Top Ten Supervillains

July 10, 2008 at 6:04 pm (Comics, Movies, Television, Top Ten)

  

Yes, I know, Nolan did a post just like this. I don’t know if you guys are gonna attack me over this, but instead of attacking me, just let me know if this offends you in some way or if you’d rather not see it up, and I will take it down if you’re request is sound. Thanks. 

In the world of Comics, movies based on comics, and television shows based on comics, there are a lot of superheroes that come through to save the day, however, there are also often times just as many super villains trying to thwart them. Here is my list, along with explanations, of my top ten favorite super villains. *Remember all avid comic readers, I don’t read too many comics, a lot of this is based on the movies and TV shows.

  1. Sylar a.k.a. Gabriel Grey-I had a lot of trouble deciding between him and my #2. I eventually decided Sylar because in the show, he was so well hidden and disguised throughout the first few episodes, and then they finally reveal him a flashback episode, where they show why he is what he is. Sylar is a truly psychopathic villain, he probably goes the farthest any of the villains go just for the sake of adversity. He removes people’s brains and uses that to acquire their abilities, which ends up distorting his own personality, making his truly delusional, and my favorite villain.
  2. The Joker-I was so close to giving it the #1. The Joker is one of Batman’s arch nemesia, creating an ultimate foe by committing all of these horrible deeds, just for the sake of anarchy and chaos, just to corrupt the balance of society. He is also probably one of the best portrayed villains, having a multitude of great actors portray him. 
  3. Magneto-I know I’m gonna get props from James for this one. (Remember James, props are good.) Magneto is a brilliant villain, and is probably the oldest on the list, however the fact that flipped a truck in X3 gave him this spot on the list.
  4. Adam Monroe-Another Heroes Character, Adam was introduced in the second season. He’s an immortal, and has been living for 400 years. Adam worked his way to Texas by conning several people and tried unsuccessfully to unleash a virus that would leave him to be a leader of a new society. 
  5. Two Face-Harvey Dent’s alter ego created in the comics from Maroni’s vengeful acid scarring is one of the saddest villains in my opinion. All he wanted was the good for his city, and instead he is scarred and left to his own vigilante ways to seek revenge.
  6. Doctor Octopus-Otto Octavius, the brilliant scientist who uses his maniacal tentacles to commit crime made his way onto the list based on Alfred Molina’s portrayal in 2004’s Spiderman 2. The villain is just your slack jawed lacky, but is actually a bright mind.
  7. Green Goblin-Another entry made by the film series Spiderman, Willem Dafoe’s portrayal of the Green Goblin in 2002’s Spiderman was psychopathically excellent. 
  8. Venom-I might get some slack for this one from DS. Venom is the alien symbiote that attached itself to several people in the comics, and attached itself to Eddie Brock in 2007’s Spiderman 3. Venom shows off the bad in it’s carrier, so theoretically, there’s a little bit of Venom in all of us.
  9. Sandman-A character who could have made it higher up the list if he would have been a little more fleshed out. Sandman is a truly tragic character who only wants the best for his daughter in 2007’s Spiderman 3. His character is one I really enjoyed watching in the movie, and left a tear in my eye. What? I had been watching Extreme Makeover Home Edition.
  10. Daniel Linderman-The crime boss of Heroes, Daniel Linderman is the ultimate con artist, conning people, and being the messiah for some like Adam Monroe mentioned earlier. Daniel Linderman had the ability to heal, however was ironically killed in his New York office by brain squeeze. 

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HellBoy 2 Ad Collection

July 10, 2008 at 8:21 am (Movies, Television, Video)

This is a surprisingly hilarious ad compilation of all the ads featuring Hellboy, along with NBC’s Chuck, American Gladiators, Project Runway, James Lipton, The More you Know, Ghost Hunters, etc. Enjoy. 

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Battle of the Sherlocks

July 10, 2008 at 8:05 am (Movies)

 

Some of you might know about the upcoming comedy project based around Sherlock Holmes, starring Sacha Baron Cohen as Sherlock himself and Will Ferrel as his trusty sidekick, Watson. This would be the second time the two have worked together, the first being in 2006’s Talladega Nights. That project does not have a known release date yet. However, there is another Sherlock Holmes project in the works. Robert Downey Jr., best known now for his role in Iron Man is scheduled to play the expert sleuth in a more serious version next October. The two movies are obviously taking on different tones, one being a serious movie, the other more comedic. It will be interesting to see which one is received better, both critically and commercially, in the coming years. 

Also, in more Robert Downey Jr. news, it is rumored that Iron Man 2 has finally been worked out with John Favreau and Marvel Studios. It is assumed that the sequel will receive more funding, and that John Favreau will be able to direct. However, the 2010 release date is still sketchy.

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10,000 BC Review

July 10, 2008 at 7:41 am (Movies)

Uuughh…..Earl not know what to think about movie…. 10000 BC follows the story of D’Leh, if I’m spelling that right. D’leh Steve(I am so not adding that to safari’s dictionary, let’s just call him Steve) is just your regular caveman, he enjoys hunting, hunting, staring at women and forcing them to love him, and more hunting. One day these slave drivers kidnap “his woman” Evolet, taking her to who knows where, and it’s up to D’Leh Steve and Steve’s friends to help rescue her by traveling what seems like the entire earth. When I was sitting watching this movie, the one thing that continued to pop into my head was “Where are they?” One second there is like this savannah chasing “Mannaks”, next frame they’re in snow, the next they’re in the desert! If you’re looking for a movie with plenty of historical inaccuracies, this is the movie for you. Steve and his African friends that are supposed to be on the other side of the world are great buds, that is until the I-Don’t-Know-What-Race-That-Could-Be Come and kidnap them. Don’t get me wrong, this wasn’t a REALLY BAD movie, it was just kinda bland to me. Yea, I know they’re cavemen, but I would have liked to see more dialogue. I didn’t really care about the characters, to see them live or die, or not that much. The movie spans over an hour and a half, which can kinda felt dragged on. Overall, it’s an action movie. There are mannak chases and spears being thrown and people getting sacrificed, which was the funniest part of the movie. There’s also some romance tossed in, and it’s probably the strongest emotional part of the movie, however I was totally confused at the ending. WHAT HAPPENED, someone, please explain to me how that happens in a non-fictional setting. The movie is very action-y, but just doesn’t offer too much depth, it reminded me a little of Jumper. This movie’s not really good, but it’s not really bad, it’s just one of those right in the middle. If you’re looking for JUST an action movie with not too much plot or depth to it, this is a good choice, if not, go with something like Iron Man. 

3 out of 5

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