Greetings, my little priority envelopes. I apologize for the spottiness of “Postal Apocalypse” recently, but rest assured I had very good reasons that I’m absolutely not going to tell you about. This week: Whether superheroes truly create their villains, the reason Jurassic World’s dinosaurs didn’t and won’t have…
Even if you didn’t see Suicide Squad and somehow escaped the reviews of it and, like, also didn’t hear the horror stories about Jared Leto’s Joker, you’d already know that it would never have topped Heath Ledger’s Joker in The Dark Knight anyway. Not only is Ledger’s Joker an iconic performance, his character was also…
Last week, American swimmer Ryan Lochte shared a harrowing tale with the international media. On the way back from a party celebrating the Rio Olympics, the story went, he and three others were pulled over and violently robbed at gunpoint. In the ensuing days, Brazilian officials have raised doubts about their story.…
We’re finally getting superhero movies and TV shows that live up to the wonder and thrill of comics. But despite a few really great bad guys, supervillains still aren’t getting their due. A lot of baddies are just kind of... there. But who’s the weakest supervillain of all time?
Villains from movies come in all shapes and colors and quirks and motivations but they all have one thing in common: their smile. They all smile that same maniacal howl where they’re in a joke that no one else is on. It’s proof that they see the world completely different from the rest of us. It’s that crazy darkness…
Minions is kind of a critic-proof movie. You pretty much already know what you’re getting from this film: one and a half hours of those walking twinkies from the Despicable Me Movies. Amusing antics! Nonsensical babble! Contrived situations! It feels like a direct-to-DVD movie, but it’ll make a billion dollars.
Villains steal the show — it’s pretty much their main job. But some villains are just too over the top and insane, and the heroes aren’t up to the task of standing up to them. Which villain steals the show to such a ridiculous extent, you barely even remember the hero at all?
In our desire to see a female-led superhero movie, we don't want to leave out female supervillains, who are often overshadowed by their male counterparts. Here are a few ideas for creating interesting female villains while avoiding some of the more annoying tropes.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D's primary foe, Hydra, may have gotten a lot scarier on this week's episode, but we've got one pretty good reason to doubt whether their secret schemes will pan out. And, no, it's not just because good always triumphs over evil in the end.
Being a supervillain is hard. You've got to have a plan for ultimate power, gather an army/cabal of geniuses, and find time to taunt your goody-goody nemesis. Plus, it is imperative that your outfit accurately telegraph your power. We've put together an easy-to-follow guide for the supervillain fashion victim.
Everybody obsesses about the Joker and the Green Goblin because they're ultra-famous — but sometimes the smartest villain is the one who flies beneath the radar. And some of the cleverest villains just didn't get the benefit of a big franchise. Here are 10 lesser-known villains who could outthink the famous baddies…
Villains always have the best digs - but which belligerent boss has the biggest and baddest base? Here's a breakdown of some of villainous lairs, to scale.
You only wish you could get dressed with one 1/100th as much frenzied panache as Dr. Terwilliger in this insane musical number from the 1953 Dr. Seuss movie The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T. Seriously, just when you think it's gone too far... it goes farther.
If you're a supervillain, one thing you need to think long and hard about is real estate. Where can you store all of your evil gadgets? How can you stay off of a superhero's radar while remaining comfy? Where will the minions live? We have a few ideas based on real places from around the world.
While some supervillains are out to kill half the world and enslave the other half, many so-called evil masterminds have come up with plots that are more amusing than nefarious—and a few might even benefit humanity. Whose scheme would you like to see play out in the real world?
When a villain comes onto the scene for the first time in a movie, book or TV show, he or she has to do something to make a mark right away. Put an eel in someone's ear. Murder someone we love. Do something horrible. What's the darkest, most memorable villain introduction ever?
Sure, the hero wins in the end — but we all secretly root for the villain. Especially if he or she is super, mega-genius smart. Who's the most awesome evil genius in all of science fiction and fantasy?
Everybody knows that in most science fiction and fantasy universes, the villain is way cooler and more interesting than the hero. But who's the coolest and most badass villain of all time? You decide!
It's like a natural law — charismatic villains can't stay evil forever. Eventually, they join forces with the hero, and often start to stray onto the path of righteousness once and for all. But which reformed villain would you like to see return to the dark side?
Despicable Me blew us away with its inventive, heartfelt story of a supervillain who adopts three girls and turns sort of good. In the sequel, we discover that there's one thing harder than juggling supervillainy and fatherhood: being a good guy and a dad. Spoilers ahead...