoppable.
Fri, 31st Dec '04, 12:46pm
team rocket from Pokemon
Fri, 31st Dec '04, 3:40pm
Number one is an easy choice - Darth Vader.
For my second choice I would have to say Arnold as the Terminator in the original. The first film had far more grit and the Terminator appeared far more menacing than the dull special effects bots from the sequals. The original Terminator did not have any fancy gizmos and gadgets and the weapons were far more conventional and the film was much better because of that. Instead of seeing two robots beating on each other we had a story of two fragile humans trying to survive being hunted by a virtually unstoppable killing machine. Besides, how can you go wrong with a villain who cuts out his own damaged eye?
I could probably put forward any number of contenders for number three but I guess I wiill go with Budd from Kill Bill V2. I went in to the film expecting him to be a throw away villain who would be quickly killed but by the time he died I was sad that I wouldn't see any more of the character. How can you not like the sarcastic, broken down, out of shape, trailer trash scum who still manages to come the closest to actually killing the Bride?
Fri, 31st Dec '04, 8:39pm
1) Agent Smith, like Leppi said...great lines
2) Kevin Spacey's character in Seven
3) Jeremy Irons in Dungeon & Dragons movie...LOL...just kidding. I was trying to think of others, but one can escape the truth that Darth Vader is one of the best and more charismatic villains the 7th art ever saw.
Sat, 1st Jan '05, 8:33pm
1) Darth Vader (Starwars)
2) Captain Spaulding (House of the 1000 Corpses)
3) Pinhead (Hellraiser) and The Ring wraiths (LOTR)
I also reaally like the big bad wolf But I don't think he is a movie star :p
I didn't include Gollum to this list, since I don't see him as a villian. But he is the best movie (and book) caracter ever!
Sat, 1st Jan '05, 8:59pm
1.Darth Vader.he's just...great.
2.Agent Smith, also
3.Jon Irenicus, well not movie character, but still one of my all-time favorites,and i can't think of anyone else.
Sun, 2nd Jan '05, 11:18am
Alien Queen - This savage and ruthless beast was what made the Aliens movie an immortal classic for me. I have to agree there Beren! The Aliens were great!
Darth Vader also is a must, but it was hard to Decide the third. It was a toss up between Ring Wraiths and Agent Smith. I'll have to go with the 'Black Riders' on this one!!!
@Sarevoke- team rocket from Pokemon You disgrace me!!! :)
Master of Nuhn
Sun, 2nd Jan '05, 6:53pm
Lothar Matthaus, Jurgen Klinsmann and Rudi Voller in 1988. But of course, the bad guys loose. :p
I gues I've seen too few movies to come up with 3 villains. But usually smart, evil and a tad cruel people would win it. Perhaps King Edward 'Longshanks' or Emperor Commodus. Can't think of real good examples.
Sun, 2nd Jan '05, 7:09pm
Can't think of anyone else no matter how much I try.
Sun, 2nd Jan '05, 7:23pm
Ersnt Stavro Blofeld (various James Bond movies)
Chucky from the childs play movies hehe
Sun, 2nd Jan '05, 7:34pm
1) Darth Vader. Nobody beats him, allthough the emperor is pretty close in episode 6. but the fact that Vader has more cool lines, makes him more cool.
2) Agent smith.
3)The arch angel Gabriel, played by Christopher Walken in Gods army/prophecy. Although Viggo Mortensen as Lucifer was just as badass.
Sun, 2nd Jan '05, 8:02pm
Dont really like movie villains, they are always so incompetent and petty. Movie villains are the personification of "stupid evil" almost all the time.
Vader may appear cool but he too is utterly incompetent, Palpatine has a cool aura but he too is utterly stupid when it really matters.
Two villains which were really villainous and cool are Tywin Lannister and Gregor "The Mountain that rides" Clegane from A song of ice and fire. Tywin is perfect as a ruthless brilliant mastermind and and The Mountain is the personification of martial terror, menace and brutality showing that brute force actually gets you pretty far.
Sun, 2nd Jan '05, 9:24pm
Lothar Matthaus, Jurgen Klinsmann and Rudi Voller in 1988. But of course, the bad guys loose. Now you confused me - You say that three german football players were the villains in a movie?
Can you please explain this?
Master of Nuhn
Mon, 3rd Jan '05, 2:28am
Not a movie, actually. But I'll give you three hints: Half Europe watching telly, soccer, 1988. ;)
Mon, 3rd Jan '05, 5:25am
Col. Tavington (Jason Isaacs from The Patriot)
Sean Miller (Sean Bean from Patriot Games)
Mon, 3rd Jan '05, 5:14pm
Not a movie, actually. But I'll give you three hints: Half Europe watching telly, soccer, 1988. [Wink] Ah, I see. I probably didn't see it. That year I just turned 1.
Son of Bhaal
Tue, 4th Jan '05, 4:22pm
1) Emperor Commodus
3) Agent Smith
others I like: Col. Tavington, Darth, Dr.evil, Crazy 88's, Bill... ohh the list could go on...
Tue, 4th Jan '05, 4:30pm
Sheriff of Nottingham - Alan Rickman plays it SOOO OTT that it is hysterical
Any baddie played by Christpher Walken. He's almost reptillian in his menace. Always excellent
Tue, 4th Jan '05, 4:37pm
Oh, so many to choose from...
Darth Vader - for all the obvious reasons.
Hannibal Lecter - *shudder*
Agent Smith - I am a happy coppertop! Please get rid of that pesky One?
There are many, many others who do not make that list but... that is just my ood today. As it is, I would have added Agent Sands, too, but I simply cannot see him as a villain. :D
Tue, 4th Jan '05, 4:49pm
George Bush from Fahrenheit 9/11 hahahaha
Cenobits from the first 2 Hellraiser Movies
The teacher (kitano) from Battle Royale, he's so evil yet so likeable.
Tue, 4th Jan '05, 6:49pm
My top three were mentioned already so I give other cool villains that haven't been mentioned yet:
Predator - One cool camouflage
Kevin Bacon in Sleepers - Total Slimebag
Natasha Henstridge in Species - Yummy
Christopher Walken in True Romance - Very cool scene with Dennis Hopper
Vincent whatever from Law and Order in the Cell - Totally bizarre and Creepy
Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs - Another creepy whacko
The Shark in Jaws
Gene Hackman in the Unforgiven
Mystique in the X-men films - Yummy again
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Tue, 4th Jan '05, 7:36pm
This one is for you, Cesard.
An article from www.anrhit.dk (http://www.anrhit.dk)
"Bush kåret som den ondeste
Det kan godt være, at George Bush ikke kommer til at vinde valget, men han har dog lige vundet en anden afstemning. Filmbladet har netop afholdt afstemning om den ondeste filmskurk. Den vandt Bush, for sin rolle i filmen 9/11. Dermed bankede han Doctor Octopus fra Spiderman 2 og Leatherface fra film The Texas Chainsaw massacre."
For those of you who do not understand Danish:
Bush heralded as the most evil.
Maybe George Bush won´t win the election *(old article, I know)*, but he just won another vote. The Moviemagazine just held a vote about the most evil movievillain. Bush won it for his part in the movie 9/11. He thereby beated Doctor Octopus from the movie Spider-man 2 and Leatherface from the movie The Texas Chainsaw massacre.
My list is:
Mola Ram, Indiana Jones. He´ll gladly rip your heart out in a way that doesn´t kill you...(bastard) and then dump you in a lavapit.
Darth Vader, Star Wars: Luke, I am your father. That´ll really ruin your day.
Deacon Frost, Blade.
Personally, I haven´t seen 9/11, so I´ll wait before passing jugdment. I don´t think it´ll change my list, though.
Wed, 5th Jan '05, 10:44am
9/11 was good in its own biased way and ould George came accross as an extremely stupid yet dangerious villian. You should try to see it!
I forgot to add the mighty Vincent Price and Christopher Lee to my list as they always played evil yet camp villians.
Fri, 7th Jan '05, 5:43pm
The French guy from "Unfaithful".
Man...I felt immasculated just watching that movie. I would have killed him too. Seriously.
Sun, 9th Jan '05, 7:50am
lol, i would've killed him too, but not acidentally i think :p
and the great one...
how could nobody else mention him?? The Usual Suspects has the best twist in moviedom, just like KotOR does in gamedom! :p